I'd agree. It sounds like a build-up of charge somewhere, probably a
regulator/capacitor having a wittle puke when it gets overloaded (that's my
For sure, check out yer Refresh Rate, set both by XFree and against yer
Video Card (Vertical as well as horizontal)
Did this happen with *stick knife in me* Windows? If so, did you try the
web for incompatability issues between yer card's factory refresh rates and
yer monitor? Maybe you are trying to run a rate not designed to refresh
rate, e.g. like a Monitor may do 65, 72, 85, 100hz and you may have selected
Hope it helps...
P.S. Your Tube will not explode, but implode! (Vacuum) And yer Capacitors
will boil, not explode :) So yer safe..ish
From: John Allen [mailto:john.allen at online.ie]
Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2001 8:53 PM
To: dg at dermotgorman.com
Cc: ilug at linux.ie
Subject: Re: [ILUG] screen weirdness
In all probability you are running it beyond it's rated refresh/resolution,
and it is complaining. I had a similar problem with a Gateway EV700,
just being slightly over 61Hz at 1280x1024, only rated to 60Hz.
Dermot Gorman wrote:
> I've a weird problem with my monitor. Every so often (~10 minutes) the
> monitor makes a clicking noise (like an electrical short) and the screen
> disappears and then reappears. Sometimes the screen increases in size but
> then immediately clicks back into place. Its starting to sound like the
> in the monitor is ready to explode ! Monitor is Gateway EV500, graphics
> Matrox G100 Productiva with XFree86_ SVGA server.
>> Has anybody seen this type of problem before?
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