Tuesday, November 21, 2006
FGLRX w/ ACPI and Flicker
Well-- all is going well on the laptop and I guess it would be false advertising if I said that everything is perfect, I have one minor bug. With the fglrx driver I have noticed that my laptop's lcd screen has a very odd flicker to it. This seems to be a common problem but I haven't dedicated any time to a solution as I've been busy and did figure out a work around. For me if the screen is flickering I can press fn+f3 and wait for the screens to shut off. Then by moving the mouse the screens come back and the laptop is no longer flickering. I've messed with the xorg.conf a little bit but havent found anything that seems to fix it. I'm fairly positive that the real issue is being caused by the settings for the acpi on the laptop. I'm going to do some more research and more trial and error tests as to how I can get this puppy purrfect. So if you get the flicker just hit fn+f3 and shake the mouse after they turn black, if this doesnt work try repeating as it always works for me in less than 3 tries usually only two. Check back here and I should have a fix up.