General :: Getting Desired Resolution And Refresh Rate In Ubuntu?
Aug 13, 2010
I cannot get my desired resolution and refresh rate in Ubuntu (10.04, Lucid). I want to run at the best my poor monitor can, which in Windows (XP through 7) is 1152*864 with a refresh rate of 72Hz.
I want these setting in Ubuntu, and many grey hairs have been produced in trying to make it happen. I can get the correct resolution, but not the refresh rate.
I'm using the proprietary Nvidia drivers, which are up to date.
I have a CRT Monitor connected to a laptop via the VGA connector. The monitor is a 16" AOC brand (this is all I know, and for all my efforts I cannot find the manual for it from just this information). The graphics card is a GeForce 9600M GS
Things I've tried:
Using the regular default drivers Editing Xorg.conf in all manner of ways (seems to always be ignored upon reboot. I don't get that). 3 days of googling Asking at the Ubuntu forums.
How can I do this, if I can?
how all of this works, how xorg.conf and the Nvidia program interact and such.
I just installed Ubuntu 9.10 I have ATi HD5700 and its Catalyst drivers downloaded from http://ati.amd.com
The monitor is Hanns-G HH251 (25", 1920x1080@60 max) I cannot make either "Display Settings" or "ATI Configuration" to show the refresh rate of 60 Hz as available. When I change the resolution to 1440x900 then I can pick 60 (but obviously I don't want that resolution). However, if I pick 1920x1080, the only two refresh rates available are 25 and 30 Hz, causing the image to flicker and whatnot.
every since I installed natty in march my refresh rate has been wrong this makes it where I can not see the boot screen, this was not a big problem until I installed the developmental version of ubuntu to test for bugs and I can not see the boot screen, I went to the page that tells how to change the rate but I get this error when I ran xrandr Failed to get size of gamma for output default. This showing my monitor as default it does not show a name, I manually set it up in x server and it shows the correct rate and the correct monitor, but not in monitor preferences.
I can't select default refreshing rate and resolution of my screen. Believe me, 50 Hz hurts eyes and causes headache. Ubuntu doesn't recognize my screen I used to work on 1280x1024 resolution with 80 Hz refreshing rate. 1152x864 60Hz is max I can select in Nvidia X Server and Ubuntu Screen Properties. I have tried changing options in Nvidia X Server, Ubuntu Screen Properties and tried xrandr commands (these ended with xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default. or Can't open display).
# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings # nvidia-settings: version 270.29 (buildd@allspice) Fri Feb 25 14:42:07 UTC 2011 Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "Layout0" Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0 InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard" InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer" Option "Xinerama" "0" EndSection .....
Btw, I'm using Ubuntu 11.04. My graphic card is GeForce 430 GT, screen - Acer AL1916.
Some month ago I installed openSUSE 11.1. It worked not bad, but I wanted to get the newes release of Firefox. So I did an upgrade to 11.2. Yast2 refused to work with an error message: unknown option -s (or similar). The regular updates didn't work also. Then I decided to do a new installation. Now I'm having a new problem: Display settings (Anzeige-Einstellungen) reports: Monitor unknown (Monitor unbekannt).
Possible resolution settings are: 800 x 600; 640 x 480; 400 x 300; 320 x 240; Possible refresh rates are: 60 Hz or 56 Hz @ 800 x 600 I need 1024 x 768 @ 76 Hz. In the previous installation it worked well. How I can teach openSUSE to run 1024 x 768 @ 76 Hz?
YAST2 Hardware information shows me in Monitor > Monitor > Resources > Resolution: High: 768; Vertical frequency: 76; Wide: 1024 The VGA controller is also correct shown in Display > 3d Blaster Savage 4
First off I am dual booting Windows 7. While in Win7 I have absolutely NO monitor issues. Since installing 10.04 I get a shaky unreadable display. To remedy the situation temporarily I have adjusted the resolution to 1200/800 but this is not a fix just a band aid. I should be able to run 1920/1080. As soon as I do this I get the shaky screen. I cannot change the refresh rate from 60 mhz. Again I am apprehensive by posting this because I have been flamed in other forums simply for being a noob and not knowing what to do but I would love to tap into the resources of you more experienced members.
I'm running the great game "Capitalism Plus" w wine. This is really a Win-95 game but it runs fine under Wine (a big benefit of Linux, you can run those old Windows games again, which is impossible under WinXP...)
Anyway, here's the problem: The game runs only in 640x480. My monitor is a 22" widescreen 1920x1080. When I start Capitalism, the resolution changes to 640x480 which is fine. However, the refresh rate is 75Hz, which minimizes the actual / active screen to a small window in the middle of the monitor. (Not only for the game, but for the kde desktop.) When I set refresh rate to 60Hz (using krandrtray) everything is fine.
