[mythtv-users] twinview and mythTV (menu bar problems)
MythTV at assuredsolutions.com
Fri Apr 25 08:40:12 UTC 2008
You probably saw my post:
I never found a solution. I would still love to have a solution if
someone will help us.
I've been running with those menu bars visible for about a year now.
In Fedore Core, there is a setting to hide menus; well, it doesn't
actually hide the menus but just moves them a little farther out of
the way. Fortunately, my Optima projector has an aspect ratio called
LBX which is something like 10:16. When I switch to it, the menus
are cropped off the screen, head sizes are not too long nor too fat,
and I'm pretty happy. The video quality was still a slight bit
better with TwinView turned off. I have just gotten use to switching
between Native and LBX three or four times a day.
Please, if someone has a suggestion about how to use TwinView but
maintain our original non-TwinView resolution, we'd love to hear
On Apr 24, 2008, 11:27 AM, mistyp at thekorn wrote:
> I currently have my myth box hooked up to a DLP projector via DVI.
> All is
> well and good, and when I launch mythTV it's fullscreen, and
> What I want to do is add a small s-video screen and clone the
> output from
> the projector onto it.
> (nvidia 7300LE card with s-video, DVI, VGA, and component outputs.
> Only DVI
> and s-video have connections.)
> What I did was enable twinview in the nvidia settings control
> panel. This
> seemed to give the desired effect; mythTV (actually all X applications
> including gnome) was showing on both the projector and the svideo
> So far so good, but the problem is that the gnome menu bars are now
> *permanently visible* on both displays.
> Two questions:
> 1) Is twinview the best way to copy the output from the DVI output
> to the
> s-video port? (Ignoring that the projector is 16:9 1280x720 and the
> is 4:3 1024x768 ... unless that changes the answer, of course!)
> 2) Is there any way to get the gnome menu bars (top and bottom) to
> disappear as they do with a regular single display setup?
> Already double-checked that I didn't have "display mythtv in a window"
> checked. It isn't. I also don't have a GUI resolution defined (0 x 0).
> I've looked through a bunch of the archives and saw this same
> question, but
> didn't see any answers. Also pounded the search at the ubuntu
> forums, but
> couldn't get much to fall. So I'm looking for suggestions / options.
> Thanks in advance!
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