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Old 11-08-2007, 08:01 AM   #1
k0lvert
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Issue with screen display on Mandriva 2008


For some reason, certain programs like CUPS notification and screensavers are displaying off-center on my screen. It doesn't look like they are shrunk, but just off-center. In the case of my CUPS notification, it is in the upper left-hand corner, and I can't see the blue "move" bar so I can move it down... and of course I can't "move" my screensaver, since as soon as I move my mouse, it stops! But when I test my screensaver via Desktop settings, it shows it perfectly centered on my screen, filling the whole screen. I'm pretty clueless at this point...
 
Old 11-10-2007, 07:05 AM   #2
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Check you /etc/X11/xong.conf file and make sure you have the right Vertical and Horizontal set for your monitor. If your not sure what your monitor uses do a google search on your monitor. Then edit the xorg.conf file and put in the vender recommended settings. The part you will edit will look something like this, this is my xorg.conf.

Code:
Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Generic Monitor"
    HorizSync       30 - 83
    VertRefresh     56 - 75
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection
Also if you are using a LCD monitor some if not most have a autoset button on them.
 
Old 11-10-2007, 09:03 AM   #3
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I'm sorry... I should have posted more info about my monitor. I'm new to both Linux AND forums, but I'm trying my best to learn both simultaneously. My monitor is a Dell E773c, weblinks for it's specs are:
http://support.dell.com/support/edoc...c/En/specs.htm and http://reviews.cnet.com/crt-monitors...9.html?tag=nav

This is what I found when I opened my /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Code:
# File generated by XFdrake (rev 230776)

# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the xorg.conf man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# **********************************************************************

Section "ServerFlags"
    #DontZap # disable <Ctrl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
    AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse does not work
    #DontZoom # disable <Ctrl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
EndSection

Section "Module"
    Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
    Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
    Load "extmod"
    Load "type1"
    Load "freetype"
    Load "glx" # 3D layer
    Load "dri" # direct rendering
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Keyboard1"
    Driver "kbd"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    Option "XkbOptions" "compose:rwin"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
    Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "monitor1"
    VendorName "Plug'n Play"
    ModelName "DELL E773c"
    HorizSync 30-70
    VertRefresh 50-160
    
    # TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
    # 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
    ModeLine "768x576"     50.00  768  832  846 1000   576  590  595  630
    
    # 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
    ModeLine "768x576"     63.07  768  800  960 1024   576  578  590  616
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier "device1"
    VendorName "ATI Technologies Inc"
    BoardName "ATI Radeon 9500 - X850"
    Driver "fglrx"
    Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier "screen1"
    Device "device1"
    Monitor "monitor1"
    DefaultColorDepth 24
    
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth 8
        Modes "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240"
    EndSubsection
    
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth 15
        Modes "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240"
    EndSubsection
    
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth 16
        Modes "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240"
    EndSubsection
    
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth 24
        Modes "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240"
    EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "layout1"
    InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
    Screen "screen1"
EndSection
Key section being:
Code:
Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "monitor1"
    VendorName "Plug'n Play"
    ModelName "DELL E773c"
    HorizSync 30-70
    VertRefresh 50-160
From what I can tell, my xorg.conf is setup properly... the HorizSynch and VerRefresh match up with the specs listed on the first website. So I am still stumped, but have learned a lot just from this exercise in gathering all this info. Also, I just found the section on this forum about adding to the HCL, and I am fully intending on listing my hardware there.

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