So here's the question: Is there any way I can create a bash-script that sets the refreshrate to 60Hz?
I'm running kde3.5, Debian Lenny on a AMD64 with ATI:s fglrx.
i am still new with linux and debian i have some issues setting up a correct refresh rate on my monitor i want a 75hz or 80hz however i can only get 60hz a also get some weird frequencies like 59 , 61hz on the screen resolution tool via the gnome dockbar here is my xorg.conf
# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file) # # This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using # values from the debconf database.
i have just installed ubuntu 11.04.The thing is my screen is flickering but i cant find how o set my refresh rate o 75Hz to stop it.In the monitors panel it says monitor is unknown and i can only set the refresh rate as 50,51 and 52 Hz. how to set it to 75
I just did a fresh install of natty on my desktop and at first I had a box bouncing around my screen saying input not supported. I changed my refresh rate from 50 to 52 and it got rid of it, but I still have the bouncing box on the login screen. How can I adjust the refresh rate for that?
This morning I was looking around and went to the display settings and such. And I noticed refresh rate was at 75Hz. I changed it to 85Hz and the screen went black. I tryed to reboot but after I got passed the Login the screen went black again. Now I want to change it back to 75Hz because the monitor wont allow it. How do I change it back to 75Hz from the login screen?
Just got a spare computer running ubuntu. The monitor it has atm has a problem where the screen goes crazy,the colours flicker and there are lines all over. I'm pretty sure its the refresh rate as the monitor can only support 55hz and 60hz. However, Xserver wont allow me to go below 75hz.Specs (very low I know ;D)nVidia 7600GS AMD 32002 gig ramAMW M199D
I just built a home media server. It's using a Gigabyte E350N-USB3 motherboard with the AMD Fusion processor. So far, everything seems to be working fair enough. However, when it comes to video playback via an HDMI cable to my TV, it's unwatchable. It is okay during slow scenes, but any sudden movement or high action scenes and the problem becomes obvious.I don't know how to explain it other than it appears to have a problem refreshing quickly enough. I see horizontal lines across the film. I originally thought it might be due to low quality AVI files, but I just tried a DVD and it did it just the same.
I'm pretty knew to Ubuntu, so I'm not sure if there are some settings I can tweak, or if I am missing some drivers. Any ideas on where to start?
I just Install Ubuntu for the first time and am having problems setting my hdtv's native resolution of 1280x768. I have tried editing the xorg.conf file with no success. Video card is an Nvidia 8600GT. Also I have a dual boot with Fedora 12 and it runs at 1280X768 with the same xorg.conf file edits i have been tring in Ubuntu. Here is my current xorg.conf file:
The screen resolution defaulted to 1024 x 768 with a refresh rate of 60hz.
As this made the screen too flickery I changed the refresh rate to 87hz.
This improved the ficker but had some side effects. Firstly the computer now 'thinks' that my monitor is bigger than it really is. For example a maximised application is now off the screen. I have to manually resize the applications to fit the screen. The virtual desktop in the bottom right hand corner is now off the screen, as is the clock on the top right hand corner.
The other side effect is that I now have problems logging on to my computer. It now takes several attempts to log onto my computer.
I just upgraded to 10.04 and I've noticed some flickering on my monitor... if I'm correct, the problem is the refresh rate. It is set to 60 Hz and it doesn't give me any options to change it. I would guess that the display drivers are installed correctly because I'm running a lot of CompizConfig effects without a problem Is there anything else that could be causing this problem?
After upgrading from karmic to lucid I can't change a default refresh rate for my crt monitor connected to my laptop (lcd switched off). I know radeon driver is trying to check what's the highest possible rate and sets it around 85, but the screen starts to "shiver". If I manualy change this setting in system settings for the screen to 75, it is ok. But I have to do this after every boot I generated xorg.conf and the appropriate modeline (it shows in the screen settings), and I added it to both monitor and screen section. Nevertheless the refresh rate is set to auto again in system settings and the screen wiggles a bit. How to disable automatic detection and force my own settings?
I've got an annoying problem with refresh rates in everything to do with videos. Basically, anything that requires a quicker refresh than using a word processor. This includes flash movies on a website to playing an offline video. In website flash, the video tends to, well flash on occasion. The other sort of thing is pan lines or whatever they're called in videos like a simple .avi movie.
I currently have the nVidia 270.29 drivers installed for my GTS450 card, but this was happening with older versions. My monitor is a Samsung SyncMaster 943 which is detected. The resolution and refresh rates are sort of fixed on auto configuration. What I mean is, is that I can use the drop down menu to change the resolution to a manual option, and then it allows me to select a refresh rate, but only limited to 60 and 75Hz.
