[sf-lug] Intrepid desktop not fitting on screen....

Blake Haggerty Blake.Haggerty at Sapphire.com
Mon Jan 26 08:44:07 PST 2009

I searched for a overscan setting in the Nvidia Driver Settings and there isn't one... I looked around online And it seems allot of people are complaining about this. I did read some stuff about using Xvidtune and adding modelines. I guess thats an option, just not something that I really wanted to have to do. :\

Blake Haggerty

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-----Original Message-----
From:Asheesh Laroia asheesh at asheesh.org 
To: "Blake Haggerty" ;
Cc: "sf-lug at linuxmafia.com" ;
Sent: Jan 23, 2009 02:08:11 PM
Subject: Re: [sf-lug] Intrepid desktop not fitting on screen....

On Fri, 23 Jan 2009, Blake Haggerty wrote: 

> Friend of mine saw my Ubuntu setup and wanted to try it himself. I went 
> over to his house last night and setup a dual boot on his machine. His 
> computer is connected to a Mitsubishi LCD 46" television. Via DVI 2 HDMI 
> I was able to get all the Nvidia drivers installed on it running in what 
> should be the correct resolution 1920x1080, But the desktop does not fit 
> on the screen. (Cant see the toolbar, Applications, System, 
> Places...etc) 
> Everything I have googled just talks about resolution and how to change 
> that. I can change the resolution but it doesn't really help (makes 
> everything really ugly and still doesn't completely fit on screen) 

On a TV? Sounds to me like overscan. 

> I have this working on my home computer but I cant remember for the life 
> of me how I did it, (I do remember it took some fiddling) I tried using 
> my xorg.conf which did not work. 

I haven't dealt with overscan since I ran Linux on an Xbox. I don't know 
if current digital TVs do that. (And I would guess not!) 

There used to be a GUI TV tuner configuration tool I used when I used TV 
out. On the Xbox there was some obscure CLI tool that worked against the 
onboard NVidia chip it had. 

-- Asheesh. 

Afternoon very favorable for romance. Try a single person for a change. 

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