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Old 02-01-2004, 01:58 PM   #1
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Monitor refresh rate

I am unable to set the resolution to 800x600 with 85Hz as the refresh rate (in KDE). I tried a lot of other monitors in the list and also modified the XF86Config file, it set the refresh rate to 85Hz but changed the res to 640x480.

Another thing is there's no i810e in the list of graphics cards, but three entries for i810.

I'm using a Compaq MV520 monitor. But since this is not there in the list i chose MV540. Choosing this (or maybe it was MV500) worked for me in RedHat, but not in this.

It's a 15" monitor, with Horiz freq 30-54KHZ and vertical freq. 50-100Hz. When I use these values, I only get 72Hz as the max freq. But when I change the upper limit of the horiz freq to 55, it shows 85 in the list but doesn't work (after restarting the X ofcourse!)

After I modified the XF86config file by hand, I managed to get it running at 84Hz but ths time the resolution was 640x480!!!

So what do I need to do to run it at 800x600 and 85Hz???
Old 02-01-2004, 02:10 PM   #2
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I have the same question but I want 1024x768 and is there a way to change the color quality so I can set it to something the card better supports?
Old 02-02-2004, 03:01 AM   #3
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Have you tried running xf86config? (The command.) It's a lot easier to set stuff up that way.
Old 02-02-2004, 03:05 PM   #4
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Hi, I deleted the XF86Config file, ran xf86config and managed to set the refresh rate to 85Hz and res. to 800x600. But this time I had to scroll up and down to see the entire desktop, so I manually edited some settings in the config file completely bypassing the KDE Control Center. Now it works perfectly fine. But I'm into a much bigger problem now, gotta start a new thread....
Old 02-02-2004, 03:38 PM   #5
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Check out the link for Monitorworld in our "links" section. That should help you out. Just find the horizontal and vertical sync rates for your exact monitor.

....hope this helps.



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