Right hand third of screen is on the left side of my sreen?
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Right hand third of screen is on the left side of my sreen?
I have a 2TB harddrive configured just for Windows (Its neccessary) I have added a 250GB hardrive just for Linux, I have debian installed with ubuntu alongside it, past issues made me go with the two harddrives. when I switch to debian the righthand third of the screen is actually diplayed on the leftside of my screen ( if I run my cursor completely to the right, it wiill end up on the leftside). the ubuntu installs log in screen is shifted to the left, but when I log in it is adjusted, I adjusted the resolution lower and it works fine now (except for the log in screen). debian is just messed up no matrter what. I uninstalled and re-installed several times to no avail. drivers seem to be up to date, but the graphics is not being recognized. any suggestions would be helpful.
(windows 7 was installed on the 2 TB HD and the screen shift as with ubuntu was on that also, and fixed with the same screen resolution fix)
Last edited by psalada; 05-07-2012 at 07:19 PM.
Reason: mispelled words
As your problem happens in all three OS' I'd go with suicidaleggroll's diagnosis. The hardware problem looks like it's either the monitor or the graphics card. (Most likely the latter!) Try plugging your monitor into a different system which you know works fine. It's easier than trying to get hold of a graphics card initially. If the monitor works fine elsewhere, the the graphics card is suspect and you'll need to replace it.
Graphics card it is then, I have an onboard now and my PC is only two months old, my monitor works fine elsewhere, i just thought it could be fixed due to the fact that I can adjust it perfectly on the windows harddrive and almost get it in the Linux HD, Ubuntu works great but I am a big debian fan!
Ah Ha! You're now telling us something slightly different from your original post. Note that all the information you have given us about hard drives is irrelevant when it comes to graphics. It may be that the on-board graphics on the motherboard within your PC isn't particularly suited to Linux. The solution would still be an additional graphics card.
Out of curiosity... Can you supply details of your PC and/or motherboard brand and part No. Can you identify the Grapgic's chipset? I believe Nvidea and AMD Radeon graphics are pretty well suported in Linux (proprietory drivers are available free as well) but I've had trouble with Matrox in the past.
sorry about that,I have an intel i5 2320 firstname.lastname@example.orgGhz (sandy bridge) 8Gb of RAM, the motherboard is an ECS H67H2-CM, it has the intel HD graphics is all it says,driver version 22.214.171.12496.
this is a Microcenter powerspec PC,
Ubuntu 3.2.0-24, gcc version 4.6.3.
debian Linux version 2.6.32-5 AMD64, debian 2.6.32.
If this is the case, would it be the cause of debian being in a wrapped around state at all times?
Ubuntu's log in screen is slightly offset to the left but I am still able to log in ! once in it appears fine, centered appropriately like it would be normally. I had the same issue with my other hard drive while setting up Windows 7 pro, but it was easily adjusted with the screen resolution settings, this is the same thing I did with Ubuntu on the separate HD they both work fine except for Ubuntu's log in screen. (screen resolution wanted to be set higher than my 22" tv/monitor was capable of, lowering the resolution to the next lowest level fixed Windows 7 and Ubuntu, not debian)
3.2 is ok but i think you should look at the framerate thats send to your monitor.
What happens is that the video-driver doesn't report the monitor capabilities to the graphic server and the server tries to crank-out the max it can but your display can't cope with this framerate. I don't know if ubuntu/debian also uses wayland but in the case this debian version it uses Xfree/Xorg as graphic server you can modify the framerate, normally the X-server does not come standard with a config file called xorg.conf set in /etc/X11/xorg.conf, today this file is not mandatory anymore but you still can create one in case things go gruesomely wrong.
on Ubuntu you can run
sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
this should create a skeleton xorg.conf, the following code is part of an example what you might get
Modes "1024x768_75.00" # Choose the resolution and framerate for your VGA-display
So the Modes line is where you set the maximum for your display, if Windows for once doing things right get that resolution info and use it as your guide.
I have come to the conclusion that I just can not run debian with my set up right now, I have Ubuntu working pretty good, and have even straightened out other issues I was having. I have debian on an older laptop and it works great, I have decided to try Fedora or open SUSE and see how I like them.