[ltp] Thinkpad 760E
Tue, 24 Oct 2000 10:47:23 -0400 (EDT)
Thank you all for your replies.
As I played yesterday with the XF86, I noticed actually that the
flickering is present in VGA mode too, which makes me think it is
not a X server problem.
It is related to the temperature of the electronics (760E/ED series
are known for overheating - see: http://www-1.ibm.com/servlet/support/manager?
rt=0&rs=0&org=psg&doc=C8AECCABD1B6C2BF802564260041DD40 ) as it does not
occur when the machine is cold.
Therefore, I think there is no software solution for the problem (I
doubt that stuff like cpu throttling or apmiser would do much). If you
think I am wrong, I would be happy to hear your opinions.
On Mon, 23 Oct 2000, Robert H. Brown wrote:
> I have a 770 ED and I have had the same problem with XF86 version 3. My
> guess is that the problem is a subtle timing thing because it is
> sensitive to the machine temperature. I played around with XF86 on mine
> a whole bunch without success, so I gave up and bought the Accelerated X
> server. It works fine and I've never looked back!
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