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Old 03-18-2007, 01:51 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by sixleaf
Nope i'm stuck again, i have absolutely no idea how to force refresh rate. is there some simple little program or can you modify a file or something cos it doesnt seem to pick up that both my card + monitor can do a higher refresh :'(
Which suggests that you might need to install a proprietary driver for your card.

My system is complete rubbish with the generic NV driver that will install with most distros + it also won't let me run anything above 60 hz refresh until I get the "proper" nvidia driver install. Then it's excellent. 1600x1200@85hz makes all the difference.

As for having stuff written in "english" instead of nerd/geek ? Ha! not a hope in hell there my friend. It's one of my "soap box" pet hates.

The "great and good" of the developer world can do miracles with code, but they can't write docs for s**t!

Oh and I don't know whether it's a good or bad thing, but Sabayon is based on Gentoo. Unfortunately, the gentoo documentation is some of the best out there (readability wise that is).

I'm only guessing, but if your "kit" is up to date, then once you've got the proprietary driver (Nvidia or ATi) installed then it should "do the business" with Beryl. Just have a google for "beryl screenshots" and see what comes up. Also, don't forget, just because a graphics card as loads of RAM, it's not guaranteed that the RAM is quick! Why do you think gamers pay top dollar for the latest and greatest?


Old 03-18-2007, 02:03 PM   #17
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It would be Beryl, I use it with KDE on Kubuntu..very happy with it
Old 03-18-2007, 02:19 PM   #18
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Debian Etch is great, and apt-get makes getting software easier than you could ever imagine... but beryl is not in the standard repositories (my, thats quite the word). Etch has compiz, but not Beryl. Etch is set to go stable at the beginning of April (for real this time). After that beryl and alot of other packages will probably enter testing.

I don't know if that has anything to do with anything, but I think it might?


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