Hmm, I really don't know if I'm prepared to install it all again now
that I have more and more programs running happily together in Linux.
I'd rather try to tweak some config files, change som drivers or
something like that.
And I am almost 100% sure that all settings was entered correctly when
I installed it (video card, monitor etc etc).
And also, why does it work so many times and sometimes not?
Thanks for the suggestion though!
> I have a sneaking suspicion that x was not configured properly for your
> video card. I would go back to the installer and reinstall x, even though
> it means going through the full install again. then make sure that you
> identify the video card properly, as well as the monitor, resolution and
> color depth. I found that under linux, I had to run 16 bit color, or the
> display was all flubbed up. Before you exit the inistaller, be sure to
> test your settings and go back and correct if they arent right.
> > Sometimes (maybe one out of four times) when I start X with startx the
> > computer locks up and some garbage starts to roll upwards on the screen
> > (like som old grafix demo on the Amiga). It looks like the same memory
> > block rolls up up up all the time (lightblue/purple background and small
> > different colored strips). I haven't been able to figure out if I do
> > anthing special those times it locks up. Is this a problem with my
> > graphic card, Xfree86 or something else?
> > I'm running Mandrake 8.0 and have a Matrox Productiva G100 with 4Megs
> > of memory which seems to work fine otherwise. I've never had it hang
> > after X has started up.
> > /Barman