Latest LQ Deal: Latest LQ Deals
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 02-24-2005, 02:57 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Feb 2005
Distribution: Fedora Core 3
Posts: 13

Rep: Reputation: 0
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.

Old 02-24-2005, 04:33 PM   #2
Registered: Feb 2002
Location: Grenoble
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 9,696

Rep: Reputation: 232Reputation: 232Reputation: 232
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
Old 02-25-2005, 04:17 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Feb 2005
Distribution: Fedora Core 3
Posts: 13

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
modeline, xvidtune, positioning screen arubin Slackware 8 07-14-2004 03:47 AM
Help with xvidtune BajaNick Linux - Software 7 01-18-2004 12:27 AM
xvidtune trapper Linux - General 1 10-27-2001 11:09 PM
xvidtune trapper Linux - General 1 10-21-2001 12:26 AM
sliding the screen over (xvidtune) philfighter Linux - Software 2 08-21-2001 04:36 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:02 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration