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Old 05-21-2004, 03:50 PM   #1
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xvidtune: how do I save the alterations?

Everytime I start x, I have to use xvidtune to adjust my monitor settings to align the monitor correctly.

Is there any way to "save" these settings so I don't have to do it manually every time?

Old 05-22-2004, 01:15 AM   #2
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Fire up your favorite browser and point it to
Search for "Monitor Section" without the quotes. What you are interested in is ModeLines,
a couple of screens further down. My ModeLines (for a Matrox g450) are
ModeLine "1024x768" 86.69 1024 1028 1204 1360 768 768 778 802
ModeLine "800x600" 46.80 800 852 964 1040 600 600 606 626
ModeLine "640x480" 33.95 640 696 760 864 480 480 485 489
I got the values from xvidtune. Anyway, XF86Config.5.html is the manual for XF86Config.
Once you have an idea what ModeLine does, copy your existing XF86Config file
cp /etc/X11/XF86Config /etc/X11/XF86Config.orig
Always back up before changing configurations, cause what you have at least works
to a fashion. Fire up your favorite editor (NOT OOo.1.1). I like vi, others like emacs, some
prefer joe, or pico, even ex. Scroll down to the "Monitor" section and add the Modelines
using the values you wrote down from xvidtune. Save, exit and startx.

At least, that is how I did it. Someone else may know of a faster way.

Proud owner of a copy of Linux v0.01 1991-09-17 source. A whopping 71K. Running
Slack since v2.3. It can't be that hard. Slackware 9.1, Xfce4 on a PIII 933.
Old 05-24-2004, 08:15 AM   #3
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Thanks for that - worked a charm!


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