[mythtv-users] Re: MythTV and Apple Cinema Display 23"

Barry Hee barryhee at gmail.com
Tue Sep 13 08:42:43 UTC 2005

>On 9/12/05, Barry Hee <barryhee at gmail.com> wrote: 
>> I don't need to fiddle the X configuration as Fedora Core 4 supports all 
>> Apple monitors including the 23 "out the box". I just select it from the 
>> System Settimgs/Display/Hardware with a resolution of 1920 x 1200. The 
>> desktop is fine but when I am running Myth the image is 'squished' 
>> vertically not hortizontally. 
>> Barry 
>FC4 may well provide a valid modeline for the monitor "out of the box" 
>what the symptoms you're seeing are because X-server does not know the 
>aspect ratio of the display. i.e. it doesn't know whether the display 
>is a 1920x1200 display with a 4:3 aspect ratio or a 16:9 aspect ratio. 
>Unless X is able to tell Myth / Mplayer / etc what the aspect ratio is 
>each of these programs will fall back to some default (Myth assumes a 
>4:3 display, whilst it appears that VLC assumes a 16:9 display). 
>I don't run FC so I have no idea what the default for this display is, 
>but it definitely sounds like you've got a modeline but no info on the 
>physical dimensions of the display. Also, check the archives for info 
>on how to set DISPLAYSIZE such that the X is working as 100dpi. 

Thanks Steve, changed the DISPLAYSIZE xorg.conf value to 495 310 and all is 

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