Ubuntu Multimedia :: How To Fix Under-scan On HDTV With ATI Catalyst 10.2
Feb 17, 2010
I just bought a 32" Panasonic LCD (1080p) and have decided to use that as my main monitor. Unfortunately, when I hooked it up to my computer, I had under-scan with both Windows 7 x64 and Ubuntu Karmic x64 (using a Radeon HD 4870 1GB). In Windows, there was a simple slider in the Catalyst Control Center to fix the under-scan issue. Unfortunately, the same option wasn't available with the Linux counterpart. I searched online for some answers, but all the ones I found seemed outdated, or gave me errors.Using the Aticonfig help command, I figured out how to fix the under-scan in Linux.
Long time Ubuntu user, but it's been a couple years.
My friend had an old Dell Dimension E251 lying around and I said I'd help him turn it into a media center of sorts. The old 52" HDTV he wants to plug it into has a broken vga input and no HDMI, so our only real option is component or (heaven forbid) S-video. He can afford to get a new video card if it's relatively cheap, and I'm not really sure what would be our best option. Does anyone have a card in mind that would be relatively hassle free? I considered getting a card with HDMI output and using one of those HDMI to component converters, but my research suggests that that won't work. Are there old cards with component out, or is there a card that makes this relatively easy to achieve?
I cannot get video, let alone audio, from my opensuse 11.3 box to my HDTV via the AV receiver.I have a computer and a DVR as HDMI input to a Yamaha 765 receiver. The receiver than uses hdmi to output to my samsung hdtv. I am using a ZOTAC GeForce GT 220 with an HDMI port as a video card. As an aside, I could probably upgrade my video card. Suggestions are welcome though I am concerned about heat as it needs to share space with a 4 port hardware RAID controller.
I'm helping a friend set up his new pc and we're having a lot of trouble getting his second monitor to work.He has a GeForce GTS250 video card which has a HDMI output port as well as VGA. His main monitor is connected via the VGA and works fine. The second monitor is a Soniq QV320H TV which he wants to connect via HDMI. The nvidia settings configuration shows both monitors (set up as separate x-screens) but the only output on the Soniq is a black screen which flashes "unsupported" about every 2 seconds. Currently the resolution is set to auto (1280x1024) but we've also tried lower resolutions (down to 800x600) with no success.
I have an HTPC with an onboard ATI video chipset but for hardware acceleration's sake, I installed a GeForce 9500GT video card. Everything works quite well, except for the overscan issue. I've installed the latest nvidia binary drivers (manually) but I don't see any options in nvidia-settings to solve this overscan issue.
Here is my xorg.conf file:
Code: # nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig # nvidia-xconfig: version 260.19.21 (firstname.lastname@example.org) Thu Nov 4 20:57:26 PDT 2010 Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "Layout0" Screen 0 "Screen0"
I tried adding that ModeLine line myself (using xrandr and gtf) but that fails too. I've scoured the web and these forums, and I've seen some overscan issues reported but with no solution in sight.
I've recently got a HDTV LCD display (BenQ SD3742), and a nettop (Acer revo 3610) to go with it. I connected them using an HDMI cable, and I installed the latest Ubuntu 10.04 64 bits edition.I then installed the latest nvidia drivers (nvidia-current package, which is nvidia-glx-195) to support nVidia ION platform using this ppa: https://launchpad.net/~nvidia-vdpau/+archive/ppaAccording to various websites, my LCD is FullHD, so I should be able to select 1920x1080 resolution. But the automatically selected resolution is 1280x768, and in nVidia configuration panel, this resolution is stated as being "native resolution" for my screen (its name is correctly detected by Ubuntu, by the way!).If I select 1920x1080 and "Apply", the resolution is changed but the borders of my desktop are not available... and the image looks deformed anyway.Is there any way to make Ubuntu to detect properly this LCD display in its real native resolution (FullHD, 1920x1080)?
So I think it's a problem with the resolution not changing back. But I don't see any menu, like the HP Logo, on my monitor at all. Thought It might be the blue cable, changed it, nothing. Plugged it back into TV and it works fine.
I've had a look and can't find this particular problem on the boards (feel free to correct me if there is something useful already though). I've recently got a Sony HDTV, and have hooked it up via HDMI to an Nvidia GeForce graphics card. Surprisingly enough, I'd like to watch movies/TV this way. However I'm experiencing flickery horizontal white lines on the desktop, and horizontal lines through video. I generally use VLC to play stuff, and have the 805 Nvidia proprietary driver installed.
