[arch-general] Problems with flickering monitor

Ray Rashif schiv at archlinux.org
Sat Jan 15 00:32:10 EST 2011

2011/1/15 Ng Oon-Ee <ngoonee at gmail.com>:
> On Sat, 2011-01-15 at 00:25 -0300, dario wrote:
>> Hi, i have a problem with my monitor, since when upgraded with pacman
>> -Syu then when reboot the PC i could not start Arch, but if in fallback.
>> Since my monitor flashes almost second. Then i don't know because walked
>> in normal mode but continues with flashes.
>> My archive /etc/X11/xorg.conf is empty and i have not installed drivers
>> for my plate NVidia.
>> There is a way for configurated the monitor.
> Please check the wiki for xorg and nvidia

I did have this problem with one laptop I was tasked to repair. It was
an old nVidia 420 Go. This is probably due to an EDID mess that came
as part of a regression in the graphics stack, which is not easily
fixed. Neither nv/nouveau nor nvidia worked. You may want to try all
drivers as well.

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