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I have a DVI to HDMI converter for my television. I used to use DVI to VGA and it worked correctly. I switched, and now the television won't display my screen properly. The info:

  • nvidia with gforce 9600
  • fedora 16 (soon to be 17)
  • RCA LED 24" television

what's going on is that the television will stretch the screen outside of the limits of the screen, so I don't see about 1-1.5 inches of the outer edges. When I go into the settings for the resolution, it tells me that the screen is 19" television, which it isn't. Plus, it's on the highest resolution. I tried to change to a lower res, but the screen is still stretched. Taking away the nvidia nouvaeu drivers does nothing but crash my xorg. And help on this?

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Why did you switch from a VGA connection to HDMI? What is the actual (aka native) resolution of the RCA display? Are there any display modes on the RCA TV for one-to-one pixel mapping (aka "just fit" mode)? BTW what you are seeing is called overscan (of the image). – sawdust Apr 22 '12 at 22:14
The weird part is that it work until I do a software update on the system. I reinstalled my OS a couple of times while trying to fix this problem. I switched out to HDMI for a better quality. – psion Apr 22 '12 at 22:15

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