Newbie here with ATI card
glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Sat Nov 3 01:15:06 UTC 2007
On 11/02/2007 05:01 PM, Nelson Montague wrote:
> On 10/31/07, NoOp <glgxg at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>> gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
>> Section "Monitor"
>> Identifier ""MAG XJ796""
>> Vendorname "MAG Technology"
>> Modelname "MAG XJ796"
>> Horizsync 30-96
>> Vertrefresh 50-160
> I appreciate your help, NoOp! Now my monitor runs on 85Hz... (Not
> 100Hz, as in Windows, but why?)
> However, the interesting thing is even if I restore things in
> xorg.conf to the original
> Section "Monitor"
> Identifier "Generic Monitor"
> Option "DPMS"
> HorizSync 30-70
> VertRefresh 50-160
> I can use the 85Hz refresh rate. Strange, but nice.
> How is it possible?
> Anyone know the answer?
Sure; Windows probably is probably overclocking your monitor and could
possibly damage it. You'd have to look at your monitor documentation to
see if it can support 100 & if so just change the Horizsync rate
There is a small package & command to extract the monitor values... I
used it just last week, but it escapes me as to what it is right now. If
I think of it I'll post back.
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