Re: Kernel recompile affects X display left-shift?
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I've noticed the same thing. It only happens when I use X in bpp 16 mode.
If I use the standard bpp 8 mode the screen does not shift. I know there
are commands to use in the config files to adjust this, but not off hand.
I just leave it adjusted for X and forget it.
Is it possible that the other kernel you're talking about boots a
different XF86Config file in standard mode while your normal kernel uses
your config files?
On 07-Apr-97 Nathan O. Siemers wrote:
>"A. M. Varon" <email@example.com> writes:
>> On Sun, 6 Apr 1997, Nathan O. Siemers wrote:
>> > Is there anything in a kernel recompile that would affect how XFree
>> > performs? I have an AST ascentia laptop, 800x600 screen. The default
>> > debian kernel gives an X display that is shifted about 30 pixels to
>> > the right. Some of my early recompiles (boot floppies) spontaneously
>> > fixed this problem. Now I cannot reproduce the recompile conditions
>> Not that i can think of. This could be the reasons why it happens:
>> 1. You move the left or right knob of the display screen. (It happens!)
>Don't think so. :)
>> 2. You run xf86config command, and you changed the settings.
>The thing is, I can pop in a different kernel boot disk and it changes
>the horizontal shift of the screen, without me touching any X
>settings. xvidtune (and a change to XF86Config) *has* allowed me to
>shift the offending screen of the offending kernels, but I am still
>perplexed as to how this can happen. Perhaps it is a bug I should
>> If it's no.2, then run xvidtune in an xterm window. That will correct
>> shifting of the screen temporarily. If you want it more permanent, then
>> contact me for more details.
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>Nathan Siemers - Department of Bioinformatics
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Have a good one.
Rick Jones E-Mail: Rick <email@example.com>
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