[mythtv-users] dual head setup getting screen size from first screen

Nick knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Mon Sep 12 00:25:45 UTC 2005

On 11/09/05, Brian J. Murrell <brian at interlinx.bc.ca> wrote:
> Perhaps the start of the output from myth starting up (without gui
> override option) would be helpful too:
> 2005-09-11 09:17:44.294 New DB connection, total: 1
> Total desktop width=640, height=480, numscreens=2
> 2005-09-11 09:17:44.482 Using screen 0, 1152x768 at 0,0
> It's 1152x768 now (not the 1600x1200 I mentioned before) as I have been
> swapping video cards around.
> It's also worth mentioning that when a recording starts playing, it
> looks like it's being scaled to the size of the main desktop (1152x768)
> so I only about the top left 1/4 of the picture.
> Definitely seems like Myth is confused about where to get it's screen
> geometry from.

If you have 2 separate X servers running (1 for each screen), can you
use $DISPLAY to make mythfrontend run on the desired screen instead of
having it try and guess?


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