[mythtv-users] xorg-server reporting Xinerama enabled?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Fri Sep 14 02:37:05 UTC 2007

On 09/13/2007 01:52 PM, Tom Dexter wrote:
> Wow...this one had me going.  I've upgraded to xorg-server- on
> my Gentoo frontend and I saw that my aspect ratio playing recordings
> in MythTV was wrong.  I found this thread:
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/287409
> ...which implied that it had to do with Xinerama, which I've never
> used.  However, the two new Xinerama settings (which I had never seen
> before) had appeared in MythTV, including the Xinerama screen (which
> was set to 0 with options for 0 or All) and the aspect ratio (which
> was still at the default of 4:3) which I had to change to 16:9.  That
> corrected the aspect ratio.  Obviously MythTV never thought I had
> Xinerama enabled before.  I do have the following in my Xorg.0.log:
> (II) Initializing built-in extension XINERAMA
> ...which i *think* is the build-in nVidia extension.  I always get
> that, even with xorg-server 1.2, and as far as I can see it loads
> regardless of any Option "Xinerama" setting in xorg.conf.  Other than
> that build in extension, there's no trace of xinerama on my system.
> I guess xorg 1.3 changed the way in which it reports this to MythTV?
> Strange one.

There's a bug when using Xinerama with only one monitor.  Isaac has a
patch that will be committed soon.


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