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Old 11-13-2004, 12:32 PM   #1
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change refresh rate


I'm using DSL linux, how can I change my refresh rate, because it's really horrible watching a screen at 60Hz (I guess)

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Old 11-13-2004, 12:48 PM   #2
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when you get to the boot prompt type 'dsl xsetup' without the quotes and it will let you set it up when you boot up.
 
Old 11-13-2004, 01:14 PM   #3
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doesn't work

that doesn't work, I get a lot of options but I cannot set the refresh rate, I can set DPI, but I didn't because I don't really know what to put there, so is there an other way to do that and what do I have to put for DPI, I have a Matrox Millenium and a 21" max 2084x1500 or something like that, but the video card supports only up to 1280x1024

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Old 11-13-2004, 02:54 PM   #4
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try dsl vga=normal and see if that sets it up better for you. I can't find anything on setting this. now if you had your home set up on a usb memstick you might be able to set up your default settings that way to change it.
 
Old 11-13-2004, 04:06 PM   #5
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no config file?

Isn't there any config file I can adapt so that my refresh rate is changed some file like Xfree86 or ... I'm not really into configurating manually but, that's what's linux is about partially, you can do whatever you want ... So I think it would be weird if I can't change the refresh rate


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Old 11-13-2004, 05:05 PM   #6
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well with dsl if you are running it from the disk it is read only on the disk. You are kinda stuck with what you get. If you do a hard drive install then you can edit config files. If you use a usb memory stick you can store config files there and then point dsl to the config files when you startup.
 
Old 11-13-2004, 05:32 PM   #7
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hdinstall

So if I understand well, the configuration is not loaded into the ramdisk while booting the computer. I'm not gonna use a HD because I've underclocked a pc to make it completely fanless and so, ... completely noiseless (only the cdrom from time to time) but I can't save it to a usb because it doesn't find the usb. When I try to mount /dev/sda1 it says: "mount: /dev/sda1 is not a valid block device
". So how am I going to install it to a CF disk if I can't mount it?

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