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Old 07-21-2007, 10:27 PM   #1
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Determining Monitor Settings?

I have been having problems w/ xvine to run any kind of video's. It gave me strange colors and SLOW play back. I decided it might be time to configure my video card.

After some google searching, I determined I should be using the xconfig command.

Well I kind of breezed through the tutorial and didn't go out and find my vsync and hysnc for my monitor! So my desktop/video is very, very wrong.

Is there a way that linux can tell me the vsync and hsync of my unit?

My monitor is:

15.4" WXGA LCD on a Dell Inspiron 6000

Card is:

ATI Radeon Mobility
Old 07-22-2007, 06:47 AM   #2
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According to:

The LCD screen can do 1600x1050 and since you have an ATi graphics interface it would be a good idea to also visit:

It may be a good idea to comment out the sync rates in the xorg.conf file, example below;
 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
	ModelName    "LCD Panel 1280x800"
#	HorizSync    31.5 - 90.0
#	VertRefresh  59.9 - 60.1
	Option	    "DPMS" "true"
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If you are having the same problems - first try using the settings that the first link provides!

Make sure you refresh your desktop. For the settings to take effect, I had to change desktop sizes and then revert back to the original size to have my screen be back to workable!


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