View Full Version : [all variants] Intial Setup / Compiz / Refresh Rate

July 1st, 2009, 08:29 PM
Upon initial setup, I found that Compiz-Fusion detects my displays as 50hz.

This might be a standard thing in Europe / Asia, but in America / Japan, our displays are standardly set at 60hz.

Everything looks a lot better after I ran Compiz-Config Settings Manager, entered General Options, clicked on the Display Settings tab, then turned off the display auto-detect, set it to 60hz, and turned on Sync to Vblank. (optional, but it seems to eliminate tearing).

So hopefully this helps a lot of people...

But my questions are... Why didn't Compiz detect the screen correctly? Is it defaulted to 50hz? Couldn't it be autodetected correctly upon setup?

July 1st, 2009, 08:40 PM
Your issue wouldn't be compiz's fault.

Probably a mixture between bad detection from Xorg and settings applied by Gnome.

Although, the fact that you can set the refresh rate to 60Hz is a sign that there is nothing wrong here, just a bad guesstimated auto default.


July 1st, 2009, 09:59 PM
This is complicated. I looked at the xorg.conf, and it's entirely "Default Device" in ever facet.

So the default is 50hz, how do I change it to 60hz? Without having to play edit xorg.conf. It's too confusing.