U11.10 Screen Refresh Rate

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Mon Sep 26 19:52:10 UTC 2011

On 26 September 2011 20:43, NoOp <glgxg at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> 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.
> Well...
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Config/Resolution
> 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.

Presumably that would not work if using Unity-2D as that does not use
compiz (I think).


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