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Re: [opensuse] nvidia binary driver - Lcd can't display at 60 Hz
  • From: Andreas <linuxdreas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2007 10:45:16 -0800
  • Message-id: <200702011045.16795.linuxdreas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Le Donnerstag, 1. Februar 2007, Don Raboud a écrit :
> Hi all,
> I've been following some of the advice on the list recently about improving
> the fonts in 10.2. I have seen a huge improvement so far, but there are
> still some issues.
> In looking into all of this however, I have discovered that I can't get my
> monitor to display at its native resolution (1280x1024) at 60 Hz.
> NOTE: I'm using KDE and to get the refresh rate I right click on the
> desktop, choose "Configure Desktop..." and then look at the refresh rate
> under "Display". Is there a command line alternative to get this info?
> Monitor: LCD BENQ FP937s
> Graphics Card: NVidia GeForce PCX 5750
> NVidia Driver: 1.0-9746
> I have been using
> sax2 -r -m 0=nvidia
> and have tried many variations but I can't get 60 Hz. I have tried
> selecting the generic LCD monitor (instead of the BENQ) and explicitly
> choosing the "1280x1024@60" mode, testing looks ok and claims to be at 60
> Hz, but when I save the results and go to init 5, the display is back at 50
> Hz.
> I've also tried (even though I don't know if I should)
> sax --vesa 0:1280x1024@60
> which didn't help. I've also tried to generate another modeline using
> gtf 1280 1024 60
> and replacing the modeline in xorg.conf with these values. This allows me
> to select between 50 Hz and 55 Hz from the KDE desktop settings, but still
> no 60 Hz.
> Finally, if I modify my current xorg.conf file and change the driver
> from "nvidia" to "nv" (and make only that change), I can get a display at
> 60 Hz, but I lose the 3D acceleration and some of the font improvements as
> well.
> Does anyone know how I can get 60 Hz on this monitor with the binary nvidia
> driver?
> --
> Don

I had the same problem with my ati card and the binary driver. Adding a
line "VertRefresh 50-60" in the monitor section of xorg.conf helped.

Here is the monitor section of my xorg.conf:
Section "Monitor"
Option "CalcAlgorithm" "XServerPool"
DisplaySize 376 301
HorizSync 30-83
Identifier "Monitor[0]"
ModelName "CM2019"
Option "DPMS"
VendorName "ICP"
VertRefresh 50-60
UseModes "Modes[0]"

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