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Old 08-14-2007, 10:16 PM   #1
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All the text is two columns off after first boot of LFS 6.2

Well, I got LFS 6.2 to boot after months of on-and-off work on it. For the most part, it all seems to be working just fine.

LFS is obviously CLI only at this point. All the text from the CLI starts two columns too far to the right, and two columns of text are thus cut off from view on the right side of the screen.

The screen is supposed to be 80 columns wide, but only 78 columns are visible because of this.

To visualize:

__This text would *normally* be all visible *without* cutoff an 80 column displa

The two underscores on my screen are blank space. The "y." is being cut off from my view.

So, any ideas as to what is the cause (and solution)?
Old 08-16-2007, 02:30 PM   #2
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Since this has come around a couple times, I'll go ahead and pitch in: I don't know what's causing it, but have you fiddled with your hardware controls? I'd figure all 80 columns are there and it's just a matter of displaying them. If that in turn borks your X display when you get it up, just run xvidtune to generate a handy modeline for you to compensate.
Old 09-02-2007, 02:17 AM   #3
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You probably just need to adjust the screen position with the buttons on your monitor ie move the display to the left until you can see everything. This probably will bork up the display on any other OS's you're using, so you'll have to adjust the screen back when you're done.
I don't know about yours, but my monitor has an "autoconfig" button on it. It automatically adjusts the display so that it is all visible on the screen, so i just press this every time i boot a diff OS
Old 09-09-2007, 11:56 PM   #4
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Sorry about the late reply, I have been busy of late.

You guys were right though, just needed to tweak the screen position via the monitor. Thanks for the help. =)


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