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I am using the Linden viewer, and even downloaded the Firestorm viewer, but in both viewers I see streaks emanating from all avatars...like...long lines touching all points of the avatars' silhouette and stretching into the distance....like the kind of cartoon lines you might see if a cartoon character were running fast.  See the image I attached.

I have been experiencing this since yesterday.  Yesterday, it was on-and-off.  Today it's non-stop.  Is anyone else experiencing this problem?  How can I fix it?  I tried clearing my cache but that didn't work.  I tried fiddling with the "Me / Preferences / Graphics tab / Quality & Speed" and "Avatar Maximum Capacity" settings but that didn't work either.36103105_ScreenShot2018-09-03at1_21_14PM.thumb.png.779f498387a589510d549d8634b1d75a.png

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@Claireschen HestenI tried disabling VBO.  It helped, but only about 50%.  I still see streaks. 

@Fionalein: I downloaded the newest Firestorm viewer, and still had the same problem. 

@Skell Dagger:  I don't know how old my graphics card is...how do I find out.  If it's too old, what do I do?  Replace it?

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@Skell Dagger:  I don't know how old my graphics card is...how do I find out.  If it's too old, what do I do?  Replace it?

 

In Firestorm you can go to HELP > About Firestorm and you will get a page with all you computer info. You can copy to clipboard and paste in here.

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6 hours ago, RuchiVee said:

I don't know how old my graphics card is...how do I find out.  If it's too old, what do I do?  Replace it?

If you've never replaced it before then it will be as old as your computer is. They do fail eventually, and those streaks were a sign that I noticed prior to one of my old cards failing. I'd suggest running some tests on it first to see if that is the issue, because replacing a card isn't cheap; a decent one will run you to a few hundred, depending on which one you buy and where you get it from.

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I haven't seen that particular effect for  long time, but it used to be mildly common with AMD/ATI graphics cards that were using extinct drivers.  Before you panic too much, try downloading and installing current drivers for that card.  Yours may have been messed up somehow.

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