U11.10 Screen Refresh Rate

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Mon Sep 26 19:43:43 UTC 2011

On 09/26/2011 11:33 AM, Koh Choon Lin wrote:
> Hi
>>>>>>> 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.

But I fail to understand why you don't just try ccm. It's easy enough to
uninstall if it doesn't work for you.

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