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#1 2019-11-27 15:21:08

dartheian
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Registered: 2019-03-19
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Screen does not fit into monitor with nvidia driver

My laptop has Optimus support (it has an Intel integrated card and an NVidia discrete card). I just installed optimus-manager and when I switch to the nvidia driver my screen does not fit into the monitor. Same thing happens when i use multiple monitors trough HDMI.

xdpyinfo | grep -B2 resolution

screen #0:
  dimensions:    1920x1080 pixels (508x285 millimeters)
  resolution:    96x96 dots per inch

Resolution is correct but my monitor is not 508x285 millimeters.

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#2 2019-11-27 15:57:46

seth
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Registered: 2012-09-03
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Re: Screen does not fit into monitor with nvidia driver

xdpyinfo caclulates the output dimensions from given DPI and geometry, the number doesn't determine anything - what's the output of "xrandr -q"?
Also I'm not quite sure what the actual problem here is, can you please elaborate on "screen does not fit into the monitor"?

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#3 2019-12-01 12:15:26

dartheian
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Re: Screen does not fit into monitor with nvidia driver

My fault, everything works fine on my laptop monitor now. Unfortunately when I connect my laptop to my TV using the HDMI port, the screen still does not fit into the TV monitor.

seth wrote:

Also I'm not quite sure what the actual problem here is, can you please elaborate on "screen does not fit into the monitor"?

I meant that my i3 screen does not fit into the monitor borders. The i3 screen is too big and part of it is cut off by TV borders. For example: I can move my mouse cursor "beyond" TV borders and the cursor disappears. The status bar is not visible, but if I move the cursor on the bottom right I can see the tooltips from the system tray applets. So the bottom and the right part of my screen is "outside" the TV monitor and I would like to resize it  in order to make it fit into the monitor.
Sorry for my bad english.

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#4 2019-12-01 12:33:50

seth
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Registered: 2012-09-03
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Re: Screen does not fit into monitor with nvidia driver

The TV has probably an overscan feature - ideally you can switch it off there - otherwise you'll have the viewport transformation in nvidia settings to map the output into a smaller geometry, but that means the GPU scales the output down so that the TV can upscale it w/o harm - that's lossy and will result in a blurry image.

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