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  1. #1
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    Screen size

    Hi there

    I am hoping someone can help me. I am new to mythbuntu so please be patient with me.

    I have scanned this forum looking for help, but as yet cannot find a solution.

    I have just installed mythbuntu onto a shuttle PC.

    i have it connected to my plasma via HDMI.

    now my problem is that the screen is massive. I cannot see all of the screen on my plasma

    i have tried to alter it with the appearance wizard, but it either doesnt make a difference, or i am using it wrong.

    the plasma tells me that the shuttle is outputting 720p

    is there anyway i can reduce the size of the screen, so it fits on my plasma nicely??

    i hope i can find an answer

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    Re: Screen size

    ok, i have managed to get my main screen resolution to a decent size now

    but my mythbuntu frontend screen is too small.

    i have tried to make this larger, but it will only fill less than a quarter of the main screen

    is this how big films are going to be on playback??

    sorry if i am a bit retarded, but can someone please hold my hand and explain to me how to adjust the screen

    i bought this set up so i can finally watch HD films on my plasma

    i dont want to have to get windoze on it just to watch films

    this will break my heart

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    Re: Screen size

    Quote Originally Posted by the goat boy View Post
    ok, i have managed to get my main screen resolution to a decent size now

    but my mythbuntu frontend screen is too small.

    i have tried to make this larger, but it will only fill less than a quarter of the main screen

    is this how big films are going to be on playback??

    sorry if i am a bit retarded, but can someone please hold my hand and explain to me how to adjust the screen

    i bought this set up so i can finally watch HD films on my plasma

    i dont want to have to get windoze on it just to watch films

    this will break my heart
    I would want to wach movies on a windows machine either

    The screen size should fill your whole screen and I don't think your screen size will change when your going to watch a movie. So this needs to be changed

    It sounds like you should alter the screen resolution from your MythBuntu (computer) or your plasma screen. Because you only see a small screen on your plasma its probably best to first try to increase your screen resolution on MythBuntu. just play with the resolution settings from Ubuntu or MythTV and see what happens

    If this does not work you could do the same with your flatscreen. Does the manual of your flatscreen say what resolutions it supports?

    Let us know if this solved the problem.

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    Re: Screen size

    Hi,

    As DutchLoki said... I would check what the native resolution of your new TV is and try and send this resolution to the TV.

    Are you running the restricted drivers for your video card? What is it, nvidia or ATI?

    Some TV's like the Panasonic Plasmas allow you to turn off overscan on the HDMI input, allowing the desktop to fit nicely on the screen.

    If you have a nvidia card and are running restricted drivers, you should be able to type "sudo nvidia-settings" into a terminal to change the resolution to 1920x1080 if required.

    I try and back peddle to where you started and see if the above helps.

    Lester

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    Re: Screen size

    thanks for the replies peeps

    i reinstalled mythbuntu and it worked all hunky dory

    i have been having a lot of problems getting it all running as i want.

    but i finally got video and audio working last night so i am a little happier

    now all i have to crack is the da*n wireless and its 90% there!

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