Newbie here with ATI card

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Sat Nov 3 01:15:06 GMT 2007


On 11/02/2007 05:01 PM, Nelson Montague wrote:
> Wow.
> 
> 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
> EndSection
> 
> I can use the 85Hz refresh rate. Strange, but nice.
> 
> How is it possible?
> 
> Anyone know the answer?
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> Neslon
> 

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
accordingly.

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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