[mythtv-users] Xorg nouveau driver vs. nvidia-driver

Stephen Worthington stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz
Thu Nov 5 17:57:39 UTC 2020

On Thu, 5 Nov 2020 11:21:02 -0600, you wrote:

>On 11/5/20 7:46 AM, Barry Martin wrote:
>> Ramesh:
>>> Is nvidia-driver known to be superior that I should try to keep it and
>>> adjust frontend gui resolution to make things fit or should I simply
>>> switch back to nouveau driver?
>>> Also, overscan is a general issue even with Xorg, and fixing gui
>>> resolution will not make Xorg better. I will have to fix Xorg overscan
>>> somehow. So, I prefer nouveau over nvidia in this aspect.
>>> Any help suggestion in improving what I have is much appreciated.
>> nVidia does have a GUI option where one can adjust the settings to 
>> compensate for the television's overscan.  Used it with one of the 
>> Frontends here because the TV did not have an overscan compensation.
>> Barry

>I am not sure I understand. Can you clarify? Which utility are you 
>talking about?

nvidia-settings > X Server Display Configuration > Underscan

Set as much underscan as is needed to compensate for the TV's
overscan.  This just creates a ViewPortOut setting in xorg.conf.  You
need to run nvidia-settings from sudo or root for it to be able to
directly write to /etc/xorg.conf.

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