[mythtv-users] Re: Separate modes for GUI and Video problem

Buechler, Mark R Mark_R_Buechler at bausch.com
Sat Aug 21 19:41:45 EDT 2004

Closed source v6106 on an Nvidia 5600SE. I've experimented and determined
that it's not the lowest resolution which X can switch to, it's the GUI
resolution. In other words, I can switch to one of three resolutions:


X starts in 1920x1080 and as soon as mythfrontend starts it switches to
960x540 just as expected. When I view video it switches to 1920x1080 as I
had setup except that the XV viewable portion is only 960x540 and the rest
is the standard X background. If I configure mythfrontend to use 640x480 for
the GUI then when I watch video the viewable XV portion is only 640x480.
This doesn't sound like a video driver issue to me. I'll have to dig into
the code a bit..

- Mark. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Joseph A. Caputo [mailto:jcaputo1 at comcast.net] 
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2004 4:52 PM
To: mythtv-users at mythtv.org
Subject: [mythtv-users] Re: Separate modes for GUI and Video problem

On Sat, 21 Aug 2004 16:12:42 -0400
"Buechler, Mark R" <Mark_R_Buechler at bausch.com> wrote:

> I've decided today to play with separate modes for video and gui. I 
> have two modes setup, 960x540 and 1920x1080. I have my GUI setting at 
> 960 while my video is set at 1920. When I watch TV or recordings the 
> modes switches into 1920 properly but the XV window is sized at 960 
> still. The video looks like it's sized correctly but I can only see 
> 960x540 of it (upper left-hand corner). I checked the use GUI size for 
> video and confirmed it is off.

I submitted something like this to Bugzilla.  Isaac said it's a video card
driver issue, not a Myth issue.  I'm using the Nvidia closed-source driver
w/ a GF4 MX420.  What are you using?


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