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Date:      Fri, 6 Feb 2009 18:08:22 +0100
From:      =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Fernando_Apestegu=EDa?= <fernando.apesteguia@gmail.com>
To:        Chris Whitehouse <cwhiteh@onetel.com>
Cc:        FreeBSD <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Screen problem on booting
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On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 8:23 AM, Fernando Apestegu=EDa
<fernando.apesteguia@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2/3/09, Chris Whitehouse <cwhiteh@onetel.com> wrote:
>> Fernando Apestegu=EDa wrote:
>> > On 2/2/09, Chris Whitehouse <cwhiteh@onetel.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > > Fernando Apestegu=EDa wrote:
>> > >
>> > > > Hi all,
>> > > >
>> > > > I'm using FreeBSD 7.1-RELEASE-p2
>> > > >
>> > > > Since a few days I've noticed something weird. On booting, all the
>> > > > text I see is shifted to the left, so I lose the first ten letters=
 or
>> > > > so in every line of text.
>> > > >
>> > > > After login, once I type "startx" the X Window system seems to be =
OK
>> > > > _and_ if I go back to a console with Alt-Ctrl-Fn the console is fi=
ne
>> > > > again.
>> > > >
>> > > > My graphic card is an ATI Radeon HD2400.
>> > > >
>> > > > Anybody noticed it?
>> > > >
>> > > > Thanks in advance.
>> > > >
>> > > > PS: In console mode, reset command doesn't fix the problem.
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>> > > >
>> > > Adjust the horizontal position with the controls on the monitor whil=
e
>> > > booting? My LCD flat panel has an auto adjust button which does the =
same
>> > > thing.
>> > >
>> >
>> > Yep, but the point is that it worked fine some time ago (probably with
>> > -p1, though I'm not sure). And as I said after using X, if I go back
>> > again to console mode, monitor settings are correct. Doesn't this
>> > means there is some kind of problem with video at start up?
>> > None of my other operating systems in that machine suffer this problem=
.
>> >
>> > Thanks
>> >
>> .
>> I thought maybe it was a problem that occurred with whatever graphics dr=
iver
>> is loaded on boot and that it goes away once the ATI driver is loaded bu=
t
>> maybe not. I just tested mine by using the screen controls to set the sc=
reen
>> over to one side while booting. Once X starts and the nvidia driver load=
s
>> the screen position is fine, however going to a console (ctrl-alt-Fn) th=
e
>> screen is still displaced unlike yours. Sorry if that suggestion doesn't=
 fix
>> it.
>
> Yes, I think that first video driver can be the problem... I will test
> a bit more and then I will probably file a PR.
>
> Thanks again.

Just for the record, I filed  PR.

http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=3D131448

>
>>
>> Chris
>>
>>
>



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