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Old 09-18-2006, 01:01 AM   #1
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Vertical refresh rate question for debian

Hi! I've a silly question but i need to ask it. I want to install debian sarge 2.6 kernel on my desktop with NEC multisync FE700+. During last installation i've given recommended 1280x1024@66hz But it hurts my eyes. I want to use 80hz at the same resolution. i've formatted the drive and want to have a fresh install(stupid me!!!). Now on advanced option during installation if i use the range(given by manufacturer) for vertical refresh rate, will 60hz be used again after installation? if yes how can i change it to 80hz(system wide)? Please give me a direction. I really want to learn linux. any help will be appreciated. Thanks.

Old 09-18-2006, 01:13 AM   #2
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In pretty much all modern linux distros (including Debian), your screen's configuration can be found in /etc/X11/xorg.conf. In this file, there will be a line that says "Section "Monitor"". Anything in this section controls your monitor's behavior, including its horizontal and vertical refresh settings. You should be able to modify your vertical refresh rates (at the line that starts with "VertRefresh") so that there are 80 refreshes per second instead of the default 60. You will need to be root to do this.

If you choose the "Advanced" option in the installation, you can do this during the installation instead of modifying it afterwards.
Old 09-18-2006, 01:20 AM   #3
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Thanks pda_h4x0r. I'll do exactly that. again thanks.


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