Re: Shift screen horizontally with xorg.conf?
Yep, it should be possible. I don't have the time to research it but I've done it long ago (with Ubuntu 6.06 or 8.04) where adjusting the monitor itself was not an option as Windows used slightly different setting compared to X.
Step 1 would be to generate an xorg file; a search for 'generate xorg' on the web should get you started; one hit that I found is http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/create...conf-file.html but I did not test it.
Step 2 would be to create a modeline using e.g cvt
The following needs to be researched as I can't remember.
wim@aa0:~$ cvt 1280 720 60
# 1280x720 59.86 Hz (CVT 0.92M9) hsync: 44.77 kHz; pclk: 74.50 MHz
Modeline "1280x720_60.00" 74.50 1280 1344 1472 1664 720 723 728 748 -hsync +vsync
Add the modeline tothe appropriate section of the xorg.conf
Add a reference in another section in xorg.conf to use that modeline
Restart X (or the system)
Play with the underlined numbers (do your research; e.g. http://arachnoid.com/modelines/index.html) and go back to c); repeat till your happy
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