With KMS enabled on Xubuntu 11.04, my virtual terminals are running at 60hz, the default for my monitor, while my X desktop is running at 75, the refresh rate I specified in my xorg.conf. How do I set the refresh rate/mode used by KMS so that it is something different from the default mode provided by my monitor?
You can specify the resolution/refresh rate that the VT framebuffers will use on the kernel command line¹.
To do so, you want to add
to your kernel command line. So, for example
would give you a
You can edit your kernel command line on a one-time basis by hitting
Documentation/fb/modedb.txt has the full specification of what options you can pass in to
¹: This is due in part to the fact that there's no good way to notify VT users of resolution changes.