[mythtv-users] Wrong Aspect Ratio

Ken Mandelberg km at mathcs.emory.edu
Thu Sep 6 13:18:52 UTC 2007

Jay R. Ashworth" <jra at baylink.com> wrote
On Wed, Sep 05, 2007 at 12:15:36PM -0400, Ken Mandelberg wrote:
 > > Ken Mandelberg wrote:
 > >  > Again, did I miss a configuration setting?
 > >
 > > The answer was yes. I was overlooking the aspect ratio setting on the
 > > appearance/xinerama page.
 > >
 > > Problem solved, sorry for the noise.

 >Could we trouble you to post the wrong and right settings, for archival


To elaborate, the root of the issue is that I recently upgraded my 
Xserver to Xorg 1.3 to take advantage of xrandr 1.2. I'm running on a 
Intel 915 graphics core on a laptop, xrandr 1.2 lets me shift the 
desktop back and forth from an external vga and the internal display 
with different resolutions. I only use myth on the VGA.

That upgrade added the XINERAMA extension to the X server, which 
triggered the settings->appearance->settings to add the xinerama items 
to the page. This includes a pull down menu with 4x3, 16x9, 16x10. It 
was set to 4x3, and my VGA monitor was 16x10.

I missed this initially since I hadn't realized that xinerama was 
relevant. Not sure if the 4x3 was a default or a consequence of the 4x3 
laptop lcd.

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