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Old 04-13-2003, 10:16 PM   #1
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refresh rate on monitors


im running slack9 i just got rid of redhat 8.

i have an ati radeon 9700 pro. i downloaded the necessary drivers from ati.com to fix the refresh rates that just irritating my eyes. when i try to install the rpms it says something about lib tools. i ran their check script and it says i do not have the right glibc ver. if i remember correctly i have the newer version.

my question is:

is there any other way to fix the refresh rate on my monitor?
 
Old 04-14-2003, 03:33 AM   #2
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You could try xvidtune

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Old 04-14-2003, 03:55 AM   #3
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im looking at the man pages for xvidtune and i do not see anything there to change refresh rate. it only has moving the display from left to right. my question still stands.

how can i fix my refresh rate to be 85hz vertSync
 
Old 04-14-2003, 06:22 PM   #4
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you could edit your /etc/XF86Config file manually.
 
Old 04-15-2003, 02:22 PM   #5
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Yes...go to /etc/X11

then open Xf86Config file .. it may be XF86Config-4 which it prefers is there is such a file. Otherwise it doesnot.

There you will see:

Monitor...

Vertical sync rate:

Horizontal sync rate:

Now you need to read your monitor manual and there you will find the maximum rates for these two values. Do NOT exceed them. Be careful !

Then you need to find from the end of the list the resolution settings...add your desired resolution there...it should be first, like

"1280x1024" "600x800"

etc. It needs to first so it loads that resolution as default.

This is true in redhat...:-)

-Tommi
 
  


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