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#1 2013-08-26 15:04:56

Tommy311
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From: You would never find it ...
Registered: 2012-03-04
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Redrawing, flashing and pain in the eyes

Hello.

Recently, I discovered the joy of Ratpoison and keyboard driven usage of Linux. I use tiling as often as my bad sight lets me (which is really not that often), so I mostly have one big frame and switch windows in it.
Here comes the problem. When I switch windows and the screen get redrawn, there is white-ish flash. Once in a time it is bearable, but switching regularly really hurts the eyes.
I am using ATI videocard and I remember installing driver for it but ... I dont remember which one sad (btw, how can I find out which driver am I using? fglrx-info gives only basic info ... )

Thank you for your responses and have a nice, crunchy day !


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#2 2013-10-07 14:46:19

Tommy311
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Registered: 2012-03-04
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Re: Redrawing, flashing and pain in the eyes

Sorry for double posting.
Few weeks later, few hundred views later, and I still dont have a solution for this.
Today, I tried awesome with no luck. Still the same old flash when I change windows.
I wonder what openbox does different. In openbox, I can alt-tab between dark black full-screen windows and nothing blinks, nothing hurts my eyes.
Ratpoison, awesome, i3? All the same. I am certainly missing the joke here.
If anyone can give me atleast a little insight, I would be infinitely grateful (especialy my eyes would be happy).
Thank you.


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#3 2013-10-07 16:14:56

VDP76
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Registered: 2012-04-12
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Re: Redrawing, flashing and pain in the eyes

Hi Tommy311,

I am afraid I do not have much suggestion on how to solve the "flashing issue"...but we can start to see which card/driver you're using, please, post the output of

lspci -knn | grep -A3 VGA

by the way, I would suggest you to use redshift (official page)...at least the flashing would be reddish, so less bright and less painful for the eyes...

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#4 2013-10-07 19:52:55

Tommy311
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Re: Redrawing, flashing and pain in the eyes

Here it is:

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Turks [Radeon HD 6670] [1002:6758]
	Subsystem: PC Partner Limited Device [174b:e194]
	Kernel driver in use: fglrx_pci

Fglrx is most likely 12.6 version (most likely, because I am using desktop and laptop, both with ATI graphics, #! and same problems, so I am sometimes confused from which is which)


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#5 2013-10-10 12:05:55

VDP76
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Registered: 2012-04-12
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Re: Redrawing, flashing and pain in the eyes

do you have the same flashing problem if you switch back to the FOSS radeon driver!?

I guess that without uninstalling the driver you could try to blacklist it and reboot..
if you do that, do keep a live-cd handy so if something goes wrong with the video you can chroot (see my sig) and revert the change....

I hope this helps....

edit: this suggestion is a bit of a wild guess for me, as I have no recent experience with ATI driver and never had to deal with the propietary one, but it might be worth a shot...

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