X11 doesn't seem to like my harddrive
I had this issue on an instillation of Arch and Ubuntu.
Here's the video I took of it when it did this in Ubuntu, but it's the exact same thing in Arch. When I run "startx" my monitor freaks out:
YouTube - What my computer's doing
It was on the same harddrive (Toshiba MK6034GAX), on the same computer (Dell Inspiron 6000).
I also have an install of Ubuntu on a different harddrive that on the same computer boots Gnome in Ubuntu (same version, 9.04) no problem, so the only variable that could be causing the problem is the harddrive.
Here's the harddrive specs for the Toshiba HDD
And here's for my other HDD (Seagate ST960822A) just for reference
Both installs on the offending disk were installed after fresh reformats.
Does anyone have any idea, hypothesis, experience, anything that might help?