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Old 10-14-2007, 09:39 PM   #1
Charles G
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Refresh rate on Dynebolic


Hi,

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.

Charles

Code:
  Horizontal Resolution:   1024 
  Vertical Resolution:      768 
  Vertical Refresh Rate:   85.00 Hz 
  Horizontal Refresh Rate: 68.79 KHz 
  Dot Clock Frequence:     97.41 MHz 

 # V-freq: 85.00 Hz  // h-freq: 68.79 KHz
 Modeline "1024x768" 97.41  1024 1072 1192 1416   768  768  771  809
The monitor/video stuff in the xorg.conf file. It seems to be much more than I would need:

Code:
Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
	VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
	ModelName    "Monitor Model"

	HorizSync       28-48
	VertRefresh     43-72
	Option          "DPMS"

	Modeline "320x200"     12.75  320 324 372 388  200 204 206 210 doublescan
	Modeline "224x224"     12.75  224 228 276 288  224 228 230 236 doublescan
	Modeline "256x224"     12.75  256 260 308 320  224 228 230 236 doublescan
	Modeline "288x224"     12.75  288 292 340 352  224 228 230 236 doublescan
	Modeline "320x224"     12.75  320 324 372 388  224 228 230 236 doublescan
	Modeline "256x240"     15.00  256 260 308 320  240 244 246 254 doublescan
	Modeline "292x240"     16.75  292 296 344 356  240 244 246 254 doublescan
	Modeline "320x240"     16.75  320 324 372 388  240 244 246 254 doublescan
	Modeline "336x240"     18.00  336 344 392 417  240 244 246 254 doublescan
	Modeline "384x224"     20.00  384 388 436 480  224 228 230 236 doublescan
	Modeline "384x240"     20.00  384 388 436 480  240 244 246 254 doublescan
	Modeline "360x288"     20.00  360 364 412 444  288 292 298 302 doublescan
	Modeline "360x256"     18.00  360 364 412 444  256 260 266 270 doublescan
	Modeline "400x300"     19.00  400 412 476 500  300 303 306 317
	Modeline "400x256"     22.00  400 416 480 504  256 259 262 269 doublescan
	Modeline "400x224"     20.00  400 416 480 500  224 228 230 234 doublescan
	Modeline "512x384"     25.00  512 516 580 632  384 385 388 400
	ModeLine "640x240"     31.50  640 644 708 788  240 244 246 254 doublescan
	ModeLine "672x240"     31.50  672 676 740 820  240 244 246 254 doublescan
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "VGA"
	Driver	    "ati"
	Option	    "DRI" "True"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "VGA"
	Monitor    "Monitor0"
	DefaultDepth 16
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     8
		Modes	  "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" "1280x1024" "400x300"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     16
		Modes	  "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" "1280x1024" "400x300"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     24
		Modes	  "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" "1280x1024" "400x300"
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Last edited by Charles G; 10-15-2007 at 09:09 AM. Reason: Request not clearly stated.
 
Old 10-15-2007, 03:02 PM   #2
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Just so I understand what you are wanting, is the config stuff in the top code box what you want entered into xorg.conf? And is the the bottom code box the current config listed in you xorg.conf file?
 
Old 10-15-2007, 04:03 PM   #3
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Exactly. Thank you.
 
Old 10-15-2007, 09:00 PM   #4
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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.

So, what monitor are you using?
 
Old 10-15-2007, 10:33 PM   #5
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My monitor is REAL Flat 996F (listed as 996F-BK, -BK for black) by REALsync.

Last edited by Charles G; 10-15-2007 at 11:24 PM.
 
Old 10-16-2007, 12:15 AM   #6
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As indicated by ciotog, your problem lays in the lines
Code:
	HorizSync       28-48
	VertRefresh     43-72
Find the specs for yuur monitor, change the above values save the file, forget about the first codeblock that you posted and restart X.

That should do the trick.

You might still find an issue that you can not get over 75Hz. In that case, add Option "UseEdidFreqs" "False" to the device section of xorg.conf.
 
Old 10-16-2007, 07:52 AM   #7
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According to this page:
http://pcclub.com/support_articles_d...A331F1FE333C17

you want
Code:
	HorizSync       30-95
	VertRefresh     50-180
If for some reason those numbers aren't valid, assuming the monitor is reasonably made then it should say "out of range" without causing any damage.
 
Old 10-16-2007, 01:40 PM   #8
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Yes, that does the trick. Thanks everyone!
 
Old 10-16-2007, 08:41 PM   #9
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I did another quick check online, and found the following:
http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/thread-292236.php

This is a driver information file for Windows, and includes the following section:
[996F.AddReg]
HKR,"MODES\1600,1200",Mode1,,"30.0-95.0,50.0-150.0,+,+"
HKR,,MaxResolution,,"1600,1200"
HKR,,DPMS,,1
This suggests that the VertRefresh range should be 50-150, not 50-180.
 
  


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