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Old 06-27-2003, 02:48 PM   #1
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desktop problem


hi ,
i'm curiently using windows AND linux ( mandrake 9.0 )
only mandrake locates it self on a difrent place then windows

with locating i mean that 1/10 of the screen is away
and i always need to resize my screen when i switch from windows to linux
so my question is how can i fix it so the windows and linux come both on the same location because i hate that resizing thing...

( it's kinda hard to explain what my problem is.. but i did my best )
 
Old 06-27-2003, 02:57 PM   #2
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Thats a common problem when linux is using a generic or wrong video driver.

What video card do you have? Find out and install the exact driver for your card.

for nvidia cards, go to nvidia.com and install the IA32 Linux drivers and follow the instructions for editing your xf86config file.

For ATI cards, ati.com
 
Old 06-27-2003, 03:27 PM   #3
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Re: desktop problem

Quote:
Originally posted by razod
i'm curiently using windows AND linux ( mandrake 9.0 )
only mandrake locates it self on a difrent place then windows
If you need to make adjustments to the video display, xvidtune is the tool to use.

Simply enter the command xvidtune from a shell prompt within an xterm. Read the warning and click on OK. Next click on the Auto button.

Now click on whatever combination of Up/Down/Left/Right Shorter/Taller/Wider/Narrower is need to adjust the display to your liking.

Once the display has been adjusted properly, press the show button to printout the correct ModeLine to put in the XF86Config to make the server always use the current display settings. To aid in copying this information to your XF86Config file, the modeline is also made the current selection allowing you to just paste it into your editor.

If you would like to adjust your other modes, you can click on the Next and Prev buttons to switch modes.

HTH
 
Old 06-28-2003, 06:10 AM   #4
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thanx!
my drivers were already installed propperly
but with that xvidtune it's right at the place where it belongs
hmmm finaly mandrake is working 100 % correctly for the first time on this computer lol
 
Old 06-28-2003, 06:47 PM   #5
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Way to go razod, glad to be of help.
 
  


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