Video settings

Billie Walsh bilwalsh at
Sun Apr 27 15:25:02 UTC 2008

Nils Kassube wrote:
> Billie Walsh wrote:
>> The native resolution for the monitor is 1280x1024 with a horizontal
>> refresh of 80 and a vertical of 75. It almost looks to me like the 8.04
>> is running 640x480 at 60 BUT the resolution on the screen is not 640x480.
>> It "looks" more like 1280x1024. The "60" would explain the flicker
>> though.
> Probably the modeline for 640x480 at 60 is not in use, if it looks like 
> 1280x1024. Like Bruce Marshall wrote in a previous mail, try 
> systemsettings -> monitor & display. There you can at least see the 
> resolution and refresh rate actually used. Furthermore, there you should 
> be able to configure a generic monitor of 1280x1024 (at the tab 
> Hardware / administrator mode).

I manually selected "Generic Monitor 1280x1024". Probably NOT the best 
possible choice but.....................

All I get are "ranges" for the refresh rates with no way to set the 
actual rate I want used. [ I don't think I can send through a screen 
shot. ] The "range" shows horizontal of 31 to 81 and vertical of 50 to 
75 but the flicker tells me it actually running at something near 60 for 
the vertical.

> But this reminds me of another 1280x1024 monitor I have seen the other 
> day. With the frequency ranges of the monitor, it wasn't possible to get 
> 1280x1024 at a higher refresh rate than 60Hz. A higher refresh rate was 
> only possible for 1024x768 or lower resolution. Maybe that is your 
> problem as well.

I know the system is capable of running at 1280x1024 at 75 because it has 
done so with XP and SuSE 10.* with no problems.

> Nils

Is there someplace for a "wish list" of things we would like to see in 
(K)Ubuntu? My one and only real complaint with Kubuntu is the lack of 
good hardware configuration. SuSE has Yast, which IMHO is the "killer 
app" for them. Other than that one thing I much prefer Kubuntu.

Life is what happens while your busy making other plans.

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