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Old 03-02-2004, 10:57 PM   #1
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Fuzzy/grainy resolution on monitor (ViewSonic ViewPanel VG150)


The image/desktop resolution on my ViewSonic ViewPanel VG150 flatscreen monitor is definitely readable, but vaguely blurry... The resolution size is fine (e.g. the dimensions of the screen are configured correctly); the quality of the image is the only problem. How can I adjust this? I run SuSE 9.0
 
Old 03-03-2004, 12:28 AM   #2
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try looking up your monitor specs in your monitor's manual
what you need is horizontal and vertical refresh rates
if you don't have the monitor's manual check under the manufacturers website
or under www.monitorworld.com

in the /etc/X11/XF86Config file find

section "monitor"

type in the horizontal and vertical refresh rate ranges for your monitor
for example my file has the following additional lines (your numbers will be different)

HorizSync 30-64
VertRefresh 50-100

type those two lines in right before the "EndSection" line of the section "monitor"

let me know whether that works
 
Old 03-03-2004, 12:31 AM   #3
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you may want to try changing resolution or refresh rates
in Gnome you can do that in Applications -> desktop preferences -> screen resolution
or just press ctrl alt + simultaneously to cycle through available resolutions and refresh rates
 
Old 03-03-2004, 08:21 PM   #4
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Is there an equivalent program for KDE?

I know that CTRL + ALT + +/- doesn't work for me on my machine. The screen flickers and the refresh rate changes, but the resolution stays the same.

Also, if you're going to change your X config files, you're probably going to have to restart X every time you save a change.

Last edited by WheatPuppet; 03-03-2004 at 08:22 PM.
 
Old 03-16-2004, 05:01 PM   #5
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I don't use KDE, so I can't help you out with any KDE program equivalents. Changing the config files is straightforward, you should try it. Yes, you should restart X when you make and save a change, but I don't see why that is a problem.

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