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Old 02-17-2004, 03:39 AM   #1
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refresh rate problems


Hey guys, I have a problem with my refresh rate. It seems that it cannot go above 75hz in linux, although i know for a fact that it can go to 85 at 1280x1024. I have mangaed to do so both in linux, and in windows. but for some reason the last few times ive tried installing linux on this computer, it seems that it wont go higher that 75hz. Ive configured my xfree86 file to allow higher rates, but to no avail. this isn't just an ati issue either, i had the same problem with nvidia's geforce mx 440.
any ideas would be appreciated.
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some notes
1 - My xf86config file is set correctly to my monitors config
2 - under windows 2k (yuck) my refresh rate pops at 85 hz @ 1280x1024
3 - i /have/ previously been able to get my refresh rate in nix to get that high, although latetly this hasnt been the case..
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cheers, thanks
 
Old 02-17-2004, 03:53 AM   #2
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You probably need to do one or both of the following:

1: find drivers specifically for your video card
2: edit your XF86Config to reflect the amount of RAM on the card
 
Old 02-17-2004, 04:01 AM   #3
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mmm i compiled the ati drivers, and ran the config script that came with it.. ill get back to debian tomorrow and give it a whir again, but i doubt thats the problem really..
 
Old 02-17-2004, 05:38 PM   #4
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Make sure that when you run XF86Config that you set your monitors refresh rate to the correct horizontal and vertical refresh rate. For example, don't just put 85 hz and expect it to be 85 hz. you have to put 84.9 hz or 85.1.
 
Old 02-17-2004, 05:40 PM   #5
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um, i plugged in my monitors sync range...
 
Old 02-18-2004, 12:36 AM   #6
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actualy..

actualy, now that im back in the os it wont let me goto 85hz in ANY mode 800x600 or 1024x768..or 1280x1024
isnt there anyway i can just over ride this?
 
  


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