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    Anyone know why my boot screen looks like this?

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    Runs off left side of screen with a 2inch black vertical bar left on the right side. Can't read all the options so good thing I know where they are. I did the original install of 13.04 on another monitor then switched to this one. Looked fine on the first one. Not sure if that's the problem but thought it worth mentioning for troubleshooting. I would like to correct it because its driving me nuts with my OCD about perfection lol. Thanks in advance for any help or input.
    Last edited by ddubbz1979; October 2nd, 2013 at 11:40 PM.

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    Re: Anyone know why my boot screen looks like this?

    Have you tried adjusting your monitor settings?

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    Re: Anyone know why my boot screen looks like this?

    Wasn't sure about that cause everything displays ok once loaded.

    Edited to note the Dell 19" I have is set to 1440 x 900 16:10
    Last edited by ddubbz1979; October 3rd, 2013 at 01:07 AM.

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    Re: Anyone know why my boot screen looks like this?

    i know you can set the resolution in /etc/default/grub
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    Re: Anyone know why my boot screen looks like this?

    Are you using the old-style monitor connector, or DVI, or hdmi? I'm guessing that you're using the old style analog monitor.

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    Re: Anyone know why my boot screen looks like this?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1clue View Post
    Are you using the old-style monitor connector, or DVI, or hdmi? I'm guessing that you're using the old style analog monitor.
    yes its the analog style. Came with the monitor.

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    Re: Anyone know why my boot screen looks like this?

    sudo gedit /etc/default/grub?

    Edited to add when I did this it gave me
    GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480
    Last edited by ddubbz1979; October 4th, 2013 at 03:57 AM.

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    Re: Anyone know why my boot screen looks like this?

    Looks like more of a position problem than a resolution problem but I suppose reso could be the culprit. Anyone recommend what resolution to change it to in grub? I tried the position settings in the monitor menu from the front panel and its so off I couldn't even get close.

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    Re: Anyone know why my boot screen looks like this?

    If you have a DVI port or an HDMI port on both the computer and the monitor, you might get everything solved by just switching to a digital-only cable. Digital screens just don't get this sort of thing. They also have much clearer pictures than analog.

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    Re: Anyone know why my boot screen looks like this?

    When I get a picture like this on my screen the first thing I do is press the "Auto Adjust" of the monitor.
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