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Postby varaahan on Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:29 am

In firefox and other window manager apps the scrolling is wavy.
How to avoid this.
My box is AMD 3000 + / 1 GB RAM / Asus mobo A8V-VM.

I had similar problem in Zenwalk but upon upgradation to its recent version 4.4.1, the problem automatically disappeared.
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Postby mumbo719 on Tue Feb 27, 2007 6:30 pm

Try changing the refresh rate in your screen resolution settings.

Did you run envy by any chance?
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Postby varaahan on Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:42 pm

envy ? no !
I'll try to change the refresh rate and post soon.
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Postby timmyflight on Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:39 pm

I had the same problem before i installed envy, after that, the scrolling is nice and smooth :D
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Postby mumbo719 on Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:53 am

I would run the envy script to get the latest video drivers before I try to adjust the resolution.

Let us know how it works out.
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Postby varaahan on Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:46 pm

See this:
sridhar@bianca:~$ sudo apt-get install envy
Password:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
envy is already the newest version.
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
dmsetup
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 6 not upgraded.
sridhar@bianca:~$ sudo apt-get autoremove
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
dmsetup
The following packages will be REMOVED:
dmsetup
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 6 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B of archives.
After unpacking 90.1kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
(Reading database ... 89452 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing dmsetup ...


Even after this the screen is wavy.

Also changing the screen resolution to 800 X 600 did not solve the problem.
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Postby nick on Sat Mar 03, 2007 5:06 am

I think you have only installed Envy, you need to run it,
Press CTRL/ALT/F1 at same time, that will take
you out of Xserver, the type sudo envy, and choose your graphics card,
and install driver
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Postby varaahan on Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:42 am

My mobo has no ATI /NVidia card.
Running envy as su did not help.
Any other pointers ?
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Postby Husse on Fri Mar 09, 2007 2:06 pm

Envy is for ATI/nVidia. Find out what card you have, could be SiS or Matrox or Intel.
When you know that search for a driver in Synaptics, at least the driver for all (?) SiS cards is there and install the driver from synaptics.
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Postby clem on Fri Mar 09, 2007 2:22 pm

I think you have only installed Envy


Not even... envy is already installed in Linux Mint (if you read the output of APT it does tell you that 0 packages were installed).

If you want the latest version of envy (0.8.2) you can get it from Romeo or from Alberto Milone's website (http://www.albertomilone.com/nvidia_scripts1.html)

Follow the tutorials and if you update upgrade to a different kernel (I know 2.6.17-11 is there for instance) don't forget to run envy again.

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Postby NiksaVel on Fri Mar 09, 2007 7:01 pm

My mobo has no ATI /NVidia card.


he doesn't have neither ATI nor nVidia card... hence as I understand it he doesn't need envy at all...
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Postby varaahan on Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:00 pm

I think my mobo uses intel card. I'll try with synaptic shortly and post the results.
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Postby varaahan on Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:30 pm

My mobo has Integrated VIA Deltachrome Graphics Proceessing Unit . I don't know how to upgrade it with Synaptic.
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Postby varaahan on Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:46 pm

I upgraded/installed all the video drivers but still the problem persists.
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Postby varaahan on Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:51 am

After a gap , i downloaded Cassandra (GNOME) and installed it.
The first thing I checked is for wavy scrolling and behold! It's gone !!

An Cassandra looks great !

May be the problem is with xorg ?
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Postby kenetics on Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:57 pm

Same thing with me. Bianca and some other Linux distros left me with bad scrolling. Cassandra, Ubuntu Fiesty, PCLOS and OpenSUSE gives me smooth scrolling. I think it is because they support my video better, which is SiS 661.
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