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Old 11-07-2001, 11:33 AM   #1
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Monitor Refresh rate


Lately my sis has been checking her mail through my linux box. she has complained at me that the screen is flickering and i have to admit that i do kind of notice it as well. since i spend loads of time on the computer reading stuff it is obviously not a good idea to have it flickering like this.

The question is, how do i stop it? im assuming its in the XF86Config file, at the monitor section where you set the vsync rate. my monitor's range is 70-120. does this mean that i can set the monitor's refresh rate between 70 and 120 (as long as the card can manage it [its a nvidia geforce 2 ultra])

for example, like this

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VertRefresh 80
at the moment its running at 60Hz (the little menu tells me the resolution and frequency).

Thanks for the help

Alex
 
Old 11-07-2001, 01:20 PM   #2
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How do you have it setup now? With a specific refresh rate? You could try runnung Xconfigurator (as root) and selecting the generic multisync monitor and see if that makes any difference My monitor is both generic, and multisync so it works well for me
 
Old 11-07-2001, 01:25 PM   #3
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My xf86config is pretty specific itself since I have a picky monitor. I set the monitor type to the exact resolution and v/hsync ranges that I was going to use in gui mode. I edited the res. options so that the only one available to my monitor was the one i was going to use, which ends up coinciding with the monitor I picked. I have a geforce 2 mx and the generic 'nv' drivers seem to be fine here...Just a thought. Have a good one.....
 
Old 11-07-2001, 01:34 PM   #4
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at the moment my XF86Config file has the following config for the refresh rate

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VertRefresh 50-120
im a little anxious to fiddle with settings for my monitor since i can;t afford a new one and i don't want to fry it. ( happened before when i first got linux )

Alex
 
Old 11-07-2001, 02:54 PM   #5
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by webtoe

im a little anxious to fiddle with settings for my monitor since i can;t afford a new one and i don't want to fry it. ( happened before when i first got linux )


I'm the guy who actually managed to install a pair of SIMMs backwards, and didn't figure it out until AFTER powering up, so I'll make no guarantees
But if your monitor will handle 70-120, and your settings are for 50-120 w/60 being indicated , I'd say it would be safe to bump up the lower setting to 70 and not have your monitor go teriaki
 
Old 11-07-2001, 04:05 PM   #6
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Hehe, i can remember a few times i felt as smart as a rock after finding out that it was something super simple or i did stupidly. LOL It happens to most people. I'd agree to bump it up and if you aren't sure about the top end, just set it to 70-90, but the higher freq should kill flicker. You should be fine...go fer it.. =)
 
Old 11-08-2001, 10:09 AM   #7
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Angry GRR!

well i took the plunge and changed it over.

all is well except for the fact that my monito can;t handle 85Hz at 1280x1024 which is the resolution i like using!!

that means things are all large!!!! i have to use 1024x768! GRRR!



maybe i can run the monitor at 1280x1024 but at 75Hz, but then again the manufacturer says that i shouldn't go above 60Hz

ARGH!!!!!


any suggestions on how to fix this or am i screwed?

Alex
 
  


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