[mythtv-users] Changed monitors (not the TV) and now mythfrontend doesn't display right.

Paul Harrison mythtv at mythqml.net
Mon Jun 7 13:07:12 UTC 2021

On 07/06/2021 13:46, John Pilkington wrote:

> On 07/06/2021 03:41, A. F. Cano wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I've been running MythTV for years (v30 on debian stable) and it worked
>> perfectly.  I have 4 monitors: 1 and 2 (built-in intel video) are on the
>> desk, 3 is the 40" Samsung tv where the frontend runs, 4 is a smaller
>> screen.  3 and 4 are on a fanless video card.
>> 1 and 2 used to be 1920x1080, the tv is 1920x1080 and #4 is smaller.  in
>> this situation, the frontend worked perfectly.  Both the frontend
>> interface and the video being played filled the screen correctly.
>> I just changed 1 and 2.  They now are 1920x1200.
>> I start the frontend in a window on #1 with this command:
>> $ mythfrontend -geometry +3849+0
>> And it doesn't work any more.  The frontend interface overfills the
>> screen, so I try:
>> $ mythfrontend -geometry 1920x1080+3849+0
>> and now the frontend interface fills the screen correctly but the video
>> is displayed with 2 vertical bars on the sides.  It seems that the code
>> that displays the video refers to the biggest vertical resolution no
>> matter what the -geometry options tells the frontend and no matter on
>> what screen it is running.  I also tried starting the frontend from a
>> konsole window on display 3 (the tv - 1920x1080) but it behaves the same
>> way.
>> Is there some option that I now need to set explicitly?  Is there
>> something I can do to force the code that displays the video to have the
>> proper height of 1080? or is this a bug?
>> Help! I really depend on MythTV.  Anything I can do/try to help debug
>> this issue?
>> Thanks!  And of course a HUGE thank you to the developers for an amazing
>> piece of software.
>> Augustine
> >
> I just noticed that this went as a direct reply.  Resending, FWIW, to 
> list.
> A lot of work was done in master around the 2020 New Year that affected
> this sort of thing, and I don't know if that has reached v30.  But 
> frontend setup has settings for framed/unframed windows and for
> identical or separate UI/Video geometries that you might need to adjust.
> I used framed 'frontend setup' windows on a monitor, and a -nw 
> --geometry override to put the display onto the TV; but I haven't 
> returned to using HDMI with TV since something bricked my TV#1...
> John P

Like John says thing have changed significantly in v31 and even more so 
in current master. Not sure about v31 but in master you can select which 
monitor you want MythTV to run on in the setup so probably don't need to 
use --geometry.

Paul H.

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