Vertical position problem - desktop extends off the top of the monitor

Posted on 2006-06-04
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The vertical position is off on my display.  The desktop is shifted up, leaving a blue line at the bottom of the screen.  I tried adjusting the vertical position using the settings on the monitor itself and was able to get the desktop back into a useable position, but I can't adjust it to the point where it is centered exactly.  

Is there a setting in xorg.conf or somewhere else to adjust display positioning?  I'm using Mepis 6.0 b4.


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Can you repeat problem with Knoppix Live CD, Mandriva One, or Ubuntu Live! 6.0.6 ???
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How odd. As Andrew says, can you repeat this with another live CD distro?
Usually one can experience horizontal shifts, that are usually pretty easy to adjust, but vertical...
When you fiddled with the monitor, did you check what mode/refresh rates it had (most monitors can tell you this), and did you try ... "slim" it down, as well as "pull" it down (scientific, aren't we:-).

-- Glenn

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Thanks, gheist and Gns - I'll try running Kubuntu 6.06 from a CD and see what happens.  I tried Ubuntu before installing Mepis and the display was fine.  Maybe it's kde related, so trying Kubuntu might reveal something...  I'll let you know the results after trying this out.

I'll check the mode/refresh rates and try the "slim down" settings as well...

Thanks again!
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It is not KDE related. This is related to rarely used Mepis distribution, shipped with 26 February 2003 (old) Xfree86 distribution, not intended to work with videocards newer than that.
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It is not KDE related. This is related to rarely used Mepis distribution, shipped with 26 February 2003 (old) Xfree86 distribution, not intended to work with videocards newer than that.
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there is an old good utility called 'xvidtune' that cab help you. Press 'Up' or 'Down', then 'Test' then 'Apply'

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