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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2004 2:51 pm    Post subject: iMac display off center Reply with quote

I am new to Gentoo on the PPC (as I am also new to the PPC) but I am a seasoned Gentoo user. I have everything running well, but the screen is off center. The left side of the screen is off just enough to bug the hell out of me, since its cutting off some text and the mouse disappears on that side. Now normally you would just press a few buttons on your monitor to correct this. Unfortunately, the iMac has no such buttons, and this configuration is usually done in the software.

So my question is, how do I adjust this display since I have no buttons? This is a version 2 iMac G3, CRT.

Keep in mind this is not just X, its off center in console as well.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2004 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The following solves exactly the same problem for my wife's machine (iMac Firewire):
Code:
/usr/sbin/fbset -a -t 12738 187 13 24 1 96 3

You may need to tweak the command line but fbset is your friend in any case.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2004 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the mode set up the way I want it now, but how do I make this change permanent?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2004 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just put in /etc/conf.d/local/start something along the following line:
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echo "*** FBSet fixup"
/usr/bin/fbset -a -t 12738 187 13 24 1 96 3  1>&2

This fixes things only after startup, but then there is always dmesg if you want to review startup messages.
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