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Old 08-12-2002, 11:13 AM   #1
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ajusting the screen

Is there an utility in KDE to move the screen around? See the problem is when I boot into windows my screen is in the center but when I put into linux it is off to the right. If I adjust it with the buttons on the monitor then when I boot into windows later I have to readjust it. I use read hat linux.
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check xvidtune.
Old 08-14-2002, 11:44 PM   #3
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xvidtune works but I have to run it every time I boot into linux. How can I get it to work so I don't have to run it every time I boot into linux?
Old 08-15-2002, 12:16 PM   #4
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While in an X session you can temporarilly change resoloutions and size by the keyboard combination:

CONTROL + ALT + <keypad>+[or]-

In your /etc/X11/XF86Config file you can add and tweak these options:

Section "Monitor"
HorizSync 30-50
VertRefresh 50-90
DisplaySize 255 190

[NOTE - refresh rates can by found in your monitor manual or possibly at the SourceForge page for this or you manufacturer's
site. That "DisplaySize" option is great if you can find that answer for you monitor.]

Section "Screen"
DefaultDepth 16

[NOTE - adding this option will force X to open with your preferred depth and mode (modes are read in decending order).]

SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" "640x400"
Visual "TrueColor"
Virtual 800 600

[NOTE - under the SubSection "Display" above you can add the options "ViewPort 0 0" [this would start the upper left of your
screen at 0 0 [x y] - if you *omit" this "ViewPort" option from your configuration, it will default to _centering_ your
display on the screen] and "Virtual 800 600" (the numbers are your choice of mode to start in, limiting the
virtual/scrollable area to your screen size or not)].

I hope this makes sense. I had written this all earlier, but my login here timed out during answering and I lost it all and
dont' have quite the same patience to repeat it. :)
Old 08-15-2002, 09:05 PM   #5
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Do I have to type in a special cammand after I edit the XF86Config because nothing happened after I did it and I ever rebooted it.


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