LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 02-23-2005, 03:12 PM   #1
Dr3n
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2005
Posts: 60

Rep: Reputation: 16
KDe + RefreshRate


I'm using KDE and I'm experiencing something odd. I have manually edited Xconfig to set my monitor at 1280x1024 resolution, but the refresh rate is all screwy. What I mean is, according to KDE, the refresh is set to 73hz. My monitor is the Compaq S900, and I've set it's v and h settings arrpopriately in Xconfig. The problem is that my monitor itself is saying that the current refresh rate is at 60hz, and I believe that because I can see the refresh rate and it's killing me! I have my monitor brightness way down so I can't see the flickering too much, but everything is really dark now. KDE says one thing, but really it is not set to this.
I did some research and looked at some other Xconfig's. Some have a "Modeline" line in the monitor section, mine did not by default. I wonder what I should have for this line. I want to run KDE with 1280x1024 resolution @ 85hz. Little help? Thanks.
 
Old 03-14-2005, 06:56 PM   #2
Dr3n
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2005
Posts: 60

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 16
In case anyone reads this, it turns out that I had installed the wrong drivers for my video card at install. I mistakenly installed the default Debian selection, which is 'vesa'.

If you are about to install Debian and the xserver-xfree86 package; if you have an nVidia card, choose 'nv' in the driver list, if you have an ATI based card, choose 'ati'.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
framebuffer higher refreshrate? kule Linux - Software 1 03-23-2005 03:50 AM
refreshrate in X with ati drivers akqw Linux - Software 0 09-26-2003 10:52 AM
Changing the refreshrate for vga/vbe video modes akqw Linux - Software 1 05-25-2003 12:06 PM
Resolution & Refreshrate in XFree86 4.2 cathodion Linux - Software 5 07-12-2002 06:01 PM
refreshrate in xf86conf-4 spooge Linux - Software 1 07-11-2002 12:16 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:25 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration