[mythtv-users] Question regarding Westinghouse LVM-37W3 w/ Geforce 6150 (On board video)

James Oltman cnlibmyth at gmail.com
Tue Mar 27 18:29:21 UTC 2007


On 3/27/07, ryan patterson <ryan.goat at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
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> On 3/27/07, Brian Walter <blwalter at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Greetings,
> >
> > I'm attempting to get the resolution resolved using  an asus m2nbp-vm
> > motherboard with a Geforce 6150 LE onboard.
> >
> > I'm currently connecting to the monitor via VGA cable (dvi on the
> > way...).
> >
> > When I set the resolution to 1920x1080 (the preferred native resolution
> > of the monitor), X comes up *way* to big (screen real estate wise).  I
> > can not see the standard desktop icons (they are way off to the left),
> > nor can I see the task bar (way off to the bottom) and windows that
> > attempt to open in the upper right corner loose their title bar.
> >
> > Other resolutions do work, though aren't as 'nice' as the native
> > resolution.
> >
> > Another interesting thing - the manual suggests 1920x1080 at 60hz,
> > though X only allows me to pick 50hz.
> >
> > So, my questions are:
> >
> > 1) Is this a video card issue?  I have a 5200 floating around I can also
> >
> > try...
> > 2) Is it just a matter of tweaking the modeline - playing with the
> > 'front porch' 'back porch' settings till the image fits?
> > 3) Cabling?
> > 4) Sync rate?  xorg.conf gives the more or less standard range  - 30.0 -
> > 68.0 and 58.0 - 72.0
> >
> > TIA!
> > Brian
> >
> > I have the 47 inch Westinghouse monitor.  I don't use a modeline in
> xorg.conf at all.  X.org automatically detects the resolutions available
> from the monitor.  For the VGA input on my monitor there is a menu where you
> can adjust the picture position and whatnot.  I think the refresh rate
> problem has to do with the RAMDAC of your videocard.  1920x1080x50/60Hz is
> pushing lower end RAMDACs to the limit.  Hopefully a DVI cable will clear up
> your overscan problem.
>
>
> --
> _____________
> Ryan Patterson
>


I don't have one of these monitors, but I have researched them THOROUGHLY.
You need to be sure your screen settings on the TV aren't set to FILL.  They
should be set to STANDARD.

Jim
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