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Strange horizontal line in bottom 1/5 th of screen [SOLVED]

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Strange horizontal line in bottom 1/5 th of screen [SOLVED]

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Post by Sparky » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:47 am

There is a persistent horizontal line in approximately the bottom 1/5th of my screen. This appears in all applications. Could it be the drivers or some sort of configuration?

Graphics: Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 530 driver: i915 v: kernel
Device-2: NVIDIA GM107M [GeForce GTX 960M] driver: nvidia v: 390.87
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.2 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa
resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 960M/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.87
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Re: Strange horizontal line in bottom 1/5 th of screen

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Post by chrispop99 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:08 am

Sure it's not a hardware problem?

Boot live to see if it's still there; if it is, you can eliminate a corrupted or faulty install.

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Re: Strange horizontal line in bottom 1/5 th of screen

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:01 am

I would guess the pipeline is not forced. If the line is not there in live, go inside nvidia-settings and in advanced tick force composition pipeline. Then reboot and see if it's gone.
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Re: Strange horizontal line in bottom 1/5 th of screen

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Post by dolphin_oracle » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:29 am

are you using plank?
http://www.youtube.com/runwiththedolphin
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Re: Strange horizontal line in bottom 1/5 th of screen

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Post by oops » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:44 am

dolphin_oracle wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:29 am
are you using plank?
Right dolphin good question.
FI: Here With Plank I had already to uncheck with "xfwm4-tweaks-settings" / Compositor / the shadows item
https://docs.xfce.org/xfce/xfwm4/wmtweaks
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Re: Strange horizontal line in bottom 1/5 th of screen

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Post by Sparky » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:13 pm

dolphin_oracle wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:29 am
are you using plank?
I am using Cairo dock. I booted with the live USB and the line isn't there.
I'll check the Nvidia settings next as Eadwine suggested.

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Re: Strange horizontal line in bottom 1/5 th of screen

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Post by manyroads » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:24 pm

I'm not clear if your xfwm4 settings look like the attached. If they don't try setting them as they are in the image to see if things improve. :bagoverhead:
Screenshot_2019-01-12_10-23-14.png
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Re: Strange horizontal line in bottom 1/5 th of screen

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Post by Sparky » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:36 pm

manyroads wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:24 pm
I'm not clear if your xfwm4 settings look like the attached. If they don't try setting them as they are in the image to see if things improve. :bagoverhead:
Screenshot_2019-01-12_10-23-14.png
Thanks, that did it! I just copied all the checkmarks you provided with my version and the line is gone!
Thanks!

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Re: Strange horizontal line in bottom 1/5 th of screen [SOLVED]

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Post by manyroads » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:38 pm

I love visual learners! :number1: I can remember trying to fix that beast of a problem earlier. I even reinstalled my then distro to make it go away. :p
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Re: Strange horizontal line in bottom 1/5 th of screen [SOLVED]

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:59 pm

Perfect!!
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