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    Getting sick looking at the screen.

    For some reason i start to get sick to my stomach when working in xwindows. Does that have somethign to do with the refresh rate or something?

    Please help.
    Thanks
    Anthony

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    Re:Getting sick looking at the screen.

    likely. like fluorescent lights some people are very sensitive to monitor flicker. (i am one that is very bothered by it , oddly fluorescent lights don't.) the solution is to get a monitor that allows a very high refresh rate, ideally an lcd. i am sitting infront of my mac powerbook right now and it is pure joy because of the lcd monitor. i have a great 19" monitor as well that is capable of doing a very high refresh rate and since i changed to it my headaches and sore eyes have all but diappeared. occasionally i have to turn on my old 15" monitor and it does not take long before it feels like my eyes are shaking.

    this is my experience anyway ymmv.

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    Re:Getting sick looking at the screen.

    I'd agree with that. Set the refresh rate as high as you can. It makes it much easier on your eyes
    CP

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    Re:Getting sick looking at the screen.

    I am working on a laptop, What do i need to change in my x86 config file?

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    Re:Getting sick looking at the screen.

    Have you got the exact specs of the monitor? There are 2 lines, HorizSync and VertRefresh. There should be something somewhere on the net that tells you the range your screen can handle, edit those 2 lines and then restart x. Hopefully that will help you
    CP

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