[SATLUG] Monitor/Video issues?

Alex Bartonek bartonekdragracing at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 28 14:28:53 CST 2007


Yea its xorg.  You should have a setting for
horizontal in your xorg.conf file.

-Alex

--- Ernest De Leon <edeleonjr at gmail.com> wrote:

> then i would look in your xorg.conf file for that
> section
> 
> Ernest
> 
> On Dec 28, 2007 12:09 PM, Justin Burdette
> <justin.burdette at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > I'm pretty sure it's xorg.
> >
> > Justin
> >
> >
> >
> > On 12/28/07, 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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