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Old 01-12-2005, 08:53 PM   #1
priyendra
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Framebuffer console and X server displays misaligned


My frame buffer console display and the X server displays are horizontally shifted with respect to each other but around 20 pixels. As a result, whenever I move from console mode to X mode, I have to manually shift my monitor's display settings. Is there some way around this??

My system's configuration is as follows:

- Dell Dimension 8400
- Geforce 6800 Ultra
- Dell E173FP LCD Monitor
- I am running kernel 2.6.10 with the vesafb module for the framebuffer and have the nvidia driver v6629 installed

Of course, I would be happy to provide any other information needed.

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Old 01-12-2005, 11:47 PM   #2
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Only thing I can suggest is to make them both use the same resolution . . .should be ok then.
 
Old 01-12-2005, 11:48 PM   #3
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Actually they both do use the same resolution!!!
 
Old 01-13-2005, 12:08 AM   #4
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Then I am lost . . . only thing I can suggest you do is compile into the kernel only the nvidia fb and not the vesa one . . . there by forcing it to use the nvidia fb and keep the two happy together?
 
Old 01-13-2005, 12:49 AM   #5
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You may try the program 'xvidtune' to adjust the possition of the x-windows display. Some distro's have a video adjust section in their configuration programs.
 
Old 01-13-2005, 01:17 AM   #6
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Well, the xvidtuner did the trick for me as I could select the exact mode suitable for my display. However, I have a concern: Is there a chance of any hardware damage etc to my LCD display or graphics card if I am using a non-standard mode that I generated using xvidtuner?

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Old 01-13-2005, 08:43 PM   #7
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I'm afraid I don't know the answer, however it is possible that the settings orginally were bad also and the same concern would apply before the change.
 
  


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