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I'm using ubuntu 10.10 64 bit. It started to revert the refresh rate of my monitor to 60hz, each and every time I log on. I change it back in nvidia panel, save it to X config file, but it just doesn't last. Oh, I set every time to 85hz. As noted below, this is the part in my x config file

Section "Screen" 
 Removed Option "metamodes" "1024x768_85.00 " 
 Removed Option "metamodes" "1024x768_85 +0+0" > 
 Removed Option "metamodes" "1024x768 +0+0; 1024x768_85 +0+0" 
Identifier "Screen0" 
Device "Device0" 
Monitor "Monitor0" 
DefaultDepth 24 
Option "TwinView" "0"
Option "metamodes" "1024x768_85 +0+0; 1024x768 +0+0" 
SubSection "Display" Depth 24 
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@Castro: thanks for the edit, I'm a complete noob in these respect =) – Habkost Sep 24 '10 at 13:40
so, i've updated my system with terminal apt-get update and apt-get upgrade, and it's working again. I do not know what was wrong in the first place, but just to say how I resolved this issue – Habkost Oct 6 '10 at 14:15

Did you launch the nvidia tool with super user privileges?

I had a similar issue where the tool launched as a normal user did not issue any error at saving time, but the saving was incomplete because of access right.

Launching the tool with super user privileges solved my problem.

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how do I do that? – Habkost Sep 24 '10 at 17:20
sudo nvidia-settings – Nicolas Sep 27 '10 at 14:48
thanks, i'll try at home – Habkost Sep 28 '10 at 12:58
It didn't help. I still get to 60hz whenever I boot up – Habkost Sep 30 '10 at 22:06
so, does anyone know other solutions? – Habkost Oct 4 '10 at 13:07

Take a look at your /etx/X11/xorg.conf file. Specifically at the mode string in the Screen Section.

Section "Screen"
    Identifier    "Default Screen"
    Device        "NVIDIA Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200]"
    Monitor        "CM752ET"
    DefaultDepth    16
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth        16
        Modes      "1024x768_75.00"

Does your specify the refresh after the resolution? (eg does it explicitly say _85.00?)

I had some issues a long while back that were fixed by setting the mode string up. I hope it works for you too.

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this is my config file – Habkost Sep 23 '10 at 23:57
@Habkost Don't add the info in a comment, edit your question to add more detail. – Jorge Castro Sep 24 '10 at 4:14

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