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Old 05-18-2006, 03:18 AM   #1
JamboUK
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NVIDIA - Horizontal/Vertical Adjust


Hi,

Can anyone tell me where to find the horizontal/vertical display position adjust? In Ubuntu with NVIDIA card. I am on dual booting machine... so on XP the desktop is displayed fine.... but on Ubuntu the desktop edge is slightly clipped.

I am sure on previous Linux distro I could do this via display setting in Gnome/KDE.

Am I going mad? Thanks in advance.
 
Old 05-18-2006, 07:57 PM   #2
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ubuntu uses GNOME.. you said you used to be able to do it with GNOME.. so have you tried what you used to do? this is really a monitor setting not a video card setting--im sure your monitor has controls on it? when you installed the nvidia driver it should have also installed a tool that should be somewhere... type 'nvidia' and press TAB for word completion.. because im not sure of the name of the tool to adjust video card, and monitor settings. maybe 'nvidia-tool' or 'nvidia-config' or something similar.
 
Old 05-19-2006, 02:53 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by nadroj
ubuntu uses GNOME.. you said you used to be able to do it with GNOME.. so have you tried what you used to do? this is really a monitor setting not a video card setting--im sure your monitor has controls on it? when you installed the nvidia driver it should have also installed a tool that should be somewhere... type 'nvidia' and press TAB for word completion.. because im not sure of the name of the tool to adjust video card, and monitor settings. maybe 'nvidia-tool' or 'nvidia-config' or something similar.

Thanks - yeah I have played with that many distro's both KDE and GNOME that I can't remember when or where it was!

If adjust the monitor to be correct in Ubuntu and then boot in XP it is going to be out there..... and as flick between the two... oh just call me lazy!
 
Old 05-19-2006, 03:27 AM   #4
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JamboUK, download the current nvidia linux drivers from the nvidia website, unpack the package, and amongst other stuff you will see various readme's. Take your time to read them all (!) and you will see.
In particular, you will see what the entries are for in the fstab and the xorg.conf. I know those readme's are very long, but you will find exactly what you are looking for. (In Linux and BSD, the readme's are actually meant to be read!)

I had the same problem years ago. If the monitor was OK in WindBlows, it was shifted horizontally with Linux. If it was OK in Linux, it was shifted with Windsblow, and so on. The only solution was to set it correct in Win-Doze, and then to modify the setting in Linux. Personally, I blew the winds into the rubbish bin many years ago, and haven't missed any winds ever since. So I don't really remember which setting it was. But it definitely does say so in the nvidia readme's. (I think it was in the bottom quarter of the longest readme, perhaps in appendix K, or rather appendix G...??? )
Cheers,
Helmut_K

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Old 05-19-2006, 05:52 AM   #5
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JamboUK, download the current nvidia linux drivers from the nvidia website, unpack the package, and amongst other stuff you will see various readme's. Take your time to read them all (!) and you will see.
In particular, you will see what the entries are for in the fstab and the xorg.conf. I know those readme's are very long, but you will find exactly what you are looking for. (In Linux and BSD, the readme's are actually meant to be read!)

I had the same problem years ago. If the monitor was OK in WindBlows, it was shifted horizontally with Linux. If it was OK in Linux, it was shifted with Windsblow, and so on. The only solution was to set it correct in Win-Doze, and then to modify the setting in Linux. Personally, I blew the winds into the rubbish bin many years ago, and haven't missed any winds ever since. So I don't really remember which setting it was. But it definitely does say so in the nvidia readme's. (I think it was in the bottom quarter of the longest readme, perhaps in appendix K, or rather appendix G...??? )
Cheers,
Helmut_K

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