Video settings

Nils Kassube kassube at
Sun Apr 27 06:05:44 UTC 2008

Billie Walsh wrote:
> >> I replaced my SuSE install [ it was trashed anyway ] with Kubuntu
> >> 8.04 on my secondary computer to play with. I share the monitor with
> >> a KVM switch between the two computers. In 8.04 the monitor
> >> flickers. I need to change the refresh settings. In System Settings
> >> I'm not given the option to do so. The Monitor is an IC Power 900G.
> >> A search for IC Power and 900G fails to bring up anything useful.

Was the KVM switched to the 8.04 machine while the xserver started? If the 
KVM is switched to another machine, the xserver can't read the specs from 
the monitor and uses safe settings.

> I've used the same monitor with Kubuntu 7.0*, 7.10, OpenSuSE 10.3, and
> Windows XP without any problem. I'm thinking somewhere there is a
> config file that I can edit to set things right but I don't know what
> it would be. Something with "x" I would think.

You could copy the section with the monitor specs from /etc/X11/xorg.conf 
from e.g. 7.10.


More information about the kubuntu-users mailing list