Why is xorg ignoring the frequencies I give it?

robert ubtu at bathnetworks.com
Sat Jan 28 18:47:01 UTC 2006

On Sat, 2006-01-28 at 16:21 +0000, Andy Grove wrote:
> Sasha wrote:
> > The problem you reported earlier is not a problem. Your horizontal
> > Synchronization and Vertical Synchronization are not your refresh rate.
> > Your refresh rate is calculated using them. There is no problem. As for
> > the problem with X not starting. This means you have entered them
> > incorrectly. Time to start googling. You should read the help messages
> > people send, because I have already answered this question, as have
> > several others. repeat: IT IS NOT A BUG!
> Sasha,
> I have installed Ubuntu on 3 machines so far. On 2 machines the installation
> ran as expected and on boot up I had a login screen. That is the intended
> behavior, right? On the 3rd machine - the one that my email was about - the
> UI would not start up as xorg had not been configured correctly by the
> installer. That is the bug I was referring to.
> I emailed the group asking for help in manually working around this i.e.
> manually configuring xorg settings. I got some friendly advice which was
> much appreciated but unfortunately it didn't help but it was worth asking. 
> The Ubuntu web site encourages new users to participate on this mailing list
> so I'm not sure why you are taking issue with me here. I thought that open
> source projects actually wanted people to test and provide feedback... I've
> obviously missed something.
> Andy.


I'm sorry you seem to be hit rather hard.

I'm a new user of Ubuntu too and I thought I would see how easy it was
to google for an answer. I have unfortunately deleted your original post
so I don't have the details, but I turned up this page via google it may


Failing that, what does Xorg.0.log say? It is in /var/log it may give
you a clue.

BTW Xorg is common to a number of distro's and the problem may not be
related to Ubuntu.


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