pillarboxing in the OS for widescreen monitors

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pillarboxing in the OS for widescreen monitors

Post by luvcraft » Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:16 pm

This is mostly a note for myself to try when I get my NuCore setup, but I thought I'd mention it here rather than just emailing it to myself in case it helps anyone else. The following command (typed in a terminal window in Ubuntu) should fix the problem with the image getting stretched on a widescreen monitor without having to mess with the monitor's positioning settings:

xrandr --output VGA1 --set "scaling mode" "Full aspect"

If that doesn't work then there may be a better --set option that gives more precise control over the aspect ratio, but I'm having trouble finding documentation for this function...

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Re: pillarboxing in the OS for widescreen monitors

Post by Chuck » Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:01 pm

It doesn't support the framebuffer like it should. Ubuntu, or the linux community, seem to be abandoning a lot of the old screen positioning apps. Believe me we tried them all (I think.)

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Re: pillarboxing in the OS for widescreen monitors

Post by luvcraft » Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:31 pm

aww, that's too bad. Oh well, I should be putting in my order this week or next and look forward to banging my head against it and trying to find a software solution! :)

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