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Bug 41542 - Screen filled with vertical lines
Summary: Screen filled with vertical lines
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Unspecified (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High major (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo X packagers
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-02-14 01:07 UTC by Calvin Spealman
Modified: 2005-10-05 20:12 UTC (History)
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Description Calvin Spealman 2004-02-14 01:07:54 UTC
several times, i have found my system suddenly display multicolored vertical lines on the screen. I try switching vertical terminals and ctrl+alt+bksp, both of which seem to just reset the X server, and bring back the vertical lines. The only fix is a hard reboot.

I am running a stock HP Pavilion 503w with a Celeron 1.7 mhz, 128 megs of ram, and an intel 82845G/GL graphics chipset. I am currently using kernel 2.4.22-gentoo-r5

I'm trying to get my system stable enough to get rid of windows, but this makes me afraid to do so.
Comment 1 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2004-02-14 01:14:55 UTC
afaik those intel cards have known issues
Comment 2 Donnie Berkholz (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-10-05 20:12:05 UTC
If you can reproduce with >=, please reopen.