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Old 02-21-2004, 11:34 AM   #1
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Xaw tv settings

I loaded Mandrake 9.1 a few days back and it's working great, I basically stopped using problem left to solve

when watching tv in full screen mode, only a small area in the middle of the screen has picture the rest is a black border, does xawtv support "real" full screen tv?

I am running 1280x1024 and I added this setting to the .xawtv file but no difference....


everytime a change the channel the color goes, I have to hit the right arrow 10 time to get the correct setting back, (10) is there a way of getting xawtv to do this automatically?

thank you
Old 02-21-2004, 11:43 AM   #2
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There was a similar question on this thread:

Seppe wrote:

> I have a Pinnacle PCTV card and XaWTV seems to have problems with scaling when I go in fullscreen mode. The card's resolution is 640x480, and when I have my resolution in X set to 1024x768, I have ugly black borders. XaWTV just can't scale it

Edit ~/.xawtv. Add the following, under [global]:

fullscreen = 640 x 480

You may also need to set the v4l (that's v 4 'L' as in video4linux) module in your XF86Config file. Reference:
Old 02-21-2004, 04:44 PM   #3
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Just in case, do you know to right click on the tv display and switch from "overlay" to "grabdisplay" ?
Old 02-22-2004, 03:08 PM   #4
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Thank you for the replies but I did came across that link when I used the search tool but didn't find the answer to my problem. I don't understand why it doesn't keep the color setting, always off by 10,

I tried this

from "overlay" to "grabdisplay"

what does that do.....I didn't notice a difference

your help is greatly appreciated....

thank you
Old 02-22-2004, 03:48 PM   #5
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On mine - ot allows me to change to fullscreen without the border without changing any other settings.

Did you actually try fullscreen after changing as the poster suggested?
Old 02-22-2004, 03:49 PM   #6
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I cant help with color problem.
For me the combination off "full screen on" and "grabdisplay" fills the entire screen no boarders or desktop showing. Wish it was that simple for you. Sorry.


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