Old rage based card has poor damage control recovery.

Vladimir Dergachev volodya at mindspring.com
Fri Oct 1 19:40:45 PDT 2004

On Fri, 1 Oct 2004, Gene Heskett wrote:

> Greetings;
> I have an old 233 mhz P2 in the woodshop running FC2 and its yum style
> up2date as of yesterday.
> It runs ok for an old klunk, but if inactive long enough for the blank
> screen blanker to kick in, then the recovery is horrible, the only
> thing redrawn when the mouse is moved to wake it up is the outside
> border and the mouse as it moves.  You have to see if you can find
> the mouse, move it to the bottom of the screen and wipe it back and
> forth enough to find the pager, then switch screens, which switches
> backgrounds before it will redraw a useable screen.
> The video card in it is a rage based card, but only has 4 megs of ram.
> Is this fixable, or am I out another 80 bucks for another xtacy
> 9200SE radeon?  Anything else seems to be well over 100 bucks
> locally.  As in Yeeeouch!  The most active game it might play is sol.
> Oh, and its running gnome.

Could you try to find out what causes this ?

You can try to use "xset" to cause the Xserver blank manually.
Check which of the different ways to blank (plain blank, dpms levels, 

If this works properly, then the problem is likely with standalone

Lastly - does switching to console and back repaints the screen ?


                          Vladimir Dergachev

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