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I have just installed slackware 13.37 64-bit on an e-machines EL1358.
I have managed to get X working but there is a sort of distortion that is difficult to describe. There are vertical sections of the screen where the image is slightly elongated. It is only slight but it is enough to make text within those sections appear a little fuzzy. The overall effect is to make the entire screen overshoot to the right a little (on a maximized window, the close window button is half obscured).
The effect is the same whether I use TWM or Fluxbox as a WM.
I have already disabled noveau and installed nvidia-kernels and nvidia-drivers from slackbuilds (the only I could get X to work at all). However, I don't know of any tweaks that could only be applied to part of the screen.
There may be some timing conflict that causes this effect but I don't know what or what to do about it.
Run "nvidia-settings" and see if setting the Screen resolution and refresh rate utility helps. Usually nvidia's tools can detect the EDID profile of the monitor and get the default resolution and the supported refresh rates.
Curious but what kind of monitor are you using? LCD, CRT, HDTV, etc?
I think I had this same problem (black bar on the left, close buttons shoved off the right) with the nv driver, but never with nvidia's or the nouveau driver. Try running xvidtune and nudge the screen to the left. I never figured out what caused it, so there might be a better solution. Maybe the distortion is from the image not aligning to the LCD pixels?