On 27 September 2011 12:35, Alan Pope <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 27 September 2011 10:50, Colin Law <email@example.com> wrote:
>> That is what I thought, so saying the solution is just to edit the
>> file is a bit of an oversimplification. *It is not just a matter of
>> editing a file, finding the line that says RefreshRate or similar and
>> changing the number.
> Sure, but most people don't ever need to change the refresh rate setting.
>> *It is a matter of understanding the syntax of
>> the file and knowing what to put in it in order to *set the refresh
>> rate. *Or is there a way of asking the system to generate a default
>> one matching the system so that one can just edit it?
> sudo Xorg :1 -configure
> That will generate an xorg.conf.new in your home directory. Here's the
> output of me running that on my desktop (along with amusing "Error,
> no, that's not an error" error message.
> Here's the resulting xorg.conf.new.
> Not brilliant
> *>*Am I correct in
>> thinking that one can actually damage the hardware if one gets the
>> file horribly wrong?
> I've seen that reported, never seen anyone actually say they broke a
> screen with it though.
>> I have not seen any explanation anywhere as to why the option to set
>> refresh rate has been removed from the gui.
> Probably (at a guess) because these days people tend to use LCD panels
> not CRT displays.
Thanks for that Alan, particularly how to create an conf file. That
will go into my notes repository for dredging up some time.
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