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I have been trying for days to correct the overscan on my tv in ubuntu. I am using an ASUS P5N7A-VM motherboard with and integrated 9300 nvidia card. The board is hooked up through my HDMI cable to my tv. My tv is a Sony KDF-55X955 which accepts up to 1080i resolution. I have tried many changed to the xorg.conf file and nothing seems to work. I have updated to the lasted nvidia drivers using Envy - which i believe is v177.


here is my current xorg.conf file:
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# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 1.0  ([email protected])  Tue Nov  4 14:07:17 PST 2008


Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Layout0"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Files"
    RgbPath         "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
EndSection

Section "Module"
    Load           "dbe"
    Load           "extmod"
    Load           "type1"
    Load           "freetype"
    Load           "glx"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "kbd"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
#    VendorName     "Unknown"
#    ModelName      "Unknown"
    Option         "DPMS"
#    Modeline "[email protected]" 74.160 1920 2558 2602 2750 1080 1084 1089 1125 +hsync +vsync
#    Modeline "[email protected]" 148.500 1920 2448 2492 2640 1080 1084 1089 1125 +hsync +vsync
#    Modeline "[email protected]" 148.350 1920 2008 2052 2200 1080 1084 1089 1125 +hsync +vsync
     Modeline "[email protected]" 74.25 1920 2008 2052 2200 1080 1084 1094 1124 +hsync +vsync
    HorizSync       15.0 - 68.0
    VertRefresh     23.0 - 61.0
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "NoLogo"
    Option         "DynamicTwinView" "false"
    Option         "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
    Option         "ExactModeTimingsDVI" "True" 
        
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes      "[email protected]"
    EndSubSection
EndSection
here is a snippet from the Xorg log file
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(II) Setting vga for screen 0.
(**) NVIDIA(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
(==) NVIDIA(0): RGB weight 888
(==) NVIDIA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
(==) NVIDIA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "NoLogo"
(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "ExactModeTimingsDVI" "True"
(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "DynamicTwinView" "false"
(**) NVIDIA(0): Enabling RENDER acceleration
(II) NVIDIA(0): Support for GLX with the Damage and Composite X extensions is
(II) NVIDIA(0):     enabled.
(II) NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA GPU MCP7A-S (C79) at PCI:3:0:0 (GPU-0)
(--) NVIDIA(0): Memory: 524288 kBytes
(--) NVIDIA(0): VideoBIOS: 62.79.34.00.00
(--) NVIDIA(0): Interlaced video modes are supported on this GPU
(--) NVIDIA(0): Connected display device(s) on MCP7A-S at PCI:3:0:0:
(--) NVIDIA(0):     SONY TV (DFP-0)
(--) NVIDIA(0): SONY TV (DFP-0): 165.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
(--) NVIDIA(0): SONY TV (DFP-0): Internal Single Link TMDS
(II) NVIDIA(0): Assigned Display Device: DFP-0
(WW) NVIDIA(0): No valid modes for "[email protected]"; removing.
(WW) NVIDIA(0): 
(WW) NVIDIA(0): Unable to validate any modes; falling back to the default mode
(WW) NVIDIA(0):     "nvidia-auto-select".
(WW) NVIDIA(0): 
(II) NVIDIA(0): Validated modes:
(II) NVIDIA(0):     "nvidia-auto-select"
(II) NVIDIA(0): Virtual screen size determined to be 1920 x 1080
(WW) NVIDIA(0): SONY TV (DFP-0)'s EDID does not contain a maximum image size;
(WW) NVIDIA(0):     cannot compute DPI from SONY TV (DFP-0)'s EDID.
(==) NVIDIA(0): DPI set to (75, 75); computed from built-in default
(**) NVIDIA(0): Enabling 32-bit ARGB GLX visuals.
(--) Depth 24 pixmap format is 32 bpp
here is what showed up in the Xorg.0.log when i ran the command startx -- -logverbose 6
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(II) NVIDIA(0): 
(--) NVIDIA(0): Connected display device(s) on MCP7A-S at PCI:3:0:0:
(--) NVIDIA(0):     SONY TV (DFP-0)
(--) NVIDIA(0): SONY TV (DFP-0): 165.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
(--) NVIDIA(0): SONY TV (DFP-0): Internal Single Link TMDS
(--) NVIDIA(0): SONY TV (DFP-0): Native FlatPanel Scaling is supported
(--) NVIDIA(0): SONY TV (DFP-0): DFP modes are not limited to 60 Hz refresh
(--) NVIDIA(0):     rate
(--) NVIDIA(0): SONY TV (DFP-0): DFP is not internal to notebook
(--) NVIDIA(0): 
(--) NVIDIA(0): --- EDID for SONY TV (DFP-0) ---
(--) NVIDIA(0): EDID Version                 : 1.3
(--) NVIDIA(0): Manufacturer                 : SNY
(--) NVIDIA(0): Monitor Name                 : SONY TV
(--) NVIDIA(0): Product ID                   : 504
(--) NVIDIA(0): 32-bit Serial Number         : 16843009
(--) NVIDIA(0): Serial Number String         : 
(--) NVIDIA(0): Manufacture Date             : 2004, week 0
(--) NVIDIA(0): DPMS Capabilities            :
(--) NVIDIA(0): Prefer first detailed timing : Yes
(--) NVIDIA(0): Supports GTF                 : No
(--) NVIDIA(0): Maximum Image Size           : 0mm x 0mm
(--) NVIDIA(0): Valid HSync Range            : 15.0 kHz - 46.0 kHz
(--) NVIDIA(0): Valid VRefresh Range         : 59 Hz - 61 Hz
(--) NVIDIA(0): EDID maximum pixel clock     : 80.0 MHz
(--) NVIDIA(0): 
(--) NVIDIA(0): Detailed Timings:
(--) NVIDIA(0):   1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz
(--) NVIDIA(0):     Pixel Clock      : 74.25 MHz
(--) NVIDIA(0):     HRes, HSyncStart : 1920, 2008
(--) NVIDIA(0):     HSyncEnd, HTotal : 2052, 2200
(--) NVIDIA(0):     VRes, VSyncStart : 1080, 1084
(--) NVIDIA(0):     VSyncEnd, VTotal : 1094, 1124
(--) NVIDIA(0):     H/V Polarity     : +/+
(--) NVIDIA(0):     Extra            : Interlaced
from this debug log i created the following log line:
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Modeline "[email protected]" 74.25 1920 2008 2052 2200 1080 1084 1094 1124 +hsync +vsync
however, no matter how i put it in the xorg.conf file, i can never get the screen right. It seems to not find this configuation anywhere.
 

