[mythtv-users] Always prescaling theme images on startup

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Fri Mar 9 15:15:39 UTC 2007

R. G. Newbury wrote:
> Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> On 03/08/2007 03:59 PM, R. G. Newbury wrote:
>>>>  People who run at the same resolution as the theme don't see this :)   (eg/ those who run at 800x600, for the "normal" 4:3 themes...)
>>> Gee, I'm running Iuliua at 800x600 and I see the scaling stuff every 
>>> time I fire up mythfrontend (or exit from Setup:Appearance....)
>> As far as Iulius at 800x600 goes, I have no idea what's happening.  It 
>> should not even show the dialog.  Are you sure you don't have a value 
>> for "GUI width (px)" and/or "GUI height (px)" other than 800 and 600 
>> respectively or 0 (for fullscreen) for both?  If you run X at 800x600, 
>> but you don't run Myth fullscreen, you're not running Myth at 800x600.
> I think your last sentence is the answer. I run with "0" for both, so 
> GUI and TV are equal, BUT I run with Myth *in a window*.
> I *will* check what $HOME is set to, but it is probably /root as I run 
> the mythbox as root (but a different user for mysql purposes). And root 
> *does* have write access to /root/.mythtv...I can easily remove the 
> cache sub-dirs and try again.
> I will also try it 'not in a window' and see if the cache building 
> disappears. But I will likely go back to a window version...too useful.

What's the tastiest way to cook crow?

I got sideswiped by my own stupidity...

At some point I was trying to use the entire LCD screen for display 
(think I was fighting with raw mysql to enter channel data), and 
commented out the usual Depth 24, Modes "800x600" lines in xorg.conf so 
I was running in 1024x768.

Thus Myth had to scale its output because a TV is also connected and 
that means it uses a Tv capable mode. Myth is set up for GUI=TV and not 
for separate modes...Therefore, pre-scaling.

It does not matter if it is in a window or not. With Mode 800x600, no 


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