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Strange Happenings Since 1.6.0_14-ea-b04

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Joined: 2008-10-08

I am running Java SE Runtime Environment build 1.6.0_14-ea-b04 and since going to this version most times when I open the Java Control Panel my system freezes over and the only way out, is to take out the battery and then turn of the power.

Usually after doing that I can open the control panel once without the freeze.
On those occassions I notice that the Network Settings have been reset from my entry of Direct Connection to Use Browser Settings.

When I have restarted my system I have not been able to find any errors or error messages etc anywhere. I'll keep looking to see if any do appear.

I have read many forum postings where NVidia graphic cards are 'elected' an obvioius cause of many problems including freezes.

Well I do have a Nvidia card - a GeForce Go 7400 running on my Sony Vaio under Windows XP, Pro, SP3

Another weird happening since the release is that when I bootup my laptop, my selected resolution of 1200 x 800 never appears and the display is almost at the size of Safe Mode.

Luckily I have an .exe I extracted from a Sony install called SETRESO which dioes the trick but has to be initiated to change the resolutioin.
I have mow made it an autostart so that I end up wit 1200 x 800 even if it takes a few steps.

Hopefully these weird happenings might disappear as fast as they appeared.


John Jackson
San Francisco

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Joined: 2003-12-31

This appears to be a problem with your video drivers. Java does use Direct3D for rendering which is why it may be causing issues to appear, but so would any other app or game using Direct3D.

Make sure you update the video driver if possible. nvidia allows installing video drivers for notebooks from their website nowadays (instead of sending you to the notebook manufacturer).


Joined: 2008-03-14


Does any other program on your Vaio show any problems with your Nvida card or is it just Java that has problems?