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Old 06-13-2006, 02:48 PM   #1
the_ruthless
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Unhappy Slackware: X.org configured, but monitor runs on 59Hz.


Oh, yes indeed I am quite the newbie, but still, I think I've configured my gfx card and monitor as well as the automagical program "xorgsetup" would let me.
The horizontal and vertical Hz rates are correct, the resolution is correct, and I can't see what's stopping it from just, you know, working.
The monitor is a Hyundai F910, and it can do 1280x1024@85Hz, and even 1600x1200@85Hz. The gfx card is a Creative Riva TNT2 Ultra with 32MB RAM onboard.
Why does my monitor run at only 59Hz at 1280x1024, and how do I make it run 85Hz (preferably at 1280x960)?

Here comes samples of the xorg.conf:
Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Hyundai F910"
HorizSync 30-70
VertRefresh 50-150
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Standard VGA"
VendorName "Unknown"
BoardName "Unknown"
Driver "vga"

Section "Device"
Identifier "Creative Graphics Blaster TNT2"
Driver "nv"
#VideoRam 32768
# Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen 1"
Device "Creative Graphics Blaster TNT2"
Monitor "Hyundai F910"
DefaultDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection
EndSection
 
Old 06-13-2006, 05:50 PM   #2
Caeda
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If your running kde you can run the resize tool and pick a refresh rate. What's wrong with 59 anyway? Using that now, course, I have a laptop display so maybe that's why mine looks okay.
 
Old 06-13-2006, 06:00 PM   #3
the_ruthless
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How do I run this "resize tool"?
Well, my monitor is a CRT, and as such a rate of 59Hz will most likely cause most people a headache and runny eyes after 30 minutes. A LCD monitor can work just fine with 60Hz because it uses a completely different techology for refreshing the screen anyway.
 
Old 06-14-2006, 12:07 AM   #4
Wim Sturkenboom
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Change your HorizSync in the monitor section to 30-107
Hyundai F910 specs
 
Old 06-14-2006, 03:37 AM   #5
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Oh, I feel a little bit silly now. Obviously, the site where I looked up on my monitor specs must have been wrong. It now runs at 84Hz.
Thank you so very much, Wim.
 
  


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