[mythtv-users] Desktop partly off-screen problem

Alen Edwards allen.edwards at oldpaloalto.com
Mon Jul 7 15:14:17 UTC 2008

C.T. Paterson wrote:
> Hey there,
> I recently picked up a 720p television (upgrade from my dead CRT) and
> hooked it up to my mythbuntu.  Mostly working - but for a nagging
> problem; the desktop is slightly offscreen up and to the left.  Thus
> far, I've dealt with this by applying an X offset of 34 pixels and a Y
> offset of 15 pixels in the screen settings.  This positions the myth
> window at the upper left corner, but it also leaves some of the screen
> (bottom and to the right) unused.
> Can anyone recommend some way that I can somehow reposition the
> desktop itself, rather than the myth window?
> I've connected the PC to the TV using a VGA cable.  The TV is an LG
> 32LG30 32".  I'm using a 1360x768 modeline generated with "gtf" (I
> didn't feel great about the 1366x768 modeline it generated).  I've
> confirmed in the TV manual that 1360x768 is a supported resolution
> through the RGB input (horiz freq 47.72 KHz, vert freq 59.799 Hz).
> It's an nvidia card, and I used "envy" to get the latest drivers.
> Googling has not yielded much.  I've attached my xorg.conf and my xorg
> log file in case it can shed any further light.
> Any and all help would be appreciated.

Perhaps nvidia-settings can help.  You can set overscan wtih some 
monitors and make the picture area smaller on the screen, for example. 
Perhaps that is what you need.  I am not at my myth box so can't check. 
  I see that "nvidia-settings --query all" should list what it can do.


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