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According to the reviews and specs I've found, the KDF-55XS955 TV circa 2004 doesn't have 1080 native resolution, but only 720. Set your display for 1280x720 and see what you get. It will accept up to a 1080i video source, but it still can't display anything above it's native resolution. IOW's the 1080i input will be downconverted by the TV to 720p. Start with that and it should work right.
 

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do you know where you found that spec? I would be curious to take a look at that. I've had this tv for a while and was positive it does 1080i... even shows it on the display.
 

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do you know where you found that spec? I would be curious to take a look at that. I've had this tv for a while and was positive it does 1080i... even shows it on the display.

I don't remember exactly, but I'm sure it started with a google search for

KDF-55X955. I then discovered that you left the S out and searched for KDF-55XS955. I saw 2 reviews that list pixel count at about 1M, which is less than that required for 1920x1080 resolution. But I'm not familiar with projection TV, so I could be wrong if it a tube type projector. Have you tried running nvidia-settings to see if you can correct the display?
 

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Originally Posted by dbldown768 /forum/post/15593848


do you know where you found that spec? I would be curious to take a look at that. I've had this tv for a while and was positive it does 1080i... even shows it on the display.

accepting 1080i as an input and displaying it are two very different things. The native resolution of your set is 1386x768 -- all signals input, whether 480i/p, 720p. or 1080i -- are being converted to "768p." You should set your PC to output 1386x768 for optimal results, so that the PC/video card is handling the scaling, and not your TV


link to specs: here
 

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1386x788 sure is a weird res. I've never seen before. I'm wondering if that's not supposed to be 1366x768, which is pretty much the standard for most LCD TV's. If so he should probably use 1360x768. Although I've also used 1280x720 and then let the Tv do the conversion.
 

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Don't know which is right, but the actual user manual says this.


Page 46.


Note that this TV displays all format types of picture in a resolution of 1368 dots x 768 lines.
 

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Moral of the story- avoid Sony displays at any cost!



But seriously (actually, I'm serious), there is no excuse for a VGA or HDMI/DVI equipped display made in the past 5 years or so to not 1:1 pixel map its native resolution (or close to it in the case of 1360x768 1:1 mapped on a 1366/8x768 display).


There should be a "1:1", "Native" or other option in the display's set up menus to disable all scaling (display scaling is the cause of over/underscan issues)


If not, consider selling the display if you plan to use a computer with it.
 
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