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Old 03-19-2004, 07:04 PM   #1
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Screen position differences


Last question for today, I promise.

Is it normal for the screen positions to be different between Windows and Linux? Anyway to get that fixed? Because I can see nearly the whole screen (just a bit off the right) it isn't too problematic, but it's still irritating.
 
Old 03-19-2004, 07:46 PM   #2
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That's most probably caused by diffrence in refresh rates settings between your linux and windoze. Make sure that you correctly set the refresh rate for your monitor. I think windoze incorrectly set the refresh rate (default 60Hz). Change that into 72/70Hz. It's not linux fault, it's windoze fault. With Fedora I got the refresh rate automatically (and correctly) detected for my Samtron monitor. I have to correct that manually in windoze...
 
Old 03-19-2004, 07:46 PM   #3
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Hello,

when the X-server is running, you can try to adjust your screen with "xvidtune". Start it from "xterm" or something similar, and when the settings are OK, click the "Show" button. This generates a modeline which you can use in your "XF86Config"!

cu

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Old 03-20-2004, 03:31 AM   #4
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I had exactly the same problem when I used to dual-boot with Windows. Installing the 3D drivers for my graphics card (an old GeForce 2) cured it - you don't say what card you have, but it may be worth a try.
 
Old 03-25-2004, 12:43 AM   #5
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Originally posted by hp_tux
Hello,

when the X-server is running, you can try to adjust your screen with "xvidtune". Start it from "xterm" or something similar, and when the settings are OK, click the "Show" button. This generates a modeline which you can use in your "XF86Config"!

cu

hp_tux
Ok, I ran xvidtune and clicked show and got what I need, the next step is to copy and paste into the config file.

But where inside the file do I paste the info?

BTW, sorry I didn't respond sooner, I can't remember why I didn't respond, but I didn't even try this until today :P
 
Old 03-25-2004, 04:36 PM   #6
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Hello,

Quote:
But where inside the file do I paste the info?
put it in 'Section "Monitor"'.

Here is an example:
Code:
Section "Monitor"
#DisplaySize      340   270     # mm
Identifier   "Monitor0"
VendorName   "VSN"
ModelName    "L17AS"
Option      "DPMS"
HorizSync       30.0 - 64.3
VertRefresh     60
ModeLine        "1280x1024"   108.00   1280 1328 1440 1688   1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync
EndSection
cu

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Old 03-28-2004, 12:17 AM   #7
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Thanks! Was just about to google it when I forgot the name of the config file to edit :P
 
  


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