This setting will stay as is until I need reboot or restart Ubuntu. Even clicking on Save to X Configuration File is not a keeper. However, here's another problem. Doesn't matter which refresh rate is selected, I still get the above problems. The same resolution and refresh rate yields no problem under Win7 which I've dual-booted with.
I am having problems with the refresh rate if the screen. In the refresh mode of the monitor in the monitor options have only one option 60Hz. I have LG 24 + ATI Radon 3870, and have already installed the ATI driver via Ubuntu download center.
I just upgraded from a 1280x1024 17" to a 1920x1200 24".However, at 1920x1200, I do not have an option to change the refresh rate to anything but 60Hz, but Id like to run 70 or 75Hz.My monitor is an Asus PA246Q. Digital Signal Frequency : 30~83 KHz(H)/ 50~76 Hz(V).I am running Debian 6.Video card is an ATI Radeon 4850/1GB, and I am using the fglrx driver.
I just got a CRT monitor today, used of course, and plugged it in, pleased with many things. However, the screen is blinking subtly as a result of low refresh rate. This monitor is supposed to be 1024x768 @87 hz and 1280x1024 @66hz (here are the specs [URL]. I only get the following from Xrandr:
Code: Select allfoo@debian:~$ xrandr Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1024 x 768, maximum 4096 x 4096 VGA1 connected 1024x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x 0mm ¬† ¬†1024x768¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†60.0* ¬† ¬†800x600¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 60.3¬† ¬† ¬†56.2¬† ¬† ¬†848x480¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 60.0¬† ¬† ¬†640x480¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 59.9
Is there anyway I can get my desired resolution? I can't find the xorg.config which I read about.
I installed openSUSE last night thinking I'd give it a try after once using Ubuntu for a couple months and giving up on Windows completely. When I used Windows and Ubuntu I never had much trouble setting the resolution or refresh rates and ran my monitor at 1280x960 72Hz, openSUSE will let me select 1280x960, but the only refresh rate I can select is 60Hz...I've tried the default Nvidia driver that installed with the OS and I tried the one from the website, it's a Geforce FX 5200, is there some way to force the refresh rate to what I want it to be?
so, I've been all over this website and the web trying to solve this issue. I upgraded to lucid and switched monitors. my new monitor is an acer x183h. i'm trying to set it up in xrandr before i mess with any permanent files. i've done the following
On an older computer of mine using an older CRT monitor, Ubuntu defaults to a monitor refresh rate that causes the screen to constantly flicker and flash, making it nearly unusable. Changing the rate to either 75 Hz or 60 Hz fixes the issue, but changing it through the Monitor settings only affects my user account; part of the loading screen, and the login screen, will continue to flicker and flash. Is there a setting I can adjust somewhere that will set the refresh rate for the entire system, not just my user account?
I have three monitors, two Dells and an older LG all native at 1920x1080@60Hz and only recently installed Debian on this setup.
The LG is detected as running at 59.93Hz instead of 60Hz and this discrepancy appears to drive up the temperatures in my GPU constantly, even on idle, and introduces severe stuttering in any kind of graphical application.
I had the exact same issue with Windows 7 as well, but was able to fix it by changing the display settings of said monitor to 60Hz refresh, thereby returning the idle temps to normal and removing the stuttering.
My problem now is that I can't seem to change the refresh rate of this screen at all under debian.
xrandr -q returns that the monitor is running at 59.93Hz, but also shows 60Hz as available. xrandr --output DVI-I-1 --rate 60 appears to have absolutely no effect, it doesn't error but it also doesn't change the refresh rate.
Trying to add a new mode with 60hz and modeline obtained from cvt results in the following:
Code: Select allxrandr --newmode "1920x1080_60.00" 173.00 1920 2048 2248 2576 1080 1083 1088 1120 -hsync +vsync xrandr --addmode DVI-I-1 "1920x1080_60.00"X Error of failed request:¬† BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes) Major opcode of failed request:¬† 140 (RANDR) Minor opcode of failed request:¬† 18 (RRAddOutputMode) Serial number of failed request:¬† 41 Current serial number in output stream:¬† 42
I've also tried to set the refresh rate through the proprietary nvidia driver and manually through xorg.conf, both to no effect;
The driver settings will show 60Hz but the listing for the monitor in the driver and xrandr will still show 59.93Hz. Saving the settings of nvidia-settings to .nvidia-settings-rc was equally fruitless.
The settings on the monitor itself also show it running at 60Hz, without an option to go down to 59.93Hz so I got no clue where that is even coming from.
What else to try, besides buying a new monitor, which I'm not quite prepared to do yet.