[mythtv-users] HELP: Front/Backend resolution stuck on 640 x 480
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Feb 24 23:13:05 UTC 2010
On 02/24/2010 03:20 PM, Gavin Whitehead wrote:
> I'm in the process of getting to grips with MythTV (0.22) and have it
> installed on a Xubuntu system.
> Last night I switched to using the Restricted Drive for my AMD
> graphics card. Everything was fine except that when viewing Live TV I
> get two copies of the TV picture one above the other (I am still just
> 'watching TV' using my PC monitor). I soon discovered that the OSD
> had an entry called 'Video Scan' and setting this to Progressive set
> the TV picture back to normal. But every time I watch Live TV I have
> to go and set Video Scan to Progressive.
You're using a broken video driver and the Bob deinterlacer--almost
definitely because you've got CPU+ specified as your Playback Profile
group. Change the Playback Profile group to (the default configuration
of) Slim in Utilities/Setup|Setup|TV Settings|Playback on the 3rd screen.
> Thinking there must be a setting to make Progressive the default I
> started looking around the settings in the Frontend. I can't remember
> exactly what I found, something about the resolution of the GUI and
> resolution of the TV; but I clicked Finish before making the correct
> changes and now my frontend and backend both run at 640 x 480.
> Unfortunately this means that most of the menus are now off the screen
> so I can't see to navigate back and reset the resolution.
> Can anyone help me unpick the sorry mess I have gotten in to?
mythfrontend -geometry 800x600
Then go to Utilities/Setup|Setup|Appearance and change the X and Y
offset and the screen width and height to 0. Then Next, Next, ...,
Finish, then exit mythfrontend and restart it.
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