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Old 03-29-2005, 04:58 AM   #16
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I've been successful at the compilation! Running custom-configured kernel now. So far, so good. The memory is reported correctly. Video is much better too (with a recent nVidia driver).

The next to-do is to get the monitor tick at 100 rather than 85 hz and 32 bit depth with 1600x1200 (which I can under Windows and see two facing pages in a page layout application). Frequency drop-down list ends at 85. It will be interesting to get inside XF86Config and probably do some driver tweaks. Then I can be in business as far as hardware is concerned.
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What is power line frequency in russia? I think that much of europe is 50 hz; seems to me that a 100hz screen refresh would be undesirable because it would beat with flourescent lights. 85 Hz has the advantage of not beating with anything.
Old 03-29-2005, 04:02 PM   #18
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The power frequency in Russia is not like in the US; it is equal to that in Europe -- 50.

[Oh, Russia... that riddle inside an enigma wrapped in mystery.
You must expect to be surprised every step of the way.]

A refresh of 85 does not look as good as 100. Maybe this perception has something to do with the resolution too. I think I must be able to get from my video subsystem the same parameters that are possible under Windows.


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