So far I've tried: Changing the resolution and refresh rate (Including the native TV ones) Using Twinview, Separate X Screen and unplugging my monitor altogether. Uninstalling the Nvidia Drivers and using the standard ones Re-Installing the Nvidia Drivers Xine Player Changing video output of VLC to X11 Using Force scaling (I think, it's a tv-specific setting to compensate for differences in native resolution) Switching desktop effects on and off
In short, it doesn't seem to be an issue with drivers, resolution, refresh rate, video files, codecs or players. How to stop these flickery lines as I wouldn't like to have to give up on the OS over one problem.
To start from the beginning, I realised that I have no audio, so I tried a couple of fixes that I found online. Upon rebooting, all my graphics were very choppy (moving windows, scrolling etc). The sound is working though. I dont understand how fixing sound can mess with the graphics but hey it isnt working and thats what matters.I have an installer for the ATI drivers downloaded from ati.amd.com. when I had a clean install of Ubuntu 9.10 and installed these drivers everything worked 100% without any problems. Running the installer now doesnt seem to work. The log in /usr/share/ati/fglrx-install.log reports:
Code: Errors during DKMS module removal Errors during DKMS module removal
I have already downloaded and installed ati's catalyst for my ati mobility radeon 4570 (at least i think so, since there is the ATI catalyst control center in the system-> preferences menu). The problem is that i want to upgrade its version from 10.9 to 10.10. and since i want to firstly uninstall the previous version,I get this:
Code: alexandros@alexandros-laptop:/usr/share/ati$ sh ./fglrx-uninstall.sh sh: Can't open ./fglrx-uninstall.sh The uninstall.sh doesn't exist.
So after playing around working out how to install the latest ATI drivers as super user and finally getting it done, I restarted my computer to find out that the CCC wont open.If I run the basic version nothing happens, if I run advanced it asks for password then does nothing.
Catalyst Control Center (CCC) is not saving the changes I make. I saw a couple of thread about this that had links to instructions on how to install CCC, but it still doesn't work for me.
I start CCC with 'sudo amdcccle' and the GUI appears. I can use it to make changes; however, it never saves them. After clicking OK, it instructs me to restart the system. After a reboot all the setting are back to the default.
I have installed CCC three different ways:
1) sudo aptitude install --without-recommends fglrx-amdcccle | tee fglrx-amdcccle.log
Maybe saying Ubuntu is getting worse is unfair. I'm not a big user I have to say. I use it more out of curiosity than anything else. I first used 8 and it was brilliant. I told all my mates about it. Everything work great. I had all desktop effects. I could use a KDE session. Then I upgraded to 9 and lost KDE ability but still had all desktop effects available. Upgraded to 10 a few weeks ago and now no desktop effects. Non of the above is a problem but I feel like, for me, it's going backwards.
I use an old AMD 2600 machine with a Radeon 9600. I used to be able to use ATI Catalyst but that didn't work after the upgrade to 10 and I can't seem to find a solution. Ubuntu is still brilliant but I don't like things being taken away from me.
First problem is that there does not seem to be any Catalyst Control Center available for this driver. Is there one anywhere for Linux for this driver? The graphics card appears to be constantly at 99% usage at all times when simply sitting at the desktop. Is there a way to bring this down to virtually no usage like it should be at?
The display area on my monitor does not extend to the edges. In Windows, I can simply scale it to 0% to overscan in order to completely fill the screen inside the Catalyst Control Center; in Linux, I have been unable to do so with a monitor. Is there any way to scale the display area to completely fill my screen?
I run Ubuntu 10.10 on a dual monitor set up with one direct to my monitor and one to my TV through HDMI. I run the screens in clone mode with the TV showing exactly what is on my monitor(same resolutions/refresh rates). My problem is that I have problems with software that involves any sort of 3d rendering/openGL. I have ATI drivers installed and catalyst control center. I first noticed the problem just after install where I am unable to see any of the screensavers that have GL in the title. My screen just goes black even in preview mode.
I started downloading a few games. All my 2d games work, but when I installed Oolite all I got was a black screen. So I uninstalled all my ATi software and Oolite worked just fine without the ATI drivers. The screen savers still refuse to work and I am not sure where to begin to diagnose the problem. I also notice alot of tearing when watching any sort of videos on my TV screen. I haven't found any way of creating a "theater mode" where by I get fullscreen video with full V synch on one monitor whilst windowed on the other monitor.
Below are a few of my system specs: CPU Type AMD Athlon 64, 2200 MHz (11 x 200) 3200+ Motherboard Name Unknown Motherboard Chipset SiS 761, AMD Hammer System Memory 1024 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM) BIOS Type AMI (11/09/07) Display Video Adapter ATI Radeon HD 4300/4500 Series (512 MB) Multimedia Audio Adapter Analog Devices AD1888 @ SiS 7012 Audio Device
Natty Narwhal with Catalyst Control Center for the ATI Radeon and FireGL graphics accelerators is installed.
