[mythtv-users] Skewed text and video display on widescreen 5120x1440

James Linder jam at tigger.ws
Fri Jan 15 22:53:52 UTC 2021

> On 16 Jan 2021, at 2:07 am, Mark Kendall <mark.kendall at gmail.com> wrote:
> Alain
> The size info looks OK in the EDID;
> 00ffffffffffff00410c5409ae0a0000
> 221e0103807722 << these are the width and height. 77 is 119 in decimal
> = 119cm. 22 is 34 = 34cm.
> 119/34 = 3.5 - which is almost your aspect ratio (stupid EDID data
> can't do accurate here).
> Try the following and see what Qt thinks it is using:-
> QT_LOGGING_RULES=qt.qpa.*=true mythfrontend
> You should see something like this in the first few lines (from my
> current machine):-
> qt.qpa.screen: adding QXcbScreen(0xbea100, name="HDMI-A-0",
> geometry=1680x1050+0+0, availableGeometry=1680x1023+0+27,
> devicePixelRatio=1.0, logicalDpi=QPair(96.0,96.0),
> physicalSize=434.0x270.0mm, screenNumber=0, virtualSize=1680x1050
> (1680.0x1050.0mm), orientation=Qt::LandscapeOrientation, depth=24,
> refreshRate=59.9, root=6af, windowManagerName="GNOME Shell") (Primary:
> true )

My software manager, and I hated him for it, used to rabbit on about
Software Specificaton Document and Software Design Document.

These are endlessly tedious to prepair and maintain and can only be done by someone in the know, but mythtv really needs them.

The above, the data base schema, and many more (like my recent struggle with icons: mythweb has 1 (only) channel icon, mythtv:6544 has none while mythfrontend program guide has lots, mythtv:6544 shows a couple of '?' where the icon is unknown, but where it exists shows 'Icon Name': why)

show that mythtv has evolved into a big and complex project that only the select few can deal with, the rest of us may wet our feet but diving in is hard to impossible.

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