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Trouble seeing Gimp (Solved)
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bones01

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PostPosted: Tue 22 Feb 2011, 00:55    Post_subject:  Trouble seeing Gimp (Solved)
Sub_title: green lines everywhere
 

I hope I've put this into the right section of the Forum. My apologies if it's better placed elsewhere.

I'm having trouble with Gimp, and have always had this issue with Puppy. It doesn't matter which version of Puppy, or which version of Gimp, the problem seems to be the same - when I use a brush etc in gimp, I end up with so many green lines across the screen, I can no longer see what I'm doing. See attached image.

I have used Quickpet to install the Xorg High driver as suggested.

Below is the information from the Display Information (Menu>System>System Status & Config>Hardinfo Hardware Information).

-Display-
Resolution : 1024x768 pixels
Vendor : The X.Org Foundation
Version : 1.7.6
-Monitors-
Monitor 0 : 1024x768 pixels
-Extensions-
BIG-REQUESTS
Composite
DAMAGE
DOUBLE-BUFFER
DPMS
DRI2
GLX
Generic Event Extension
MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
MIT-SHM
RANDR
RECORD
RENDER
SECURITY
SGI-GLX
SHAPE
SYNC
X-Resource
XC-MISC
XFIXES
XFree86-DRI
XFree86-VidModeExtension
XINERAMA
XInputExtension
XKEYBOARD
XTEST
XVideo
-OpenGL-
Vendor : Tungsten Graphics, Inc.
Renderer : Mesa DRI R100 (RV100 4C59) 20090101 AGP 1x x86/MMX/SSE2 NO-TCL
Version : 1.3 Mesa 7.7.1
Direct Rendering : Yes



I assume the problem is with the video card or something like that. At the moment, I'm using Lucid 5.2, which is great. My laptop is an IBM Thinkpad (lenovo) X31 with

-Computer-
Processor : Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1600MHz
Memory : 774MB (246MB used)
Operating System : Puppy Linux 0.52
User Name : root (root)
Date/Time : Tue 22 Feb 2011 15:47:47 EST
-Display-
Resolution : 1024x768 pixels
OpenGL Renderer : Mesa DRI R100 (RV100 4C59) 20090101 AGP 1x x86/MMX/SSE2 NO-TCL
X11 Vendor : The X.Org Foundation


Thanks for any help that you might be able to give. I'd love to do more with Gimp.

Bones
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PostPosted: Fri 04 Mar 2011, 22:31    Post_subject:  

That looks a /lot/ to me like an overloaded graphics card going pukey all over your pictures.

I'm guessing either (a) installing a special driver if one is available or (b) increasing the amount of RAM used by the graphics chip (do this in BIOS) is necessary. If neither one works, then it's probably time to upgrade.

That said... I'm no expert with the GIMP so feel free to ignore me if you want.

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PostPosted: Fri 04 Mar 2011, 22:43    Post_subject:  

Sounds like dodgy graphics drivers.
You could try disabling OpenGL or using Xvesa instead of Xorg.

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PostPosted: Sat 05 Mar 2011, 09:41    Post_subject:  

when i use puppy i use xvesa always

old monitor and weird dell graphics card nonsense mb !@#$%

give it a try!

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bones01

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PostPosted: Mon 07 Mar 2011, 03:17    Post_subject:  

Thanks all,

I'll try it with xvesa and see how it goes.

Bones

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PostPosted: Mon 07 Mar 2011, 05:42    Post_subject:
Sub_title: I love an easy solution
 

Thanks for your support and suggestion.

Changed to vesa and all seems to work fine now. I don't know if that will affect anything else, but Gimp is nice and clean now.

Thanks for your help, disciple. Bugman, you have the right idea.

Enjoy life.

Bones

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PostPosted: Mon 07 Mar 2011, 23:01    Post_subject:  

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I don't know if that will affect anything else

It will prevent you from using hardware video acceleration (e.g. in gxine or Mplayer)

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PostPosted: Tue 08 Mar 2011, 02:46    Post_subject:  

disciple wrote:
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I don't know if that will affect anything else

It will prevent you from using hardware video acceleration (e.g. in gxine or Mplayer)


Well, then it shouldn't be a great problem.

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