looking for suggestions

Konstantin Svist fry.kun at gmail.com
Tue Nov 13 23:19:53 UTC 2007

alan wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Nov 2007, Craig White wrote:
>> Have Dell Optiplex 320 and 19" Dell FP analog display. Motherboard video
>> has ATI Embedded.
>> Display was OK on Fedora 7 (I tweaked it around a bit)
>> Upgraded to Fedora 8 - display looked weak, too bright, gamma way off,
>> fonts thin, ugly.
>> Switched to runlevel 3 and ran 'system-config-display --reconfig' and
>> set it up anew. Did a start X, logged in as root, still pretty bad.
>> Created a new local user, logged in as that user, still looked bad. Took
>> a screengrab (Ksnapshot) brought it over to my usual desktop, the
>> screengrab looks perfect on my screen.
>> Is it possible that the video display is affected by the kernel
>> parameters that I am passing at boot [pci=noacpi timesource=acpi_pm] ?
>> Suggestions anyone?
> Most monitors have a menu button that allows you to adjust settings 
> and the like.  It may be that Fedora has set to something that is just 
> not optimal for.
> Check your monitor model number through Google and see what the true 
> resolution for the monitor is and set the resolution to that value.  
> You could be set to some setting that does not adjust well to the 
> actual resolution of the monitor.  (For example, my laptop is 
> 1920x1200.  If I set it below that it looks weird.)
> You also might find the display panel and set it for "Generic LCD 
> monitor" with the proper resolution for your display.  It is possible 
> that X is giving it bogus information thinking it is a tube type monitor.

Where do I press that menu button on my laptop?

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