how to adjust refresh rate?

Jeremy Utley jeremy at
Tue Feb 3 18:41:13 PST 2004

On Tue, 2004-02-03 at 18:41, manchot wrote:
> I have repeatedly asked the question about how to change
> refresh rate for xwindows.
> I am provided with answers like xvidtune or keyboard strokes of Ctrl+
> +/- or the ultimate solution of XFree86 manual.
> But these methods can't do the job for me. Especially XFree86 manual is
> a hard nut.
> I found a xtiming calculator on the web and it does everything I need. I
> want to share the link and if you know a better one to change refresh
> rate painlessly, please tell me. Not everyone is enjoying LCDs.
> But here comes another question:
> With a framebuffer enabled console and bootsplash, the screen is again
> flickering and does anyone know how to set refresh rate in vesafb consoles?

There is none.  Vesafb is limited to the settings that are part of the
Vesa standard.  I believe at 1024 and above, Vesa standard is 60Hz,
which for some is a little painful to use.  For myself, 60Hz is just


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