[sf-lug] problems with refresh rate under Intrepid

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Mar 17 18:17:54 PDT 2009

Quoting Christian Einfeldt (einfeldt at gmail.com):

> Okay, I have come up with a short term solution to my problem.  I have
> clicked on
> System > Administration > Hardware drivers
> and I have activated the non-Free ATI/AMD FGLRX graphics driver.

Suggestion:  Figure out what this _really_ did.  Post details.

You've cited a "short-term solution" that has meaning only within a
particular (and _unidentified_) software tool, that is presumably 
part of Ubuntu's GNOME suite.  So, the information you posted is 
meaningful only to a tiny sliver of Linux users, and completely
meaningless to everyone else -- unless they're willing to replicate your
configuration, just to see what you're talking about (which won't

Very likely, the tool fetched some (unidentified) package, installed
it, then either made some edit to the configuration files in
/etc/event.d/ or to /etc/xorg.cong (but I doubt the latter even exists
in your distro).  Foregoing is intended as pointers to get you started:
I cannot follow up to investigate further.

Some problems are to some degree distro- and tool-specific.  Others are
not.  Information expressed in a needlessly tool-specific or
distro-specific manner does almost nothing for the community, and is a
missed opportunity.

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