U11.10 Screen Refresh Rate

Koh Choon Lin 2choonlin at gmail.com
Mon Sep 26 18:33:33 UTC 2011


>>>>>> How do I go about changing my refresh rate, from 60 to 75,
>>>>>> permanently? I read some suggesting changing a startup script and
>>>>>> using xrandr to switch while others suggested using xorg.conf, which
>>>>>> is not present and I do not wish to use for purist sake. Are there
>>>>>> more ways to change rates?
>>> --------
>>> $ xrandr
>>> Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1280 x 1024
>>> VGA-0 connected 1280x1024+0+0
>>>   1280x1024      60.0*+   75.0
>>>   1280x960       60.0
>>>   1152x864       75.0
>>> --------
>>> @OP again, out of interest why do you want to change the rate?
>> I found that higher rate is better for me visually. From my xrandr
>> output above, my ATI card can support 75Hz rate but its running at 60
>> now. Indeed, I can xrandr it to 75 now but the setting would be gone
>> on the next reboot.
>> By the way, any suggestion on which startup script would be best to
>> place the xrandr command, ie. rc.local, Xsession, etc?
> Found this:
> <http://askubuntu.com/questions/59621/how-to-change-the-monitors-refresh-rate>
> Seems pretty odd that you'd have to install ccm in order to change the
> refresh rate.

Unfortunately, I am unable run xrandr during boot time. I tried
placing the command (with absolute path) in .profile, Xsession,
rc.local, other dozens of startup scripts and yet it would not run.
Hoping to get more fresh ideas without installing the CCM.

Koh Choon Lin

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