Bug#287798: xserver-xfree86: debconf doesn't always choose optimal monitor characteristics automatically
Brice Goglin wrote:
About 2 years ago, you reported a bug to the Debian BTS regarding the X
server not choosing optimal monitor automatically. IT was supposed to
get better with Xorg 6.8.2. Did you reproduce this problem recently? If
not, I will close this bug in the next weeks.
I since switched to Debian/sid-Kanotix which has tweaked scripts to
configure, among others, the x-server. (knxcc and change-res) and
installing binary drivers for NV and ATi.
That got me to 100Hz refresh. Luckily for me the monitor finally died
and I got a Samsung 204B (1600x1200 flat screen )
where refresh rates are not as important due to the missing phosphor
I still thinks the Debian configuration refuses to use anything over
75Hz refresh, but as CRT's are going the way of the Dodo bird this may
perhaps not be a problem.
I think you can close it.