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Old 21st May 2009
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Default videocard broken?

I have a quite old external usb drive, which today decided to make my whole system die, could not even get in through ssh. I have OpenBSD 4.3 on a macmini ppc. I could only shut it down with the power switch, but on reboot white is not white anymore, it's kind of violet. Not only in X, but also in console. Also some areas of the monitor are not sharp as they were before, and now and then colours change to brighter or darker.
Should this be a software or hardware problem? Is there a software to check the integrity of my videocard?
I'm quite worried really, no money now to buy anything new...
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Old 21st May 2009
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uhm...
after using it for a while it stopped changing colors and also the focus went back to normal after using xtestpicture to do an automatic setting of the monitor.

quite happy though
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This "sounds" like a bad RGB video cable connection. Replug connectors, tighten connecting screws.
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thanks

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So Gosha you didn't tell you were sorted or not?
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So Gosha you didn't tell you were sorted or not?
Him saying thanks and not returning to this thread is indication enough, he has made posts after this one.. so presumably jggimi's suggestion was a solution.

Do you have a similar problem? consider opening a new thread.
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I don't have a similar problem as yet but this is a common problem that's why I just wanted to know but anyway thanks for the suggestion.
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