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Old 05-06-04, 10:35 PM   #1
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Default FX5600 Go Flicker with Sony Vaio

I have tried many different settings in my XF86Config, and I have googled forever, to try to find a way to get my screen to stop flickering. It flickers every 10 minutes or so, and it is extremely annoying.

I have a Sony Vaio PCG-GRT170 with an Nvidia FX5600 Go video card. I am using the 2.6.5 kernel on Gentoo 2004.1. I have also used the 2.6.3 kernel also on Gentoo 2004.0. I attached a copy of my XF86Config file as a .doc. I am using the driver 1.0-5336-pkg1, although I have also used earlier drivers and experienced the same problem. My video bios version is 04.31.20.37.a8.

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Old 05-07-04, 07:16 AM   #2
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Default Re: FX5600 Go Flicker with Sony Vaio

The current fix is

Option "HWCursor" "0"
Option "SWCursor" "1"

in the XF88config file

but beware, some uses are noticing redraw errors in openGL apps.
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Old 05-09-04, 10:49 PM   #3
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Where do I put those options in XF86Config? I put them in the Device section and still I am having a flicker in my screen ever ten minutes or so.

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Old 05-10-04, 08:42 AM   #4
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the device section where you have
Driver "nvidia"
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Old 05-10-04, 08:58 PM   #5
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Yeah, that is where I put them, and the only thing that i noticed is that out of x, I could not see my writing. I don't know what the was related to, but I removed the options and restarted and haven't had that problem again. In regards to the flicker in the screen it never made a difference, the flicker continued to propagate every ten minutes or so. Thanks for the insight. Does anyone else have a clue how to get rid of such an annoying phenomena?

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Default Re: FX5600 Go Flicker with Sony Vaio

Hi,
I have a Toshiba P10 with FX5600go and 1.0-5336 and I have the same flicker problem. I tried as well the "HWCursor" "0" and "SWCursor" "1" and it didn't work. Any ideas??, Thanks.
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Old 05-21-04, 08:57 AM   #7
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my favorite fix for any problem is currently adding

Option "IgnoreDisplayDevices" "DFP, TV"

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Unfortunately

Option "IgnoreDisplayDevices" "DFP, TV"

doesn't make the flicker to go away, any other ideas?? Thanks!
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