Re: Diamond Video card problems?
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: [mg10658] Re: [mg10600] Diamond Video card problems?
- From: John Albert Horst <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 30 Jan 1998 04:23:59 -0500
Greg, I have the same problem with Mathematica 3.0.1 on my Windows 95 system. I also found that Wolfram support couldn't help. Curiously, I have a Matrox Mystique video card, so it looks like it is not a problem with your particular card. When I discovered the problem on my Cyrix-based system, I returned it to the vendor (Cybermax Computers) to get a Pentium, since Wolfram says they officially support only Pentium-based systems. The problem did not go away or abate with this change. My way of "fixing" the problem is to close the file and immediately reopen it. This is a good workaround for me since the problem only crops up less than once a day on average and then, only with relatively large notebooks. It also seems that the choice of screen resolution has something to do with it, i.e., I had more success with 32-bit color than with 24 or 16. By the way, I have no problems with my Windows NT system with a Matrox Millenium card. I think it is a problem with the Windows 95 system and certain video cards and sync rates, but I haven't time or resources to prove it. John Horst NIST Gaithersburg, MD At 04:42 AM 1/26/98 -0500, you wrote: >Hello again! > >I just wanted to ask for further suggestions about that problem I posted >a while back. Since my description of the problem wasn't very clear, >I've posted a screen shot of the aftermath on the web. If you go to >http://www.wam.umd.edu/~dwarf/computer.htm there are links to both the >screen shot and a sample notebook I can use to duplicate the problem, >along with what I do to reproduce it. > >I called Wolfram tech support, but they couldn't reproduce it. I can >reproduce it an any computer I've tried it on, and the common link is a >Diamond Multimedia video card. Not necessarily the same card either. > >Today I downloaded the newest drivers I could find with no success. I >have to say, if this means I have to go buy a new video card to use >Mathematica I'll be *quite* unamused. > >If anyone has any suggestions, I'm *dying* to hear them. > >Thanks! > >Greg Anderson >firstname.lastname@example.org > > > John Albert Horst Intelligent Systems Division National Institute of Standards and Technology Bldg 220 Rm B-124 Gaithersburg, MD 20899 voice: (301)975-3430 email: email@example.com internet: http://isd.cme.nist.gov/staff/horst/