LinuxNewbie.org: Finding your monitor's refresh rates
Jun 20, 2000, 16:57 (0 Talkback[s])
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"This NHF only applies to people who are dual booting with
Windows (or single booting with Windows but haven't loaded Linux
yet), AND your monitor has to tell you the current refresh
rate when you access the OSD (on-screen display) - the thing that
allows you to do things like change your monitor's geometry,
position, color temperature, etc. If you can get into Windows, and
your OSD will tell you the horizontal and refresh rates, then this
NHF can help you."
"First, boot into Windows (I know it's painful sometimes, but
it's got to be done). Next, go into the Control Panels folder (can
be accessed through Start->Setup or as a folder in "My
Computer"). Then, double-click the Display icon to bring up the
Display control panel. If you are not already on the "Settings"
tab, click on the "Settings" tab at the top."
"Here's the main process, you need to create a list of ALL
possible resolutions you MIGHT run at (keep in mind that you
will need those lower resolutions and lower bit depths in case
something goes wrong, but typically 640x480 SHOULD be okay for most