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Old 10-24-2004, 02:54 PM   #1
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cannot seem to change refresh rate of monitor


Hi,

I'm having a little trouble altering the refresh rate of my monitor, I'm using a Philips 107E 17" CRT, I have manually edited the monitor sections in the xorg.conf file; it is as follows
Code:
Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "Monitor0"
        VendorName   "Philips"
        ModelName    "107E"
        DisplaySize  360        270
        HorizSync    30.0 - 70.0
        VertRefresh  85
        Option      "dpms"
EndSection
the values I got from here. At the minute the refresh rate is far too slow, and changing to these values doesn't seem to have changed much, my machine dual boots fedora core 2 and win2k, in both I have a resolution of 1024*768, in win2k I have a refresh rate of 85Hz and I can see no flickering, how can I fix the flickering in fedora core 2 (gnome)?

Oh, my graphics card is a S3 Trio 3D/2X, and in the hardware browser fedora has detected it right
 
Old 10-25-2004, 02:44 PM   #2
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Come on, someone must have some ideas?

Is there something wrong with the question, the way I asked, am I missing some vital information or something, please tell me
 
Old 10-26-2004, 02:51 AM   #3
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Hi,

The following link says u can set up
http://www.dealtime.com/xPF-Philips_Magnavox_107E_17_in

Synchronization Range - Vertical 50 - 160 Hz
Synchronization Range - Horizontal 30 - 70 kHz

Try putting the following in your file
VertRefresh 50-160

instead of [VertRefresh 85]

restart the Xserver or ur computer for the changes to take effect.

Post back as to how it went.
 
Old 10-26-2004, 04:14 AM   #4
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Hi,

It hasn't made a difference to the flickering, although in display utility I'm now able to change the resolution, I've tried 800*600,1024*768 and 1152*864, thee is flickering on them all. In the screen resolution utility, there is a list of refresh rates for each resolution, but when I open the list there is only one setting to choose from.

Phil

PS thanks for your reply
 
Old 10-26-2004, 04:52 AM   #5
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Instead of editing your xorg.conf file manually, there is a utility called xorgconfig you could use.
 
Old 10-26-2004, 07:25 AM   #6
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I can't seem to find that utility, I do however have a system-config-display utility, but my monitor isn't listed which is why I resorted to manually editing the xorg.conf file.
 
Old 10-26-2004, 01:45 PM   #7
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Do this -->#whereis xorgconfig


check in /usr/X11R6/bin/ directory..
 
Old 10-26-2004, 02:12 PM   #8
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yeah, Ive tried that and used "locate xorgconfig" aswell, but just can't find it, I know I put two distros in my profile so just for clarity this is on the machine running FC2
 
  


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