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Re: One last xfree question: funny monitor dependant patterns


On Mon, Apr 16, 2001 at 02:20:09PM -0230, Neil Zanella wrote:
>As I pointed out it is not just the standard pattern.
>It appears when I shut down the computer too but it is not just another
>desktop wallpaper because I can see the pattern and the wallpaper at the
>same time.
>On Mon, 16 Apr 2001, Robert Collins wrote:
>> Thats probably the standard moire pattern the X server has by default.
>> Try setting a background.
>> Rob
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Neil Zanella" <>
>> To: "Cygwin Mailing List" <>
>> Sent: Monday, April 16, 2001 6:23 PM
>> Subject: One last xfree question: funny monitor dependant patterns
>> >
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> > I have one last xfree question. Under Linux I have to choose the X
>> server
>> > I am need so that it matches the hardware but under cygwin there is
>> just
>> > one executable called XWin.exe. How does it know what video card I
>> have?I
>> > I ask for the following reason: when I run the X server the background
>> > does not look as nice as the windows 2k background: let me explain: I
>> am
>> > using SAMSUNG SyncMaster 700NF monitor (a flat CRT) with a 3dfx
>> voodoo3
>> > card. I see some funny wave like patterns behind the gray pattern when
>> > I launch X Windows. These patterns are the same as those I see (and I
>> > assume other users would see them too) when I click Start, Shutdown
>> > (you need a fairly light background to see them and they only appear
>> > after clicking Shutdown). How can we keep the patterns from showing
>> up?
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> >
>> > Neil

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