[mythtv-users] Blue lines along left and top of screen
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Oct 17 02:41:26 UTC 2006
On 10/16/06 13:37, Dan Wilga wrote:
>At 11:06 AM -0400 10/16/06, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>>I found that index 0 doesn't work well for the FX 5200. I use:
>>> xvattr -a XV_COLORKEY -v 2
>>>There's also an xorg.conf option in the Screen section that may affect this:
>>> Option "TransparentIndex" "2"
>>>(I have not verified this latter method.)
>>Really, using some number that's close to, but /not/ equal to, zero
>>is much better for /any/ video card, anyway. (In this context, the
>>range is 0-65535, so decide what close to means to you, but 1, 2,
>>10, 30, ... would all be fine.) Unfortunately, though, people
>>always say to use 0 for some reason...
>I should mention that the way to tell if you've chosen a "bad" number
>is to play around in X while there is some video also being
>displayed. (i.e.: start playback, Alt-Tab to another app and then try
>to use it.) If the video bleeds through into parts of the app's
>windows or the mouse pointer, then you know you have the wrong
>number. It's actually kind of a neat effect, though!
Yeah. That's why 0 is bad--0 is black, which is used in /many/
applications. 1 is "almost" black and is used in a far smaller number
of apps (mainly in gradients, so it's a much smaller portion of the app).
Set the color key to 0 and run:
xterm -bg black -fg purple
and do the alt-tab'ing thing you described for a very low-resource
transparent xterm. Allows you to write Myth patches while watching TV. :)
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