[SATLUG] Monitor/Video issues?

Ernest De Leon edeleonjr at gmail.com
Fri Dec 28 13:41:04 CST 2007


What xserver does suse use?  xorg? xfree86?

Ernest

On Dec 27, 2007 10:59 PM, Justin Burdette <justin.burdette at gmail.com> wrote:

> I checked the nvidia X server settings application, and it has the refresh
> rate shown as 59.88, which matches the manual for vertical. Can't see
> anything for the horizontal, although the manual says that should be at
> 64.7
> . Any idea where I might find the horizontal settings? Since the
> jitter is all horizontal, could that be the key?
>
> Justin
>
> On 12/28/07, Ernest De Leon <edeleonjr at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > As long as you set the correct refresh rate and monitor size/resolution,
> > it
> > should be ok.  If you ran with higher resolutions on other monitors,
> then
> > I
> > would doubt it's the card itself.  More than likely it's the refresh
> rate
> > or
> > an incorrect Horiz/Vert frequency.  I would reconfigure the xserver and
> > try
> > some different settings.  One is bound to work.  If you have the full
> > specs
> > of the monitor in the manual, then do an advanced config and set all of
> > the
> > parameters by hand.
> >
> > Ernest
> >
> > On Dec 27, 2007 10:21 PM, Justin Burdette <justin.burdette at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > I'm running OpenSUSE 10.3 with an nVidia 5600XT graphics card. Had an
> > > older
> > > 15" LCD and decided to upgrade as a birthday gift to myself.
> > > Unfortunately,
> > > the new monitor (a Sceptre X20 widescreen) seems to get very jittery
> at
> > > random intervals and really doesn't like it when I watch any video
> files
> > > in
> > > my browsers. I'm not 100% sure it's the monitor, but I've never had a
> > > problem with the video card before, even at high resolutions on my old
> > > CRTs.
> > >
> > > Is there something I can use to determine where the problem really
> lies?
> > I
> > > tried running glxgears and, while I got good framerate reports
> (1800+),
> > it
> > > caused the monitor to go jittery again. When it starts, everything
> else
> > > jitters for a few minutes and it will finally stop, but I usually have
> > to
> > > minimize/maximize something, change websites, or switch to another X
> > > session.
> > >
> > > It doesn't just do it when I'm watching videos, but that seems to be
> the
> > > main time when it happens. If it really is the video card, I guess
> I'll
> > > use
> > > it as an excuse to upgrade everything. Does anyone have any experience
> > > with
> > > the onboard nVidia video systems on some of the new AMD motherboards?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > Justin
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