[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #9571: MythBuntu theme problem

John Veness 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?
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Display_Size
> Please confirm with:
> xdpyinfo | grep -B2 resolution
> and verify that the millimeters measures are a 16:9 aspect.

xorg.conf contains:

         DisplaySize     260 146

although "xdpyinfo | grep -B2 resolution" comes up with the slightly 

screen #0:
   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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