[SATLUG] Monitor/Video issues?

John Pappas j at jvpappas.net
Fri Dec 28 14:08:23 CST 2007


It uses X.org

On Dec 28, 2007 1:41 PM, Ernest De Leon <edeleonjr at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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