[ltp] screen flicker

Jason Brooks linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Sat, 17 Jul 2010 02:57:11 -0700

backlight flicker? If so it is most likely the ballast going out. Does
it happen running windows? If not it can be a invalid backlight
brightness value.

On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 1:29 PM, Johannes.Lichtenberger
<Johannes.Lichtenberger@uni-konstanz.de> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm working with Ubuntu 10.04 and somehow get from time to time a (very
> short) flicker lately. I'm not sure if I've installed a video driver update
> sometime with the auto update function in Ubuntu. My notebook model is a
> T500 Thinkpad and not very old (from january). At first I've had problems
> with the closed source ATI driver and couldn't get Ubuntu to (re-)work after
> installing it, thus I've installed a fresh Ubuntu. The splash screen, which
> is shown during the booting of Ubuntu, seems to be "damaged" the first 2
> seconds or so, but that's since my first install of Ubuntu.
> I pretty much think it's a softwar/Ubuntu problem, but now I'm worrying if
> it couldn't be a hardware defect :-/
> regards,
> johannes
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