Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Desktop
User Name
Linux - Desktop This forum is for the discussion of all Linux Software used in a desktop context.


  Search this Thread
Old 10-13-2013, 08:33 AM   #1
Registered: Aug 2005
Location: Sheffield, UK
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 105

Rep: Reputation: 15
desktop extends into overscan area on TV

Good afternoon!

I have recently upgraded the graphics on my downstairs computer, intending to make it an HTPC come file server. The graphics card produces a clear picture at a decent resolution, but the picture seems to extend somewhat outside of the visible area on the screen. It is not practical to adjust the monitor itself, since the adjustments are just right for the DVD player and tivo which we frequently use too.

Is there perhaps a way of putting something in xorg.conf that puts margins along the edges of the screen, where nothing can ever be placed?
Old 10-16-2013, 01:03 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Jan 2008
Distribution: Arch/Knoppix
Posts: 1,638
Blog Entries: 14

Rep: Reputation: 194Reputation: 194
It *might* depend on the video card, ie nvidia or AMD. Here is a possible solution:
(Second entry, "overscan xorg.conf" in Google. Some of the other entries had [Solved] as well, hope that help.)
Old 10-17-2013, 10:39 AM   #3
Registered: Oct 2013
Posts: 39

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Open up your graphics setting control panel either amd/nvidia and look for an option called scaling.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LXer: Canonical Extends LTS Desktop Support, Shuffles Org Chart LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 10-21-2011 06:20 PM
Resize desktop nvidia overscan SilentK Linux - Desktop 3 09-11-2011 12:06 PM
LXer: Desktop Summit 2011 Extends Deadline for Call for Hosts LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 05-15-2010 05:12 PM
taskbar extends below screen area verbose Linux - General 1 07-11-2006 10:42 PM
Oversized Desktop Area Goatdemon Linux - General 7 07-16-2002 04:02 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:07 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration