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Old 05-29-2003, 09:50 PM   #1
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Question set my monitor refresh rate to 60hz?

This is gonna sound kind of weird, how do I go about setting my monitor fresh rate to only 60hz?

the reason being that my screen shakes quite a bit when it's set to any refresh rate higher than 60hz and lower than 85hz. I think it's a problem with the power being supplied in my house/neighbourhood. Cause when I moved it else where, it was fine.

Anyways, all the information I found online so far are how to set the refresh rate to the highest possible, not never one to set it to a lower desired refreshrate.

I have RH9 installed with 2.14.20-13.9 kernel

monitor is HP D2838 M700 17-inch
Horizonal refresh rate 30.0 - 86.0 kHz
Vertical refresh rate 50.0 - 160.0 Hz

Graphic card is Nvidia Geforce 2 gts 32mb with latest nvidia driver.

current resolution is 1280x1024
current refresh rate is 80hz, but the screen is still a bit shaky ( not to
mention flickering ) at 60hz in winxp, the screen is at least stable.

thanks in advance

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Old 05-29-2003, 10:54 PM   #2
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you should be able to either edit this in your xf86config file where you see this:

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Monitor Model"
HorizSync 30.0-96.0
VertRefresh 50.0-150.0
Option "dpms"

so you can edit it there or in the control centre - under look n feel I think (I don't use red hat 9, I use 7.3 so mine is different). Either way should work. I would normally warn you about doing this cuz if done incorrectly, you can damage your monitor, but if you have done it before, then that's up to you.
Old 05-29-2003, 11:32 PM   #3
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you should rerun your xf86cfg program, whichever
you want to use, and select the monitor type you wish.
if you want 1280x1024 at 60hz, then select a monitor
that says 1280x1024 at 60hz vertical refresh.
Old 05-30-2003, 01:59 AM   #4
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gm.. 60Hz on crt.... i'm getting a headache by
only thinking of it..
Old 05-30-2003, 02:31 AM   #5
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yea, 60hz feels like it vibrates my whole skull.
my last monitor would whine horribly above 75hz, and
of course 60 or 58 looks like crap. i always had to have
it set specifically to keep from feeling like i was being
Old 05-30-2003, 03:39 PM   #6
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well, i don't have much choice here

it's either to go crazy from mad flickering or
go crazy from mad flickering PLUS trembling screen



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