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Old 02-09-2005, 02:52 PM   #1
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Monitor Display Linux and XP

Hope someone can help...

I've worked with Mandrake in the past and had the same problem. I'm now trying out Xandros. Obviously, I am no Linux super user !!!

When I use the same monitor (dual boot or KVM) I always seem to have a position (diplay on monitor) difference between XP and a Linux dist. This time, there is a shift in the horizontal position ( approx 1 inch off my 19" CRT Viewsonic). The easy way, is the use the adjustement buttons on the monitor. But I will have to do this every time I switch for Linux to XP, which can be quite annoying. Isn't there a way within KDE to set the diplay (horizontal and vertical) as you would with the buttons on the monitor?

Both video cards are using the same resolution (1024 x 768).

Old 02-09-2005, 02:56 PM   #2
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Check your refresh rate. That's the most likely cause of a shift. If both XP and Linux are using the same HSync and Refresh rates, the card should be producing the same output.
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Refresh rate

The resfresh rate does move te display (side to side) but I still can get a descent display from one computer to another. Right now the monitor is set to 75 Hz and I have a gap of 1 cm on the side of the display.

Any other suggestions ?

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go with 60hz.

Had the same problem with mine. Came down to refresh rates.

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