[mythtv] Ticket #667: Fix OSD font width and height for non-4:3 display, letterbox modes

Simon Kenyon simon at koala.ie
Wed Aug 22 19:56:56 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-08-21 at 13:12 -0400, Daniel Kristjansson wrote:
> I also figured out the wacky pixel dimensions of 1920x1143, it looks
> like you actually have a 1920x1200 screen, presumably a 16:10 screen
> some application is somehow stealing a portion of that away. This
> shouldn't be a big worry though, you just have to get the display
> dimensions in millimeters correct. Run "man xorg.conf" and look for
> DisplaySize. The latest nvidia drivers ignore this, if using those
> look at their documentation for the nvidia proprietary version of
> the standard DisplaySize option.

ok, i accept that is a configuration fault.
but i'm damned if i can find out what.

i've reverted to the radeon driver (from the closed source ATI one).
i've set up DisplaySize correctly. i've checked that if i change it,
then xdpyinfo shows the modification. however, the size that xdpyinfo
and xrandr -q shows is not identical to the one i specified.
however, no matter what size i specify, it seems to make no difference
to just about anything.

what really, really confuses me is that when i set the aspect ratio of
the displayed video to 4:3, the text looks fine. and yes, this is on a
1920x1200 laptop display (16:10).
i've set the kde panel to not grab part of the display.

i will continue to work on this


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