[mythtv-users] Lightweight window manager recommendation

Joe Votour joevph at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 7 17:36:26 UTC 2004

To put it in your ratpoison config, put the commands
in .ratpoisonrc (I think that's what the filename is).

Problems with overscan (which is awful on the Epia,
not so bad on the PVR-350) is really something that
must be fixed in the driver.  Hacks like padding can
only get you so far.

My problem: On the PVR-350, I was able to get the
MythTV GUI to work fine with ratpoison by changing the
GUI X/Y size and positions.  TV-out was working
perfectly (because the X server is different than the
TV output).

However, on my Epia, such a fix doesn't work very
well, because if I add default padding to my windows,
then my  LiveTV/recorded shows are cut off at the
bottom in attempting to line up the top.  The problem
with the Epias in this case is that the scaling needs
to be fixed (the overscan), so that my picture is

Therefore, YMMV.

-- Joe

--- Cory Papenfuss <papenfuss at juneau.me.vt.edu> wrote:

> > I have been using ratpoison for about a week and
> there's one annoying
> > thing I can't seem to fix.  There is a small blue
> line on the right
> > side and
> > the top of the image.  I tried adjusting the
> overscan and the position
> > of the
> > window with no luck.  Is there some setting,
> either in MYth or
> > Ratpoinson
> > I'm missing?
> >
> > Other than that, I like it.  ctrl-t is my friend.
> >
> > Paul
> >
>  	OK, I haven't been *completely* satisfied with
> ratpoison.  My 
> tvout setup doesn't do overscan/underscan
> adjustments, so when an xterm is 
> fullscreen I can't see the bottom line.  I've gotten
> around it by using 
> the 'defpadding' option in ratpoison.  Haven't
> figured out how to get it 
> in the .config for it, but I do this when I need to
> see the bottom of the 
> screen:
> ctrl-t, :
> defpadding 20 20 20 20
> I think it makes 'fullscreen' have 20 pixels less
> all the way around.
> -Cory
> * Cory Papenfuss							*
> * Electrical Engineering candidate Ph.D. graduate
> student               *
> * Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State
> University 			*
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