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Old 08-29-2003, 12:07 AM   #1
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Question How to change monitor refresh rate?


How do I change the monitor refresh rate in Mandrake 9.1?

I have a Voodoo 3 card, and IBM G74 monitor (I know, not quite state of the art!).

A GUI method would be nice.....
 
Old 08-29-2003, 12:16 AM   #2
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XFdrake

# Mandrake links
Mandrake home page
Mandrake Users website
Easy urpmi config for Mandrake
urpmi mini-HOWTO
Easy software management: Red Carpet
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
You didn't install the developmental packages? As root, command:
urpmi gcc
An Introduction to the Midnight Commander. You can install it by commanding:
urpmi mc
Midnight Commander home page
 
Old 08-29-2003, 12:40 AM   #3
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Did that, no option to change the refresh rate. Only resolution and color depth.

Example:

1280x1024
16 million colors (24 bits)

I need to change the refresh rate (hz)
1280x1024 @ 60hz
or
1280x1024 @ 85hz
 
Old 08-29-2003, 12:50 AM   #4
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Hand edit the file /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file and change the info in the Section "Monitor". Make a backup incase you mess up and restartx.

# Configuring X
Linux Hardware Compatibility HOWTO - video cards
The Linux XFree86 HOWTO
Configuring XFree86 for a Non-Specific Linux Distribution
Common X configuring tools:
Debian - dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
Mandrake - XFdrake
Redhat 7.3 down - the setup utility leads to several config tools
Redhat 7.3 up - redhat-config-xfree86
You may have these tools:
XF86Setup
XFree86 -configure
Xconfigurator
xf86cfg
xf86config
xconf
ATI Linux drivers
If you need the nVidia driver, you want the Linux IA32 driver
 
  


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