I tried the vesa driver instead of the i810 driver (which is the one chosen for me by the etch installer) and my system came right up at 60 hz so I guess this is a driver problem. The vesa driver is a generic vga one and is REALLY slow so unless I can find a better Intel driver I will probably install an nvidia card - from reading the forums it seems they provide the best support for Linux.
Can someone suggest a specific Nvidia card? I don't do any high-tech gaming so I don't need a state-of-the-art card with tons of memory onboard.
Thanks to all who replied to my post.
Last edited by Lou G; 10-05-2008 at 10:32 PM.