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Old 05-09-2006, 11:38 AM   #1
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how to change the refresh rate


I just installed slackware 10.2, and by accident discovered "fluxbox". (I've been a kde user since ages).

I really love fluxbox's simple and minimal interface, however being simple does not mean feature less, I can access my fav kde applications from it. and I've replaced KDE with fluxbox as my window manager.

Now the problem is this:
how do I change the refresh rate in fluxbox, xorgconf doesnt even ask for the refresh rate, I want it to be 85hz, I think its currently 60-70hz.

Another issue:
I have set my xinitrc to point to xinitrc.kde however whenever I start my x server it loads fluxbox.
Old 05-09-2006, 11:47 AM   #2
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I believe you can add to the xorg.conf, under the Monitor section, following:

HorizSync horizsync-range
VertRefresh vertrefresh-range

where you put the values specific to your own monitor at the red-marked places in the above example. Read the man-pages of xorg.conf for more information about in which ways you can do this, and about all the other options too:

man xorg.conf
One more thing. You probably can't "replace KDE with fluxbox as your window manager", since that would mean KDE is a window manager too; KDE is a desktop environment, which consists of a window manager, applications and other stuff you don't get in a plain window manager. Actually the only thing a window manager does is manage windows (robustly said); everything else, nice or eyecandy, is just something else. This actually has got very little to do with your post but hey, that just caught my eye

Have a nice day,


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Old 05-09-2006, 02:12 PM   #3
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xorg.conf is located in /etc/X11. Be sure to be the root user when you edit the file (i use pico). The file is very well commented.

While you are editing the file, it might be a good time to add support for the scroll mouse if you have one. The mouse section should have the following to enable the scrool mouse:

Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Old 05-09-2006, 09:52 PM   #4
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i usually save a copy of xorg.conf file in my /home dir case i screw up ;-)
Old 05-10-2006, 01:42 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by nutronix
i usually save a copy of xorg.conf file in my /home dir case i screw up ;-)
Hehe, i did that too, but now it just cp xorg.conf xorg.confWORKS (just next to the original, better located) i do the same with /etc/lilo.conf

I have set my xinitrc to point to xinitrc.kde however whenever I start my x server it loads fluxbox
I think it will keep on doing it, i had to rename .xinitrc to NOxinitrc to start kdm or other window managers, from man fluxbox:
       This  program  is  usually  started  by the user's startup script, most
       times called ~/.xinitrc.  To run fluxbox, modify the script by adding

            exec fluxbox
Maybe trying with pkgtool?
Old 05-10-2006, 04:19 PM   #6
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Try running xorgsetup. I've found that does a good job of setting up x. Let us know of it helps.



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