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Old 11-25-2003, 01:53 PM   #1
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screen is shifted to the right in mandrake

I have just installed mandrake 9.1 and when it was all said and done i noticed that the screen on my desktop is shifted to the right, but this only occurs in lunix not windows xp. I could use the shift setting on my monitor but that would then shift the window xp desktop. If anyone new how to fix this and could walk me through it i would greatly appreciate it.

Old 11-25-2003, 02:03 PM   #2
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I think that you have different resolution settings under linux and Windows. This can cause the monitor to behave in that way. Could that be the case? If your monitor has on-screen menus you could probably see the current resolution and refresh rate settings there.

Try using the same resolution and refresh rate under both linux and Windows. I'm not very familiar with Mandrake but I believe that there is some easy to use program that can change screen settings under X. Anybody knows where to look for that?


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Old 11-25-2003, 03:57 PM   #3
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2 solutions

1- have you tried using the monitor controls? You may well find it doesn't affect Windows - honestly, try it.

2 - If that doesn't work, open a console, and type su, then enter, then the root password then enter, then xvidtune. You can use this program to re-centre your display.
Old 11-25-2003, 04:01 PM   #4
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If you havent found it yet, open up "Mandrake Control Center" then choose "Hardware" from the list on the left, on the next panel that opens choose "XFdrake" it will let you monkey with settings and "test" them before you apply.
If you dont get it that way, post back and some of the pro's around here will help you out.

Continued gratitude to all those who help us newbies

I see they have already started. : )

Last edited by toastermaker; 11-25-2003 at 04:02 PM.


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