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virtualme 02-24-2005 01:57 PM

Screen Reverting After xvidtune
I am running Fedora C3 (gnome) with a KVM switch. I cannot adjust the screen position via the controls on the monitor because it will change the other pc's on the KVM also.

I did some research and found xvidtune. I found this to be a really great utility, until I rebooted. The screen keeps reverting to the original position. So... Every time I reboot, I have to open xvidtune and re-adjust.

The procedure that I am doing:
open xvidtune--> adjust screen--> click "apply"--> click "quit".

Any ideas/solutions would be greatly appreciated. This is the only screen utility that I have found which adjusts is small units; the others move the screen, at like, 1 inch icrements which sucks.


Mara 02-24-2005 03:33 PM

Run xvidtune from a terminal and click 'show'. A series of numbers will be printed like (example from my machine):
"1280x1024" 167.25 1280 1344 1504 1728 1024 1025 1028 1072

It's a modeline. To have it after a reboot you need to add it to /etc/X11/XF86Config (or the configuration file of, depending to what you have). Place for the addition is in the "Monitor" section. In a line before EndSection type Modeline and paste the line you got from xvidtune. The section after modifications may look this way:

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "monitor1"
    HorizSync 30-96
    VertRefresh 50-160
    Modeline "1280x1024" 167.25 1280 1344 1504 1728 1024 1025 1028 1072

virtualme 02-25-2005 03:17 PM



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