[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #9571: MythBuntu theme problem
John.Veness.mythtv at pelago.org.uk
Sun Feb 13 21:00:19 UTC 2011
On 12/02/11 23:39, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> Did you configure X appropriately, with a 16:9 DisplaySize?
> Please confirm with:
> xdpyinfo | grep -B2 resolution
> and verify that the millimeters measures are a 16:9 aspect.
DisplaySize 260 146
although "xdpyinfo | grep -B2 resolution" comes up with the slightly
dimensions: 720x576 pixels (261x146 millimeters)
resolution: 70x100 dots per inch
I'm not sure where it gets 261 from, but in any case the ratio is pretty
much 16:9. (My screen is actually a lot larger than that in millimetres,
but I found that if I put the correct size, the fonts in menus in other
applications like Firefox were too small to read at a 10 foot distance.
I reduced both dimensions by a linear multiple until other apps were
readable. As I understand it, MythTV only cares about the ratio of the
two numbers, not the absolute values).
As I mentioned earlier, graphical parts of the theme seem to be showing
correctly. For example, the clock-face spinner that occurs when choosing
Previously Recorded looks circular. But now I look closely, some (not
all) fonts do look a bit tall and skinny, and in some (not all) places,
seem to truncate early - i.e. there is space to the right of the
truncation that looks like it could be utilised.
Maybe I'll try a 1024x576 pixel resolution (which with square pixels is
a 16:9 ratio) for the GUI as Paul Gardiner says worked for him, and
switch to 720x576 during playback, but it seems like it shouldn't be
John Veness, MythTV user, UK, DVB-T
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