[CentOS] CentOS 5.4 off-center on SuperMicro console

Thu Apr 29 21:12:56 UTC 2010
Rudi Ahlers <rudiahlers at gmail.com>

I have a weird situation with a new installation of CentOS 5.4 x64, on a
SuperMicro X7SBI server. The server has a <a href="
target="_new">SuperMicro X7SBi motherboard</a>,  board ATI ES1000 and
Core2Quad Q9505 CPU. The kernel is

When I login to the console, using a "17 CRT monitor (haven't tested
others), the screen is off-center to the right. This happens as soon as the
boot loaders gets to:

"waiting for driver initialization"

Below are asome photos to show what happens.




Other Linux distro's, including Fedora Core 11, FC 12, Ubuntu 9.10 and
OpenFiler 2.3 works fine though. The only thing I can think of is the video
driver, but I don't have X installed, so it can't be that. And I've
reinstalled CentOS 3 times already thinking I did something wrong with the

It's not the monitor, since I have another CentOS 5.4 server, running on an
Intel motherboard that looks normal with this setup. They're connected to
the same monitor via a KVM switch.

Kind Regards
Rudi Ahlers

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