[mythtv-users] TVOverScan not working?[SOLVED???]
rpooser at gmail.com
Sun Jun 29 19:41:52 UTC 2008
Alen Edwards wrote:
> Thanks for the help. Replies are bottom posted below:
>> A quick cookbook on making the slider stick would be nice although
>> the help file looks pretty simple. Easy for me to say, I haven't
>> started doing it yet.
> It wasn't easy. In fact, nothing worked as described. Nothing.
>> The nvidia-settings are not loaded automatically when you restart your
>> x server. To get them to load automatically you just need add
>> "nvidia-settings -l" somewhere during your x start up. I put it in
> I don't have any file named "xinitrc" or ".xinitrc" on my system. I am
> thinking that is not how it is done in Mythbuntu...
> I tried several other (non working) suggestions and finally found a post
> I translated from German that said to modify /etc/gdm/Init/Default.
> That worked!!!
> I added:"nvidia-settinge -a TVOverScan[TV-0]=12" just before "exit"
> Is this a good way to do it???
> btw, I didn't use the "nvidia-settings -l" option because
> nvidia-settings was not saving the settings as it should. When I looked
> at the file ".nvidia-settings-rc" nothing about TVOverScan was there. I
> experimented and found a command that would do what I wanted and took to
> finding a place to load it.
>> It sounds like you are running Mythbuntu or Ubuntu.
>> The hardware drivers dialogue will load the proprietary nvidia drivers
>> from the Ubuntu repositories. If you have installed the nvidia drivers
>> some other way, like with Envy or straight from Nvidia then the
>> hardware drivers dialogue will show that they aren't being used,
>> because you aren't using the default proprietary drivers from the
>> Ubuntu repositories. So even if that dialogue says they aren't
>> enabled, you may still have the drivers installed from some other source.
> You are correct. I don't use the drivers loaded in the normal way
> because my system will not boot if I do. I disabled them there (which
> uninstalls them) and loaded them with evnyng. That works.
> I think I am done unless I have problems because of modifying
If you're using gdm, then are you using gnome also? Because if so, a
very easy way to fix the problem for me was just to add the
nvidia-settings command to the start up programs in my gnome session.
I've been running it like that in various flavors of ubuntu for years....
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