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jonnyU 01-22-2004 07:17 PM

How do I find the horizontal and vertical refresh rate specs for laptop monitor?
 
I have a new Alienware Area 51-m with a 16.1" screen. I _really_ want to find the horizontal and vertical refresh rates for it so I can finish configuring the ATI drivers.

Can anyone tell me where I can find that information (other than Alienware--who doesn't seem to post it)?

Thanks.

qwijibow 01-22-2004 07:27 PM

Thats SUCKY.... the comany should put details like that in the instuction manual,
they have on all the monitors i have owned.

phone the comany, or go to the shop u got it from.

DrOzz 01-22-2004 07:28 PM

or simply email their support

CatSC 01-23-2004 06:13 PM

maybe I'm wron but in /etc/X11/XF86Config or /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 there are lines:
HorizSync 30.0
VertRefresh 50.0
this tells to use exactly 30 and 50, if you change it to
HorizSync 30.0 - 70.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 120.0
it will autodetect.

urka58 01-24-2004 05:08 PM

Try this
http://www.linux-on-laptops.com
Hope this helps
Ciao

qwijibow 01-24-2004 06:22 PM

lol, yeah i think u are wrong cat.
on all the distro's ive used, X has tried to use
the fastest refresh in the XFConfig file, which if its set too high
causes the monitor to flash warning's at me.

setting a too high re-fresh will damage your monitor.
(unless like my monitor it powers off if u set it too high)


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