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Old 10-27-2003, 06:28 AM   #1
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Forcing 60hz on a laptop display.


Hi there basically I have a friends laptop here that he requested me to install redhat 9 upon. Now that is all fine until it comes to setting up X properly. The screen shimmers a lot which either means it is refreshing to low or to high...?

All im wondering is when im in the XF86CONFIG file what entry would I need to put in under screens to force it to use the 60hz refresh as is the norm for an lcd . It is using the generic laptop 1024*786 monitor setting as it doesnt have support for the laptop screen as it is new ... that and I cant for the life of me figure out what make the screen is.

The laptop is a Packard Bell Easynote.
 
Old 10-27-2003, 08:28 AM   #2
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Don't know if you have a PB Easynote e3174, if so take a look here:

http://jko.rox0r.net/wakka/wakka.php?wakka=e3174

For general PB notebooks take a look here:

http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/pb.html
 
Old 10-27-2003, 09:35 AM   #3
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Thx for the link but it didnt help me. The easynote I have here is newer than that one by a fair few months afaik. I assume if I get the correct modeline entry then it will work ok? Just I dont know where or how to construct the modeline entry as I dont have a model of the screen they use on these bloody laptops!
 
Old 10-27-2003, 10:05 AM   #4
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There is an on-line mode generator:

http://xtiming.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/xtiming.pl

Maybe this will help.
 
  


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