Minimal X Config File and Compiz

Alan Cox alan at
Thu Sep 14 08:58:38 UTC 2006

On Wed, Sep 13, 2006 at 04:31:47PM -0500, Callum Lerwick wrote:
> 1280x1024, but at an eye murdering 60hz. I usually run them at 1280x960,
> which allows you to squeeze a 70hz refresh out of them, and also has
> square pixels. (Mind you, Xorg doesn't have 1280x960 at 70 modelines for
> some reason, so I have to add them...)

For non LCD 72Hz is a legal working requirement in some countries for all 
the eye reasons you note. Ie you can use 60Hz for gaming but not in the

> login screen, at 1280x960 at 70 (121mhz dotclock) with their video cards
> heating up the room. I actually put a call to "xrandr -s 800x600 -r 72"
> on the end of /etc/gdm/Init/Default, this brings the dotclock down to
> 50mhz and the temperature difference is quite significant. (The heatsink
> giving first degree burns vs being slightly warm) I've tested this on
> various Geforce2's, TNT2s and a 3dfx Banshee.

Make sure thats in bugzilla as an enhancement.

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