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Old 01-31-2002, 07:23 PM   #1
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Screen moves to one side


I have almost everything working fine since install yesterday...
except when i get a gui screen, the screen appears to be moved to the right a bit... without switching my monitor controls to the left how do i switch it to the right to have it looking correct?

please none of this "your monitor is on its side" nonsense...

thanks for the help!
 
Old 01-31-2002, 07:28 PM   #2
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You need to change the horizontal sync for your monitor. Use xf86config or edit the /etc/X11/XF86Config file by hand. Check up on the stats of your monitor to get the values right.
 
Old 01-31-2002, 07:35 PM   #3
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A program to move the screen over...

A program to move the screen over...

Is there a program I can use that moves the screen over automaticaly? I noticed with win98 I had a utility that came with my video card that would do that for me... even though I noticed that Linux never asks for driver disks and seems to have the necessary drivers preloaded (which i think is the way it should be)...

At any rate... no doubt you will tell me to edit the configuration file as "that is the best way to learn"... at the same time I do not want to wreck the file because if im not mistaken i think it could mess up my gui... is there an efficient way to go about it? maybe a decnet site that tells you how it should be done?

Thanks for the help!
 
Old 02-01-2002, 03:32 AM   #4
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You might also fry your monitor
 
Old 02-01-2002, 04:21 AM   #5
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xvidtune
 
Old 02-01-2002, 07:28 AM   #6
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fry my monitor?

fry my monitor? man i hope not...

i tried pulling up xvidtune and i couldnt...then tried as root and was able to... looks like a very old program! anyways...i was successful in moving over the screen to the left...however, when i rebooted later the screen went back over to the right...how do i keep in its correct place all the time?
 
Old 02-01-2002, 12:23 PM   #7
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This sounds like a conflict of some kind

especially with Mandrake geared towards autoconfiguration. There might be something overwriting your (is it called HardDrake or something close to that?) settings. I have the same problem sometimes dealing the all the various configs in SuSE.

I don't have a particular answer but that might be somewhere to start.
 
Old 02-01-2002, 12:37 PM   #8
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the buttons on your monitor will adjust the monitor for the signal you are inputting.

most monitors will save those settings so if the same signal is input it will remember them
 
Old 02-01-2002, 12:43 PM   #9
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my buttons ....

My monitor's buttons are analog butons-bsically just twist and turn instead of the new digital kinds...

someone was telling me to edit the modelines in /etc/xf86config but for some reason i am not able to find this file...
 
Old 02-01-2002, 12:46 PM   #10
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It will either be /etc/X11/XF86Config or /etc/X11/XF86Config-4
 
Old 02-01-2002, 12:49 PM   #11
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you can fry the monitor and maybe even the video card messing around with that stuff. No Joke!
 
Old 02-01-2002, 12:55 PM   #12
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heres how to do i think...

i was told this...

run xvidtune as root....

move the screen over and copy the modelines(still not sure what that is) and then edit a line in xf86config file...

after i do that, is there a command to make it run or do i just reboot?
 
Old 02-01-2002, 02:50 PM   #13
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run startx after you change the config file
 
  


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