[mythtv-users] Only 1348 pixels out of 1360 with Intel X driver (and mythstream is weird)
i.adore.my.64 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 30 21:50:17 UTC 2008
2008/7/30 C.T. Paterson <i.adore.my.64 at gmail.com>:
> 2008/7/30 Nick Rout <nick.rout at gmail.com>:
>> On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 12:25 AM, C.T. Paterson <i.adore.my.64 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Sorry for all the X whining I'm doing - I really only know enough xorg
>>> to keep from drowning.
>>> I mentioned in another thread that I've removed my nvidia card from my
>>> myth box in favour of the on-board intel G33. It was mainly a power
>>> concern, and I was using the VGA on the video card anyway.
>>> I've tweaked the xorg settings to get back to my 1360x768 display.
>>> The modeline is taken from running "gtf" - my TV appears to be a lying
>>> sack of dirt when it comes to EDIDs.
>>> Now, with my nvidia card, the modeline worked fine, and I got full use
>>> of the screen on my TV. Using my o/b intel, the screen content looks
>>> fine, but I'm missing 12 vertical pixels and one horizontal pixel.
>>> I've shifted the image around through my TV, such that I've got 6
>>> black pixels on each side.
>>> I have confirmed that the TV itself is set to display at 1360x768
>>> (been burned before), and that the GUI width/height is 1360x768 in the
>>> Setup -> Appearance menu, with offsets of 0.
>>> One other interesting, and perhaps relevant fact -- since I've switch
>>> the cards, I can no longer switch a mythstream feed to full screen
>>> while watching it. It plays fine in its little box, but if I press
>>> "Enter" ti go to fullscreen - it goes black...and stays black even
>>> when I send it back to it's little box. Playing my regular videos
>>> (which also use mplayer) work fine.
>>> I've attached xorg.conf and xorg log (I didn't notice anything). Can
>>> anyone shed any light on this?
>>> Much obliged
>> Have you played with the TV's controls? I found that there were
>> controls on my panasonic lcd to move the image around (like you have
>> on a monitor). Made me feel silly about playing with X for days to
>> unsuccessfully try to get it right.
> Yes, I have - and probably will do so again out of sheer insistence
> that this problem is just too nutty to have happened legitimately.
> Like I said, I've positioned the desktop so that there are six columns
> of non-lit pixels on each side (so the image is centred at least - it
> wasn't at first). I've also confirmed that the TV rez is at 1360x768.
> I guess I'll make sure that there isn't a horizontal or vertical
> stretch somewhere.
> I just can't get away from the fact that the screen was fully used
> while I was using my nVidia card, and that this happened after I
> pulled it out in favour of my on-board intel.
There was some manner of reset setting in the TV - I used that - and
the image now fills the screen. I'm still a little flummoxed as to
what happened and how it was that that was the solution - but it seems
all is well again.
My mythstream is still goofed. Anyone know what's happening there, or
is there anything I can supply that will help diagnose?
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