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Hi
I installed ubuntu 7.04 and everything is nice but my refresh rate is at 60hz and that burns my eyes, i tried to change it by using the menus but it doesn't let me

my video card is ati x800pro pci-x

i don´t know anything about linux so please be kind about the console and stuff, thanks
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surf your settings, i think you want restricted driver under the display setup and I think you want flgxr (is that right?) under synaptic
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Hi
I installed ubuntu 7.04 and everything is nice but my refresh rate is at 60hz and that burns my eyes, i tried to change it by using the menus but it doesn't let me

my video card is ati x800pro pci-x

i don´t know anything about linux so please be kind about the console and stuff, thanks
See here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=414194
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thanks but i didn´t understand nothing, i don´t know how to use the console, at least i wanna to change my screen refresh, later i would go for driver install and 3d but not while my eyes are dying
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thanks but i didn´t understand nothing, i don´t know how to use the console, at least i wanna to change my screen refresh, later i would go for driver install and 3d but not while my eyes are dying
You should be able to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf to add your resolution.

open terminal/command prompt and type sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
then edit in the correct refresh rates and resolutions. You don't need the resticted driver to make the screen resolution and refresh rate correct (if I recall). However, there is little reason to not enable the Restricted Drivers.

Here is an easy way to do it.

System --> Administration --> Restricted Drivers (click) ---- Check 'Enable' --- click 'Enable' in the window that comes up, then you are done. I think you might need to restart to finish it (maybe just restart X, I forget).
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thanks rippon

but i changed some settings and restarsted ubuntu and it broke,

i remember changing the color from 24 to 32 and the refresh rate but ubuntu died, so what settings i´m supposed to change?

i just want 85hz of screen refresh
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thanks rippon

but i changed some settings and restarsted ubuntu and it broke,

i remember changing the color from 24 to 32 and the refresh rate but ubuntu died, so what settings i´m supposed to change?

i just want 85hz of screen refresh
you broke it? damn... better go back to windows.
btw why are you using linux? money?, philosophical reasons?, or desire to learn it?

if its the last reason or at least a conbination of it and another one, then you should really try and learn the console as that is really what makes linux unique and useful in my opinion -all the stuff you can do through the console(almost unlimited control).
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Don't go back top XP... You CAN fix this... Have you tried the link I posted above? You can also try Envy to install your drives and config xorg...

http://www.albertomilone.com/nvidia_scripts1.html

I've had great results with this app... Just remember to un install any ATI drivers you may have installed by other means first... You can do this with envy..... Then re-install the ATI drivers.... I had good succes with this with ATI drivers too....


Goog Luck.. I'll keep an eye out for you should you have more problems...
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post #9 of 15
try opening the ati control panel

with my nvidia drivers in ubuntu all i do is type 'sudo nvidia-settings' and change my resolution + refresh rate from there
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many thanks to all of you

but i was hopping for someone with an ati card (i think i am the only one)

I wanted to try ubuntu to learn some but i´m not going to learn anything if i am going blind with the 60hz

i really didn´t even knew about the console until rippon told me how to access it

off course ubuntu doesn´t let me activate the propietary drivers, and off course i don´t know how to install ati drivers, but i will be happy if i just turn up the refresh rate

i guess i´ll try again and try the other things you told me, i´ll write when i do it

btw there is a way to put xp as my default boot OS, because ubuntu is the firts option and the default one
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