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blanking screen with dosbox, aranym, hatari

Postby xyzz on Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:59 am

Hi,

so I have this weird problem with dosbox, aranym and hatari. I suspect it's SDL related because I just tested a few SDL games with the same issue. What happens is that the screen goes blank for a short time and rather periodically about every three seconds. Any ideas how to resolve this? The emulators run happily under Windows XP on the same machine.
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Re: blanking screen with dosbox, aranym, hatari

Postby xyzz on Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:14 am

Ah, well.

After some further investigations I realized that I ran the X server with the vesa driver. That driver seems to have caused the flickering.

The reason the vesa driver was there in the first place is that the SiS driver I need to use is buggy and segfaults. But fortunately a workaround exists. So now the blanking screen appears to have gone.
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