[mythtv-users] Xorg nouveau driver vs. nvidia-driver
jfabernathy at gmail.com
Fri Nov 6 00:37:34 UTC 2020
On Thu, Nov 5, 2020 at 6:24 PM Barry Martin <barry3martin at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi 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.
> I am not sure I understand. Can you clarify? Which utility are you talking
> I knew you were going to ask that! <g> I can't look directly as with the
> previous MythTV system here: 0.28, now version 30 and while upgrading wiped
> the old version.
> Old notes say "nVidia XServer Display Config". A very quick look didn't
> find a download so I'll let you do a bit of digging.
> <code> sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall </code>
> <code> sudo apt install nvidia-390 </code>
> Not sure from my notes if that installed the driver I needed at the time
> *and* the GUI. Sorry.
> One thing that may be useful is a note I had set the resolution on that
> TV/FrontEnd combination to 1680x1050 (16:10). The default 1920x1080 (16:9)
> had an overscan.
On my system the nvidia settings utility is called "nvidia-settings" I
think I had to install it in addition to the drivers
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