Fedora 9 Openchrome drv HP w2207h Monitor : Third UPDATE
Beartooth at swva.net
Mon Jul 7 18:35:11 UTC 2008
On Mon, 07 Jul 2008 16:21:41 +0000, I Beartooth wrote:
> I'll keep trying a little longer, in hopes of a clue to whether
> the trouble is in Galeon a/o other browsers, or in F9, or my hardware --
> or at my local access provider.
> Meanwhile, Frank Murphy has kindly emailed a whole xorg.conf
> designed specifically for this monitor. I have moved the old one out of
> the way, and created a new one copied from his email. I'll log out and
> back in in a little while, and report how it does.
Disaster -- but I have no idea whether Frank's xorg.conf had
anything at all to do with it.
That machine has been going into occasional snits lately --
acting as if it were over its head in cold molasses. Small example : a
time or two, on reboot, it got as far as "Stand by for reboot" -- and
then went without any further sign of activity for six whole minutes, by
the sweep second hand on my atomic wristwatch. Another example: one time
I left it doing nothing visible, ran into town, and did errands for a
couple of hours. When I got home, it had finally done the next thing --
and was stuck again.
It does it under both F8 and F9 -- but not XP (which is on the
other hard drive). I can't even tell whether it's hitting an endless 100%
cpu loop, or heating something up in the hardware. But I have asked a
young friend who does computer repair & maintenance for a living to come
by some evening this week, with his testing tools.
Whatever the reason, when it does that, it doesn't respond to
Ctrl-Alt-Backspace, nor to Ctrl-Alt-Delete, nor yet to the reset button,
nor even to the power button. I have to literally pull the plug on it.
Then when I restore electricity, sometimes it comes back still in
the snit, and sometimes not.
So I haven't yet managed to give the new xorg.conf anything like
a real test yet, and don't know when I'll be able to.
Beartooth Staffwright, PhD, Neo-Redneck Linux Convert
Fedora 8 & 9; Alpine 1.10, Pan 0.132; Privoxy 3.0.6;
Dillo 0.8.6, Galeon 2.0.3, Epiphany 2.20, Opera 9.27, Firefox 2.0
Remember I know precious little of what I am talking about.
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