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[SOLVED] Setting monitor to 120hz in 800x600

Postby arcadiaa on Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:42 pm

Hello everyone, I'm having a bit of trouble setting up my xorg.conf to 120hz when it goes into a resolution of 800x600.

I'm running a NVIDIA GTX260. I've tried going into nvidia-settings and although I can see the refresh rate, I cannot change it.

My attempts to modify my xorg.conf file manually has resulted in me reversing said modifications as the X server didn't want to boot afterwards.

Any help would be very much appreciated.
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Re: Setting monitor to 120hz in 800x600

Postby arcadiaa on Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:10 pm

Just to add, I also just tried a sneaky way of doing things by setting the resolution in nvidia-settings to 800x600 and setting the refresh rate to 85, then going into xorg.conf and setting it to 120 but when I do this it just reverts me back to standard resolution and refresh rate. :<
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Re: Setting monitor to 120hz in 800x600

Postby remoulder on Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:07 pm

What version of mint and desktop?
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Re: Setting monitor to 120hz in 800x600

Postby arcadiaa on Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:03 pm

remoulder wrote:What version of mint and desktop?


Mint 13, running MATE.
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Re: Setting monitor to 120hz in 800x600

Postby arcadiaa on Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:34 am

Reviving this as I still do not have a solution.
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Re: Setting monitor to 120hz in 800x600

Postby arcadiaa on Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:50 pm

UPDATE: Ok I have some progress going.

I set the following modeline in my xorg.conf:

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Modeline "800x600@120" 91.85 800 832 1176 1208 600 609 621 631


Now, this gets me 120hz refresh but another problem pops up when I go into that resolution rate.

The screen has thick lines going through it that move and the picture is very dark and moderately discoloured. I would take a screenshot but I'm almost certain it's to do with the monitor itself.

My monitor is a Philips Brilliance 202P4.
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Re: [SOLVED] Setting monitor to 120hz in 800x600

Postby arcadiaa on Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:13 pm

UPDATE: Ok, I have solved all issues by using this modeline instead of the one above:

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Modeline "800x600_120.00" 83.95 800 856 944 1088 600 601 604 643 -HSync +Vsync


Not sure what was different. Regardless, it now works. I am curious to know why though...
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