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    Default Moved HD to new box, but display is not quite right

    Hello,

    PC1: Windows 7 and Linux distros in 2 separate HDs. Leap 15 uses nvidia driver. Video card is GT520.

    PC2: Windows 7 with GT730 video card.

    I just installed the Linux disk that I removed from PC1 and put it in PC2. After booting, Leap 15 with KDE 64-bit shows very tiny user id and password boxes. After logging in, the screen shows only the top 50% of the task bar at the bottom of the screen. In other words, I only saw the top 50% of the icons on the task bar. Display is HDMI 1360 x 768.

    By the way, Debian 9.5 KDE 64-bit in the same Linux disk shows no problems when moving over. It uses nouveau as default graphic driver.

    Could you please show me how to fix this problem?

    Thanks a lot for your help.

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    Default Re: Moved HD to new box, but display is not quite right

    Did you run mkinitrd to discover the new hardware??

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    Default Re: Moved HD to new box, but display is not quite right

    Remove ( whilst not logged in ) ~/.local/share/kscreen/ That should reset the video/monitor settings and have them rediscovered.
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    No, I did not run mkinitrd.

    My original resolution was 1024x768x16. Further "mucking" has resulted in the texts or screen labels being very tiny. They are unreadable.

    Hi Knurpht, I don't understand your suggestion. If I don't log in, how can I remove or delete the file you suggested?

    Last edited by taytong888; 13-Sep-2018 at 13:01. Reason: To add info.

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    Default Re: Moved HD to new box, but display is not quite right

    need to run mkinitrd if I was not clear (as root)

    As to Knurpht's suggestion log in as some one else. Or boot to a termianl and log in as root and remove said file. At boot screen press e then find line starting linux or linux-efi go to the true end of that line (it wraps) add a space and a 3 continuse boot (F10) log in as root and remove the file

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    rm /home/yourusernamehere/.local/share/kscreen/

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    Default Re: Moved HD to new box, but display is not quite right

    Quote Originally Posted by taytong888 View Post
    If I don't log in, how can I remove or delete the file you suggested?
    At the greeter screen, do Ctrl-Alt-F3, login, remove said file using cmdline tools rm (remove) or mc (text mode file manager).
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    Default Re: Moved HD to new box, but display is not quite right

    Hello all,

    Ran mkinitrd but terminal screen display was too small to read;

    Tried adding 3 to Grub's kernel boot line, etc. Screen says cannot remove ...kscreen 'cause it's a directory.

    Ended up re-installing Leap and editing "/etc/default/grub" to show "GRUB_GFXMODE="1024X768X16"

    All is well and up-to-date.

    Thanks everyone!


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    Hello,

    The other day I installed Linux Mint 19 on Computer B, and ran into the same problem. It appears that the problem is due to overscanning by the TV part of my second-hand TV-LCD monitor which is stuck in HDMI mode. I cannot switch to VGA mode. I also tried NVIDIA xserver-xorg configuration's underscan feature but no resolutions could solve the problem.

    For now, I am satisfied with both Leap and Debian Stretch on this computer.

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    Default Re: Moved HD to new box, but display is not quite right

    Quote Originally Posted by taytong888 View Post
    Hello all,

    Ran mkinitrd but terminal screen display was too small to read;

    Tried adding 3 to Grub's kernel boot line, etc. Screen says cannot remove ...kscreen 'cause it's a directory.

    Ended up re-installing Leap and editing "/etc/default/grub" to show "GRUB_GFXMODE="1024X768X16"

    All is well and up-to-date.

    Thanks everyone!

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