LinuxNewbie.org: Finding your monitor's refresh ratesJun 20, 2000, 16:57 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Danny)
[ Thanks to Sensei for this link. ]
"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 users).