looking for suggestions

alan alan at clueserver.org
Tue Nov 13 23:25:37 UTC 2007

On Tue, 13 Nov 2007, Konstantin Svist wrote:

> 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?
> </sarcasm>

Look for the button with the "1" inside a "0".  Push that one.

Truth is stranger than fiction because fiction has to make sense.

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