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    My Screen is too far to the right.

    I have screen position issues. I have been up and down with thread posts talking about xvidtune and then editing the x86config file. I understand in theory. But I can't get a clear understanding of, after adjusting with xvidtune, what values and where do I edit the x86config file. All the the threads just act like you input the numbers after using the show command.

    I want to go from:
    "1600x1200" 229.50 1600 1664 1856 2160 1200 1201 1204 1250 +hsync +vsync

    "1600x1200" 229.50 1600 1680 1872 2160 1200 1201 1204 1250 +hsync +vsync

    But I don't know where those numbers go in the file when I edit it. I basically want my screen a few ticks to the left and can't figure out how to save it there.

    when I look at the X86Config file, I see to ModeLines for 768x576. Right now, I am running at 1600x1200. So I find that confusing. Should I just delete the one of the ModeLines and replace it with my new settings:
    "1600x1200" 229.50 1600 1680 1872 2160 1200 1201 1204 1250 +hsync +vsync

    Sorry. I'm just not getting what values to put where. This must be how my grandma feels when she calls tech support.

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    SuperMod (Back again) devils casper's Avatar
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    which distro do you have?
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    Linux Guru bigtomrodney's Avatar
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    Nov 2004
    It's not that bad, but it is a completely alien concept until you have see it done. You simply add it to the "Monitor" section of your /etc/X11/xorg.conf like so
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier   "Monitor"
    	VendorName   "Some Vendor"
    	ModelName    "Nice Monitor Name"
    	HorizSync    15.625
    	VertRefresh  50.0
            Modeline "1600x1200" 229.50 1600 1680 1872 2160 1200 1201 1204 1250 +hsync +vsync
    The monitor section is just for reference, use the one provided in your own xorg.xonf. Obviously this will need to be done using root.

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