Version-- 2:8.840-0ubuntu4 (fglrx-amdcccle)
Launching and configuring dual monitor support that connects and expands my Desktop/Workspace when my laptop is docked works fine. However, it does not want to retain the settings after a restart and I am forced to set it each time. Ideas?
I have an ATI Radeon 5850 card with 2 17" monitors, plus a 46" TV via HDMI (disabled, except for BD plaback under windows) under Debian 6.0/Squeeze. When I first installed this system, it worked fine with all 3 screens (only 2 enabled at a time). Sometime in the past few weeks though, it's decided to revert to a single-display setup. I can't find any errors in the logfiles, and it works perfectly fine when I re-enabled the secondary display via the ATI Catalyst Control center.
The auto-generated xorg.conf isn't configured to use the second display (even after re-generating one using "aticonfig -initial=dual-head"), and it is not being modified when I change settings in the Catalyst Control Center.Updating display settings after every boot is just a bit annoying.
After installing Catalyst with VA-API began a strange problem with the sound via HDMI. Prior to installing the sound worked fine. Platform: MSI E350IA-E45 with Radeon HD 6310 and AMD Zacate E350 Version of Catalyst 11.4. After installing the sound is playing with a terrible noise Sample: [URL]... I already tried all the audio outputs, but this does not solve the problem. The problem occurs only when the transmission of sound through HDMI.
Ubuntu 10.10 x64. Got a second monitor and enabled Xinerama. It asked me to restart, I did. I opened ATI Catalyst Control Center after the restart and saw the control panel window open for about half a second before suddenly finding myself at the login screen.
ATI Catalyst Control Center has always seemed to work fine up until I enabled Xinerama. I tried removing the ATI driver, restarting, re-enabling it, restarting, and ATI Catalyst Control Center worked fine again. But, as soon as I enabled Xinerama it went back to logging me out whenever I tried to open the control center. I've tried from the GUI menu as well as the terminal using 'gksudo amdcccle', same result every time.
The dual monitor functionality seems fine, but I need to get back into the control center to adjust the colors. I do a lot of photo editing, and the adjustments in the control center really is a great tool to let me get the colors how I'd like.
I realize that Canonical is not responsible for the Catalyst driver, but I can't seem to operate outside of the Ubuntu Classic (no effects) mode for 64 bit Natty, and I was curius if anyone else had encountered or resolved this.
When I upgraded from 10.10 (I was using the fglrx package), xorg would immediately crash. I was able to reach the gdm screen only using recovery mode. I uninstalled the fglrx package, and now I can boot into Ubuntu Classic (no effects) mode only (no other desktop will work) using the open-source driver at no greater than 1280x1024.
When I try to re-install the catalyst driver using aptitude or Administration->Additional Drivers, the installation fails:
(jockey.log: WARNING: modinfo for module fglrx failed: ERROR: modinfo: could not find module fglrx)
Similarly, package generation from the AMD page fails:
I installed squeeze on my eeepc 1015ped and downloaded the correct firmware-brcm80211 drivers but every time I scan for my network using iwconfig wlan0 scan or wicd, my computer completely freezes. I previously had a solid install running xmonad, and wicd was working like a charm (using the same broadcom driver) but i tinkered too much with it and decided to do a fresh install. I haven't quite run into a problem like this before.
On a Karmic desktop with a Radeon 2600 hd video card, my screen goes black for a couple of seconds when opening an avi (divx or mjpeg).The video starts playing immediatly but I only see a black screen. Using Movie Player, its a black screen window, using vlc or gmplayer or mplayer ,the all screen goes black. It does not happen if I use the ati open source driver (but then flash full screen crashes...). I just installed the latest ati catalyst (10.2) and the problem remains.....
I've been working on this off and on for the last couple of days and I can't seem to get this working. I'm using the latest Catalyst Control Center (11.5) and I've also got xorg.conf set up for this resolution. If I switch the driver in xorg.conf to radeon from fglrx, I can get my 1920x1080 resolution (only on GNOME;the login screen and Fluxbox have a black bar on the left that cuts off about a quarter of the screen). When using fglrx and Catalyst Control Center, I can only get a maximum resolution of 1600x1200.
I can't figure out how to specify a particular scan size in xsane. The only place I can find to change size is in preview, where there is a drop down list of choices including letter port. How do I specify an arbitrary size in inches?
Is There A Way Yet To Fix The Black All The Way Aroung The Screen With HDMI.Its Really Just A Digital Issue I Think!.It Works Through VGA Fine But The Audio Xtra Wire Thing Is A Drag.It Would Be Nice To Get Catalyst Working ( The Overscan Underscan Tab Like Windows) But Xorg.conf Would Be OK I Guess.
OI hooked my sony vaio laptop (running ubuntu 9.10) up to my vizio tv using vga cable, my tv also has a port for rca cable next to vga port. I plugged both cables into my tv and the picture worked right away, but no sound.