[mythtv-users] resolution in x not matching watching tv

covert covert thecovert+mythusers at gmail.com
Tue Jun 3 03:04:38 UTC 2008

I have a strange problem I am having a hard time working out. When I
set my screen to 720x576 at 50 with the Modes line in the Screen section
of xorg.conf the desktop looks fine and everything fits as it should.
I then start FE and again everything looks and fits as it should. Then
I go to watch live TV and the OSD pops up in the right place down the
bottom of the screen. Then as soon as the picture starts I get a
letter-boxing effect. with about 20% of the screen cut of on top and

Now if I start up a terminal and type xrandr -s 720x576 and then start
FE live TV now fits correctly.

Looking for any suggestions on how to fix this.

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