This Millenium II plus Iiyama pro502 problem is driving me nuts.
Thanks to all who have made suggestions so far, but the
problem is still here.
Here are the details so far - I'd be grateful for any more help:
Problem is, after installing the Matrox driver in Win98 I get vertical red
lines - about a character width (in lo res) apart. Increasing the res
makes the lines fainter but they are still there. Moving windows
or icons around leaves vertical lines lying around (even after releasing
the mouse button, so it isn't a delayed response "trail").
A win98 reinstall seemed to solve things, but it came back again
after a few days(!?).
1. Hardware is:
Celeron 366, ABIT BH6, Soundblaster Live Value, NE2000-type
ethernet adapter, and the Matrox Millenium II (8byte)
OS is :
Win98, but I'm also seeing the problem now with Linux RH5.2
2. In Win98 the problem only appears after I install the Matrox driver.
Up till then the display is low res, but clean.
3. I've tried latest driver, latest certified driver, and unified driver.
All show the problem.
4. I've updated the Mill II BIOS. Didn't help.
5. I've tried the complete deinstall then reinstall as suggested by
one poster. Didn't help.
6. I reinstalled Win98. This completely solved the problem for
a couple of days, then it came back.
7. I thought Linux was clean but I noticed problems a few days after
the install. Faint blue vertical lines against the main background.
Moving icons around "erased" the faint lines, leaving me with
the normal blue X background.
8. Phoned Matrox - they suggested newest drivers and a BIOS
upgrade (both of which I then tried to no avail). They also
suggested an ABIT BIOS upgrade too which I haven't tried.
But good grief, surely that shouldn't be necessary?
9. Phone Iiyama. They said it was unequivocally a card/driver/OS
problem - not a monitor one.
9. Some details I get from the Matrox tools:
RAMDAC Speed: 250MHz
VGA BIOS version: 1.5
Display driver version: 4.11.01.4330
VDD Version: 4.11.01.4330
Powerdesk version: 4.33.045
10. I am using the Iiyama driver as supplied with the monitor.
11. Varying resolutions can help (typically the higher the better)
but never solves it.
12. I'm using BNC not D-SUB, but surely that wouldn't cause
rubbish like I am seeing?
Specifically - can I be sure that the monitor isn't busted (I think so)?
Or the card - could it be damaged (the RAM say)??
And if not, then what?