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Date:      Tue, 03 Feb 2009 22:13:29 +0000
From:      Chris Whitehouse <cwhiteh@onetel.com>
To:        =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Fernando_Apestegu=EDa?= <fernando.apesteguia@gmail.com>
Cc:        FreeBSD <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Screen problem on booting
Message-ID:  <4988C189.3040003@onetel.com>
In-Reply-To: <1bd550a00902022334u1dc2182cg932ca7fc926a2f00@mail.gmail.com>
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Fernando Apesteguía wrote:
> On 2/2/09, Chris Whitehouse <cwhiteh@onetel.com> wrote:
>> Fernando Apesteguía 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 fine
>>> 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 while
>> 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 
driver is loaded on boot and that it goes away once the ATI driver is 
loaded but maybe not. I just tested mine by using the screen controls to 
set the screen over to one side while booting. Once X starts and the 
nvidia driver loads the screen position is fine, however going to a 
console (ctrl-alt-Fn) the screen is still displaced unlike yours. Sorry 
if that suggestion doesn't fix it.

Chris




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