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MX-17-KDE occasional screen spaz out

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JBoman
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MX-17-KDE occasional screen spaz out

#1 Post by JBoman » Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:52 pm

After booted to desktop about every 3rd or 4th time I click on firefox to start the screen spaz out to unidentifiable fragments and will not respond to mouse or keyboard actions including cntrl-alt-delete; have to manually shutdown and restart to make it work. It usually works after reboot but have had it take 3 reboots before it quits spaz out. It is NOT hardware related. Also internet connection starts automatic about half the times I boot up the other half times I have to start it manually. :needcoffee:
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Re: MX-17-KDE occasional screen spaz out

#2 Post by Richard » Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:47 am

not applicable...
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Re: MX-17-KDE occasional screen spaz out

#3 Post by rover » Wed May 02, 2018 10:26 am

@ JBoman Sir if, by screen spaz out , you mean that you get flickering and/or tearing ,plus incosistent scrolling in firefox , why not try switching the compositor settings from open gl to xrender and see if it makes any difference .
Also about your connection settings allow access to all users to avoid starting it manually.
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Re: MX-17-KDE occasional screen spaz out

#4 Post by JBoman » Mon May 07, 2018 7:23 pm

Thank you all for the suggestions.and apologize for the delayed response. Pretty sure xrender would have worked as it has in the past years with such a problem. This install is fairly new and your suggestion caused me to remember I had not installed Nvidea so installed it first and it fixed the fragmented screen. Thanks again, Jerry
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Re: MX-17-KDE occasional screen spaz out

#5 Post by stevedude » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:48 am

JBoman wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 7:23 pm
I had not installed Nvidea so installed it first and it fixed the fragmented screen.
I am brand-new to MX Linux and installed it just a few days ago. That happened to me before I too realized I hadn't installed the NVidia drivers. Before I did that, I removed the screen saver which helped a little also.

Seems to me the default Nouveau driver is causing the issue on some systems.
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