Hi, there are artefacts on my screen when I scroll through webpages or play a game. It can be partially fixed by changing the resolution to 800x600 & refresch rate to 56,2. But that is not always workable.
Strange fact is that I had the same problem in Xubuntu as well (in dualboot configuration with Sparky GameOver), but the problem disappeared after a few re-installs. In the previous install (past days), I've found a pictogram (in Xubuntu) to configure third-party and proprietary drivers. There, I could select "NVIDIA legacy binary driver - version 304.117", which solved the problem. With my current install however of Xubuntu the used driver is "X.Org X server -- Nouveau display driver", running smoothly now, without artefacts!
But this doesn't solve my problem at Sparky ofcourse. I suspect it is the driver of my graphical card that causes the problem, but whatever I try, I don't succeed to install the NVIDIA-driver properly.
- SparkyLinux 3.4 “GameOver” i486
- Kernel: Linux 3.14-1-486 (i686)
- Distribution: Debian GNU/Linux jessie/sid
- Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3400+
- VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation C51G[GeForce 6100]
- Desktop session: LXDE
After installation, I executed the following with Sparky APTus:
- Safely upgrade the system
- Update package list
- Fix broken packagers
Terminal output for "nvidia-detect": nvidia-legacy-304xx-driver". Via Synaptic, I installed this driver + nvidia-xconfig, always with all dependencies. At a certain moment, during installation of the driver, a message pops up "Busy configuring xserver-xorg-video-nvidia-legacy-xx" telling that configuration needs to be done manually to activate the NVIDIA-driver, the NVIDIA-driver is not configured, and that it has to be activated in xorg.conf before it can be used.
That's where I get stuck. Can't find this file. Should it be created? What should be in it, and where should it be located? In /etc/X11 or /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d, or still somewhere else? Also the nouveau driver should be blacklisted, how and where?
The installation of the Nvidia-driver wasn't succesfull, so had to re-install Sparky GameOver.
How can I get this solved? Is it the driver that causes the problem, or should try other things first?
I appreciate any help very much! Many thanks in advance!