video position question



Paul Fedorenko
07-10-2005, 12:38 AM
First off, sorry about the cross-post, especially to both a Linux group and
WinXP group... But I think my question pertains to both, so I figured I'd
risk it.

It's probably a relatively simple matter that I'm having trouble with. I'm
Dual-booting between Windows XP and Fedora Core 3. Let's say, while
running Windows, I adjust my monitor's controls so that the image is sized
and centred so that it fits nicely on the screen. When I log out and boot
into Linux, everything's offset about 5 or so milimetres to the right, so
that the right edge of the desktop is off the screen. I can readjust it
just fine with the monitor's controls, but when I boot into Windows, it's
all offset 5 milimetres to the left.

Radeon 9000 Pro video card and a Dell 770s monitor. I'm running 1152x834,
32-bit colour under both operating systems.

So... I'm wondering... Is there a software control in either operating
system (part of the video drivers or accompanying software) that might be
able to help in this case? Just adjust the position in one OS or the
other, save it as the default and have the other one work properly by
proxy?

Malke
07-10-2005, 12:38 AM
Paul Fedorenko wrote:

> First off, sorry about the cross-post, especially to both a Linux
> group and
> WinXP group... But I think my question pertains to both, so I figured
> I'd risk it.
>
> It's probably a relatively simple matter that I'm having trouble with.
> I'm
> Dual-booting between Windows XP and Fedora Core 3. Let's say, while
> running Windows, I adjust my monitor's controls so that the image is
> sized
> and centred so that it fits nicely on the screen. When I log out and
> boot into Linux, everything's offset about 5 or so milimetres to the
> right, so
> that the right edge of the desktop is off the screen. I can readjust
> it just fine with the monitor's controls, but when I boot into
> Windows, it's all offset 5 milimetres to the left.
>
> Radeon 9000 Pro video card and a Dell 770s monitor. I'm running
> 1152x834, 32-bit colour under both operating systems.
>
> So... I'm wondering... Is there a software control in either
> operating system (part of the video drivers or accompanying software)
> that might be
> able to help in this case? Just adjust the position in one OS or the
> other, save it as the default and have the other one work properly by
> proxy?

That's OK - I used to have that problem back in the day when I
dual-booted an earlier SuSE with Windows on my desktop. I haven't
noticed any problem like that when dual-booting on a laptop.

So, get things the way you want them in Windows and then boot to Linux.
Then su, init 3, and start SaX2. Fix the desktop geometry the way you
want, test and save.

HTH,

Malke
--
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www.elephantboycomputers.com
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MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

Richard Urban
07-10-2005, 12:39 AM
My NVIDIA video drivers has an option to adjust the desktop position showing
on the monitor . Since this is within the operating system the adjustments
are not carried over when dual booting. Check "your" video drivers!

--
Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"Paul Fedorenko" <pfedorenko@look.ca> wrote in message
news:H2Qje.13940$dS3.1502022@news20.bellglobal.com...
> First off, sorry about the cross-post, especially to both a Linux group
> and
> WinXP group... But I think my question pertains to both, so I figured I'd
> risk it.
>
> It's probably a relatively simple matter that I'm having trouble with.
> I'm
> Dual-booting between Windows XP and Fedora Core 3. Let's say, while
> running Windows, I adjust my monitor's controls so that the image is sized
> and centred so that it fits nicely on the screen. When I log out and boot
> into Linux, everything's offset about 5 or so milimetres to the right, so
> that the right edge of the desktop is off the screen. I can readjust it
> just fine with the monitor's controls, but when I boot into Windows, it's
> all offset 5 milimetres to the left.
>
> Radeon 9000 Pro video card and a Dell 770s monitor. I'm running 1152x834,
> 32-bit colour under both operating systems.
>
> So... I'm wondering... Is there a software control in either operating
> system (part of the video drivers or accompanying software) that might be
> able to help in this case? Just adjust the position in one OS or the
> other, save it as the default and have the other one work properly by
> proxy?

Bob I
07-10-2005, 12:41 AM
You could change the refresh rate in one of the operating systems. And
then they would each adjust separately.

Paul Fedorenko wrote:

> First off, sorry about the cross-post, especially to both a Linux group and
> WinXP group... But I think my question pertains to both, so I figured I'd
> risk it.
>
> It's probably a relatively simple matter that I'm having trouble with. I'm
> Dual-booting between Windows XP and Fedora Core 3. Let's say, while
> running Windows, I adjust my monitor's controls so that the image is sized
> and centred so that it fits nicely on the screen. When I log out and boot
> into Linux, everything's offset about 5 or so milimetres to the right, so
> that the right edge of the desktop is off the screen. I can readjust it
> just fine with the monitor's controls, but when I boot into Windows, it's
> all offset 5 milimetres to the left.
>
> Radeon 9000 Pro video card and a Dell 770s monitor. I'm running 1152x834,
> 32-bit colour under both operating systems.
>
> So... I'm wondering... Is there a software control in either operating
> system (part of the video drivers or accompanying software) that might be
> able to help in this case? Just adjust the position in one OS or the
> other, save it as the default and have the other one work properly by
> proxy?


video position question