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Old 11-06-2007, 03:25 PM   #1
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Gnome screen wrapping

Hi, folks,

I'm using Fedora Core 7 i386 and Gnome 2.18.3 as a visual environment. I've got a problem with screen wrap: about 1/8" of the left-hand edge of the display shows up on the right side of the screen, as though it's wrapped around.

I know this is not the monitor's fault, as then entire screen image, including the wrapped portion, moves when I adjust the image location through the monitor.

It's likely not the card's fault either, as I don't see any indication of the wrap while the machine is booting up, on the bios display or the Fedora bootup screen (I'll double-check this, though).

That leaves the visual environment. It looks to me as though there's a few hundred bits chopped off the beginning of the raster scan when it paints the screen image, resulting in the entire image being out of phase by that many pixels; this would result in an image like what I'm seeing.

Another artifact of the problem is that the mouse pointer is a few pixels off where the system thinks it is, so I have to click to the right of a radio box to get that box checked, whereas if I click on the box, I miss it.

Does anybody have the slightest idea whether this condition is adjustable, configurable, or fixable?



Phil W.
Old 03-21-2010, 10:31 AM   #2
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Same issue

I'm getting the same issue. Did you ever resolve this? Any path forward would be greatly appreciated.
Old 03-22-2010, 10:33 AM   #3
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I'm getting the same issue. Did you ever resolve this?
That was a long time ago, but yes, I did resolve it. If I recall correctly, I simply had the wrong video driver, and resolved this by using a generic driver after including livna in my yum repository list.

Your path forward thus requires researching alternative video drivers for your installation.

PS. I had no similar issues after I upgraded from Core 7 to Core 8. I'm at Core 12 now, and have never had a similar installation problem, even though I installed Core 8, Core 9, and Core 12 from scratch (not using the upgrade path, but installing as if new.) Apparently whatever was wrong in the Core 7 installation was fixed thereafter.


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