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I haven't tried the nvidia drivers yet... they didn't show anything keyed to redhat 8 so I wasn't sure if that would mess something up. Maybe I missed it... I'll go back and look.
The problem with the sites that generate modelines is that there doesn't appear to be anything in my XF86Config file resembling a modeline. Have they discarded this? How do I add one? I don't think I can just drop it in the file any-ol-place, right? Is there a quasi decent tutorial out there that might make a good newbie reference to fixing this file?
Also, I've seen XF86Config-4 files in previous distributions... but this one doesn't seem to have it. Is this a new thing?
XFree86-4.x.x and later read the info directly from your monitor and set up the highest supported refresh, go to the nvidia download page and get the latest kernel and glx files in .tar.gz format, install then as per the instructions in the README file in the glx package.