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Re: [libreoffice-users] RE: Using Libre Writer - with hardware questions
- Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] RE: Using Libre Writer - with hardware questions
- From: "Paul D. Mirowsky" <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 11:11:41 -0500
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
This sounds more like a hardware problem then a LibreOffice/software problem.
Some manufacturers have built in hardware diagnostics, run them if available.
If you have the ability to add a external monitor to the laptop.
Although it varies from *laptop* to *laptop*, some can turn on the *external monitor* by hitting the *Function Key* (*Fn*) plus the F5 *key*. On the *Toshiba*, continually hitting *Fn*-F5 , skips between the various *monitor* options including *screen* duplication and *screen* extension.https://www.google.com/search?ei=cAQvXub9LKqd_Qb5nKbwBg&q=toshiba+laptop+external+monitor+function+key&oq=toshiba+laptop+second+monitor+key&gs_l=psy-ab.3.0.0i22i30.427589.447202..449066...5.2..0.189.2795.35j3......0....1..gws-wiz.......0i71j0i273j0i131i273j0j0i131j0i67j0i131i67j0i22i10i30j33i22i29i30j33i160j0i13.VDP2nfMeXEU
This information can be confirmed from your laptop owners manual.
If you have the ability to create a Linux OS disk like Ubuntu, boot it and see the screen problem goes away. This may help to confirm a Windows driver problem.
It also will allow you to do a memory check.
Go to a different computer and look for search engine listings of your laptop model having similar problems. Youtube videos can tell you a lot about what may be happening.
Google "YouTube Toshiba vertical banding"
Hope this helps.
On 1/25/2020 4:58 PM, charles meyer wrote:
I've been encouraged to post here re: my hardware travails!
I booted up my older Toshiba laptop running Windows 7 which for years had
been working fine.
Then, one day I booted up and got these vertical color bands where you
couldn't see anything else bu the bands.
I then re-booted and opened Word 2003 (as Libre Office take a longer time
to open and the laptop would just shut Word
down, then when I re-booted it would shut the laptop down while I was
writing in Word.
Then, I tried opening Libre Writer and it just froze – never opened so
I had to press the power button to re-boot.
I moved the laptop power adapter from the power strip to the UPS then
moved the laptop so it’s connected directly into a wall outlet in
another room. Still no good. I then powered the laptop in an outlet in
the top outlet (not the bottom one even though the last testing showed
the outlet (top/bottom)were both fine.
I then brought the laptop to work and got the same results when trying to
Someone said I might have to delete all my video drivers and r-install them.
I have no idea where to find those drivers on my laptop, nor which ones to
delete nor where I would find the correct replacement video drivers nor if
that's even a correct solution.
I've got 3 GB Ram running.
It's a nice 17" screen so I don't want to toss the laptop and it ran for 3+
hours at a friend's work space - with 4 programs open at the same time -
Publisher, GIMP, the Brave browser running a YouTube video and another
program to test the laptop and it all worked fine.
Thanks for your thoughts/ suggestions.
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