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Old 01-16-2007, 07:18 AM   #1
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screen adjustment with xorg


I recently installed etch on my dell desktop. Everything went pretty good, but my screen is a little bit too far over on one side. I remember reading something about fixing such things with xfree86, but etch has xorg, and I couldn't find the page now anyway. I want to be able to move my screen a centimeter or so to the left, or make whatever change is necessary for it not to be scrunched up on that one side. Below is my xorg.conf file (without the opening comments).

Code:
Section "Files"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
	FontPath	"/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
	FontPath	"/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath	"/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath	"/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
	FontPath	"/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
	FontPath	"/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
	FontPath	"/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
	# path to defoma fonts
	FontPath	"/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
EndSection

Section "Module"
	Load	"i2c"
	Load	"bitmap"
	Load	"ddc"
	Load	"dri"
	Load	"extmod"
	Load	"freetype"
	Load	"glx"
	Load	"int10"
	Load	"vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Generic Keyboard"
	Driver		"kbd"
	Option		"CoreKeyboard"
	Option		"XkbRules"	"xorg"
	Option		"XkbModel"	"pc104"
	Option		"XkbLayout"	"us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Configured Mouse"
	Driver		"mouse"
	Option		"CorePointer"
	Option		"Device"		"/dev/input/mice"
	Option		"Protocol"		"ImPS/2"
	Option		"Emulate3Buttons"	"true"
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier	"nVidia Corporation NV17 [GeForce4 MX 420]"
	Driver		"nv"
	BusID		"PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier	"DELL E772p"
	Option		"DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Default Screen"
	Device		"nVidia Corporation NV17 [GeForce4 MX 420]"
	Monitor		"DELL E772p"
	DefaultDepth	24
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		1
		Modes		"1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		4
		Modes		"1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		8
		Modes		"1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		15
		Modes		"1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		16
		Modes		"1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		24
		Modes		"1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier	"Default Layout"
	Screen		"Default Screen"
	InputDevice	"Generic Keyboard"
	InputDevice	"Configured Mouse"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
	Mode	0666
EndSection
I think the process I read about entailed using a special program to produce a string that, when added to the config file, corrected the placement of the screen. I have posted my config file just in case there is another way. Any help would be apreciated. Thanks in advance.

Last edited by radiodee1; 01-16-2007 at 07:19 AM.
 
Old 01-16-2007, 08:57 AM   #2
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Have you tried using xvidtune? It might be able to adjust your screen, and if you get something good it will give you a modeline you can add to your xorg.conf.

Alternatively, can your monitor adjust the picture sideways for you with some built-in controls?

Good luck.

Jim
 
Old 01-16-2007, 09:15 AM   #3
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Have you tried using xvidtune? It might be able to adjust your screen, and if you get something good it will give you a modeline you can add to your xorg.conf.

Alternatively, can your monitor adjust the picture sideways for you with some built-in controls?

Good luck.

Jim
just go into single user mode & use dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
the u will get a option to change ur resolution from in the process
 
Old 01-16-2007, 09:44 AM   #4
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I feel pretty dumb. There are controls on my monitor. They do address the problem pretty much entirely. I think xvidtune was what I had read about. I'll check it out anyway. Thanks.
 
  


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