[K12OSN] rdesktop big square

Shawn Powers spowers at inlandlakes.org
Tue Dec 19 09:28:43 UTC 2006

On Mon, December 18, 2006 4:34 pm, Eric Harrison wrote:
> I received an internal question today about the exact same problem on
> the exact same configuration. (k12ltsp 5.0/hp t5215)
> I built an updated rdesktop version 1.5 package, but that didn't seem to
> fix the problem. I have not had the chance to do more than that.

Thanks Eric.  If it helps at all, it really looks like a video
driver/chipset issue.  I say that, because there's also a really weird
video artifact about 1.5" down on the left hand side of the screen.  It's
a dashed line that extends about an inch into the display.  I actually
thought it was a bad LCD the first time I saw it, but I've seen it on CRTs
as well.

The artifact doesn't always appear, but sometimes it's even there during
the bootup process, so perhaps it's actually a flaw in the chipset.  (I've
seen it on several different machines, all the t5215)

The big square is definitely more annoying, but I thought I'd mention the
artifact as well.


Shawn Powers
Technology Director
Inland Lakes Schools
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FAX: 509-356-7024
spowers at inlandlakes.org

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