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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away I had fixed boot screen using this nice solution. Since that time I have been looking for the way to move framebuffer in virtual console slightly to the right and down, relatively to X screen position (or vice-versa), because it is shown in wrong position, and part of symbols cannot be seen. I reproduced look and feel of this problem using Crop tool and fbgrab command:

Console Screenshot

The GRUB menu also hides it's left side behind the screen, but I don't know how to make screenshot there without VirtualBox (and I doubt this screenshot will be useful). However, the main X screen shows itself on the correct place (as it seems to me), and my monitor (ACER AL1916) always autotunes to this position, even if virtual console is shown.

I looked in many sources including AskUbuntu, but have found only one solution: switch from VGA cable to DVI, which it is not acceptable, because my graphic card (NVIDIA 6150SE) has only VGA port onboard.

I also found that fbset command can adjust screen parameters but need help for getting how does it work. Here is the output of sudo fbset command:

mode "1280x1024-77"
    # D: 131.096 MHz, H: 80.328 kHz, V: 76.649 Hz
    geometry 1280 1024 1280 1024 32
    timings 7628 160 32 16 4 160 4
    rgba 8/16,8/8,8/0,8/24

UPD: during reporting non-affected bug found one line that says:

 Your system is not currently configured to drive a VGA console
 on the primary VGA device. The NVIDIA Linux graphics driver
 requires the use of a text-mode VGA console. Use of other console
 drivers including, but not limited to, vesafb, may result in
 corruption and stability problems, and is not supported.

So, does anyone know how to adjust position of Virtual Console or X screen relatively to each other?

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closed as off-topic by Seth Apr 12 at 1:36

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