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Hello Bryan, I just installed Debian and Gnome 2.14.3 on my system. Before (with M$ XP) the refresh rate was 75 Hz. Now, with Gnome, the only selection I can ...
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    Red face screen resolution and refresh rate settings


    Hello Bryan,
    I just installed Debian and Gnome 2.14.3 on my system.
    Before (with M$ XP) the refresh rate was 75 Hz. Now, with Gnome, the only selection I can make is 60 Hz (flicker).

    I changed xorg.conf as follows, but no extra possibilities are shown in the screen resolution preferendes window

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Generic Monitor"
    Option "DPMS"
    HorizSync 28-51
    VertRefresh 60-85

    Any tips?

    Thx

    Tom

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    Welcome to the forums, Tom!

    You didn't give any information about what hardware you have or what drivers you've installed, but you might need to install the official drivers for your video card if you haven't done so already in order to get the resolutions and refresh rates that you seek.

    In addition, Gnome has come a long way since 2.14 was released so you might want to check out a later release.

    Hope it all goes well for you and you have lots of fun with Linux.
    oz

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    Execute this
    Code:
    sudo lspci | grep -i vga
    grep -i driver /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Post output here.

    I agree with ozar. You should switch to latest version.
    In any case, we can fix problem in existing version too. Just post the output of commands here.
    It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils casper View Post
    Execute this
    Code:
    sudo lspci | grep -i vga
    grep -i driver /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Post output here.

    I agree with ozar. You should switch to latest version.
    In any case, we can fix problem in existing version too. Just post the output of commands here.
    Output of both:
    sudo lspci | grep -i vga
    02:0f.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage XL (rev 27)

    grep -i driver /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Driver "kbd"
    Driver "mouse"
    Driver "ati"

    I'd like to switch to a more recent version of Gnome but the Synaptic Package Manager tells me that Debian only supports installation of my current version. Or I should compile one myself. That seems to be a hell of a job, isn't it?

    Thx for your responsiveness so far. I'm new whit Linux but will try to be motivate to get to know it, since a few friends tell me there are a lot of advantages compared to M$ os.

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