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 Monitor/screen configuration with dual boot
I've just installed Linux (RH 7.1) for the first time, dual booting with
Windows 98.

Generally everything seems to be fine but I have one problem - when the
Linux GUI starts, the 'effective' screen has a large margin (one inch or
more) to the lefthand and bottom edges, ie it is quite a bit smaller
than it could be.

I could solve this quite easily by centering and then enlarging the
screen using the monitor's hardware buttons - but presumably if I did
this it would then be 'out' for Windows?

I am using the same screen resolution (1024 x 768) for both.  It is a
Gateway PC, STB Velocity 128 video card with VX700 17" monitor.

I would be grateful for any advice.  If this is not the appropriate
newsgroup, could someone point me at a better one?  TIA
--
Rick Bowlby

pub...@libarch.freeuk.com



 Thu, 15 Jan 2004 22:03:37 GMT   
 Monitor/screen configuration with dual boot

You can use xvidtune to get your display sized and positioned correctly.  
Then use the values shown to create a ModeLine for /etc/X11/XF86Config-4.



 Thu, 15 Jan 2004 23:09:29 GMT   
 Monitor/screen configuration with dual boot

Thanks for that.  Running xvidtune comes up with a very scary warning
message!  Is this program documented anywhere so I can find out a bit more
what I'm doing?!



 Fri, 16 Jan 2004 06:01:46 GMT   
 
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