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Old 01-15-2004, 04:23 PM   #1
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screen adjustment

this time my question is not so important but it still disturbes me. I'm running dual-boot (w98,rh9) on two Pc's. When I center the picture on the screen (to avoid black edges) it is ok in one OS but not in the other (I get 2 cm black edge on the left). On my second Pc if the picture is centered in win98 then it is too small in rh9 (black frame around the picture). Is it possible to adjust the picture for both OS?
Old 01-15-2004, 04:40 PM   #2
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Assuming windows set up your monitor fine (this is what usually happens), try different resolution settings (the lowest the resolution choosen the larger the visible screen area) or try different refresh rates either for vertical and/or horizontal.
Check RH have choosen (assuming you used an autoconf tool) a proper video chipset driver. Eventually you could also try the general VESA chipset driver in order to have a "wide range" set up that could better match you hardware conf.
Old 01-15-2004, 04:48 PM   #3
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In one case the visible screen area is just moved to the right so I get 2 cm blak edge on the left. I think this has nothing to do with resolution or refresh rates, cause I already tried this.
Old 07-23-2004, 12:02 AM   #4
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Sorry this is a little late, but I'll post it in case anyone searches for an answer. I'm still new to Linux but I haven't found a good answer to this question till now. The only way I know to fix this problem is to
1) Boot up Linux and adjust the screen using the monitor settings to your liking.
2) Restart and boot to Windows.
3) Right click the desktop and open up the display properties
4) Goto settings and click advanced
This is where I'm not sure if it'll work for everyone. I have a crappy OEM NVidia Vanta graphics card and I'm not sure if this is specific to my card, but it's worth a try.
5) Goto output device
6) Select "Device Settings..."
7) This should open up a screen with a mini monitor that you can drag and center the screen with.
Hope this helps


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