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Old 09-27-2006, 01:14 AM   #1
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Gateway EV700 CRT Monitor Refresh Rates


Ok, I'm using a Gateway EV700 monitor at the moment. My preferred refresh rate is 60 Hz, I like the clarity, but the way my xorg.conf is configured only allows 85 Hz, which is murder on my eyes after 30 minutes or so. I was told I need to know the Horizsync and Vertrefresh values for my monitor and changing those would fix it, but I have been unsuccessful in finding any documentation on it, and I do not have the user manual because the monitor was a hand-me-down. Can anybody here help me out and tell me what I need to do to my xorg.conf file to get it down to 60 Hz, or at least something lower than 85? I know 60 works b/c it's what Windows uses.
 
Old 09-27-2006, 02:00 AM   #2
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Xorg

Oh yeah, here are the contents of my xorg.conf file:
Code:
# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "single head configuration"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"

# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, a font server independent of the X server is
# used to render fonts.
    ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia"
    ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
    FontPath     "unix/:7100"
EndSection

Section "Module"
    Load  "dbe"
    Load  "extmod"
    Load  "fbdevhw"
    Load  "record"
    Load  "freetype"
    Load  "type1"
    Load  "glx"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
#    Option    "Xleds"        "1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
#    Option    "XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults).  For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
#    Option    "XkbModel"    "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
#    Option    "XkbModel"    "microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
#    Option    "XkbLayout"    "de"
# or:
#    Option    "XkbLayout"    "de"
#    Option    "XkbVariant"    "nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
#    Option    "XkbOptions"    "ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
#    Option    "XkbOptions"    "ctrl:nocaps"
#
    Identifier  "Keyboard0"
    Driver      "kbd"
    Option        "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option        "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier  "Mouse0"
    Driver      "mouse"
    Option        "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
    Option        "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option        "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    Option        "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"

 ### Comment all Horiz and VertSync values to use DDC:
    ###HorizSync    30.0 - 70.0
    ###VertRefresh  50.0 - 120.0
 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
    Identifier   "Monitor0"
    VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
    ModelName    "Gateway EV700"
    DisplaySize  330    240
 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
    HorizSync    30.0 - 70.0
    VertRefresh  50.0 - 120.0
    Option        "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "Videocard0"
    Driver      "nvidia"
    VendorName  "Videocard vendor"
    BoardName   "nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5500]"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device     "Videocard0"
    Monitor    "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth     24
    SubSection "Display"
        Viewport   0 0
        Depth     16
        Modes    "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Viewport   0 0
        Depth     24
        Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
    Group        0
    Mode         0666
EndSection
 
Old 09-27-2006, 12:07 PM   #3
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Your specs are HERE. Google is your friend.
 
Old 09-28-2006, 02:08 AM   #4
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You obviously like headaches 72 Hz is the minimum ergonomic refresh rate. Anything lower will give you headaches and will make you tired quicker. But OK, that's your problem.

Change the vertrefresh from 50.0 - 120.0 to 50.0 - 60.0 should do the trick. If the system insists on higher than 60 after the modification, please come back. As you're using an nvidia driver, there might be a setting in the device section that needs to be added.

PS Don't forget to restart the xserver after the modification.
 
  


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