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The mailing list at dyne is down so I thought I'd try here.
I just downloaded dynebolic and got the screen size I want by using "linux vga=792" at boot, which stands for 1024x768 32bit color. That's great, but the low refresh rate really messes with my eyes. In xp I have the refresh set to 85hz.
What I want is 1024x768 @ 85 hz. That's the only mode I need. I went over to http://bohne-lang.de/spec/linux/modeline/ to get the info I need to go into /etc/X11/xorg.conf. the problem is that I don't know what to do with that file. It looks simple, but I've tried various replacements of the information below to no affect. I know I'm just not putting in the file in the correct layout.
Would anyone be willing to put this together for me? I'd really appreciate it.
It's not exactly possible to get an 85 Hz refresh rate when your VertRefresh has a max of 72. You need to find out what HorizSync and VertRefresh rates your monitor actually supports, and enter those values. Calculating a modeline yourself is largely unnecessary these days.