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Ok, I'm using a Gateway EV700 monitor at the moment. My preferred refresh rate is 60 Hz, I like the clarity, but the way my xorg.conf is configured only allows ...
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    Gateway EV700 CRT Monitor Refresh Rates


    Ok, I'm using a Gateway EV700 monitor at the moment. My preferred refresh rate is 60 Hz, I like the clarity, but the way my xorg.conf is configured only allows 85 Hz, which is murder on my eyes after 30 minutes or so. I was told I need to know the Horizsync and Vertrefresh values for my monitor and changing those would fix it, but I have been unsuccessful in finding any documentation on it, and I do not have the user manual because the monitor was a hand-me-down. Can anybody here help me out and tell me what I need to do to my xorg.conf file to get it down to 60 Hz, or at least something lower than 85? I know 60 works b/c it's what Windows uses.

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    Xorg

    Oh yeah, here is my xorg.conf file:

    Code:
    # Xorg configuration created by system-config-display
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
    	Identifier     "single head configuration"
    	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Files"
    
    # Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
    # By default, a font server independent of the X server is
    # used to render fonts.
    	ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia"
    	ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
    	FontPath     "unix/:7100"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
    	Load  "dbe"
    	Load  "extmod"
    	Load  "fbdevhw"
    	Load  "record"
    	Load  "freetype"
    	Load  "type1"
    	Load  "glx"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    
    # Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
    #	Option	"Xleds"		"1 2 3"
    # To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
    #	Option	"XkbDisable"
    # To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
    # lines below (which are the defaults).  For example, for a non-U.S.
    # keyboard, you will probably want to use:
    #	Option	"XkbModel"	"pc102"
    # If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
    #	Option	"XkbModel"	"microsoft"
    #
    # Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
    # For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
    #	Option	"XkbLayout"	"de"
    # or:
    #	Option	"XkbLayout"	"de"
    #	Option	"XkbVariant"	"nodeadkeys"
    #
    # If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
    # control keys, use:
    #	Option	"XkbOptions"	"ctrl:swapcaps"
    # Or if you just want both to be control, use:
    #	Option	"XkbOptions"	"ctrl:nocaps"
    #
    	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
    	Driver      "kbd"
    	Option	    "XkbModel" "pc105"
    	Option	    "XkbLayout" "us"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier  "Mouse0"
    	Driver      "mouse"
    	Option	    "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
    	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    	Option	    "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    
     ### Comment all Horiz and VertSync values to use DDC:
    	###HorizSync    30.0 - 70.0
    	###VertRefresh  50.0 - 120.0
     ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
     ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
    	Identifier   "Monitor0"
    	VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
    	ModelName    "Gateway EV700"
    	DisplaySize  330	240
     ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
    	HorizSync    30.0 - 70.0
    	VertRefresh  50.0 - 120.0
    	Option	    "dpms"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier  "Videocard0"
    	Driver      "nvidia"
    	VendorName  "Videocard vendor"
    	BoardName   "nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5500]"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier "Screen0"
    	Device     "Videocard0"
    	Monitor    "Monitor0"
    	DefaultDepth     24
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Viewport   0 0
    		Depth     16
    		Modes    "800x600" "640x480"
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Viewport   0 0
    		Depth     24
    		Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    	EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "DRI"
    	Group        0
    	Mode         0666
    EndSection

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