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Date:      Wed, 4 Feb 2009 08:23:10 +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
Message-ID:  <1bd550a00902032323q5aca3920v7f4547e79102f4e6@mail.gmail.com>
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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 O=
K
> > > > _and_ if I go back to a console with Alt-Ctrl-Fn the console is fin=
e
> > > > 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 s=
ame
> > > 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 dri=
ver
> 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 scr=
een
> 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.

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.

>
> Chris
>
>



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