Solved TV/PC Monitor Displays incorrect

Home built / Asus m4a88t-v evo/usb3
September 17, 2016 at 05:29:36
Specs: Win 7 x64Ult., Linux Mint 17.2 x64, Mint 18 x64, AMD Phenom II x4 955 B.E. Deneb 3.2Ghz/ 8Gig Ram
I have a Hisense 40" Smart TV which doubles as my computer monitor, 1080p. Model: LTDN40K220WUS_1
I have an XFX ATI Radeon 5770 HD video card, 1080p.

I am using Linux Mint 18.

I use an HDMI cable to attach the TV to the Computer so I can watch HD on my pc.

In Linux Mint 18 it displays too much, for instance when I open a browser I can't see the menu or the exit, minimize buttons; some of the display is off the screen.

In my other O.S. Mint 17.2 I installed Catalyst Control Center and that allowed me to resize the screen. I downloaded those drivers for Mint 18 although mint 18’s package base is 16.04 and mint 17.2’s is 14.04 but that broke 18, had to re-install mint.

After re-installing 18, I changed the default driver to the propriety driver (the choice in ‘Driver Manager’) and no help there. Just displaying too much. This is 1080x1920, I can go to a lower res but I don’t want that.

Does anyone have an idea how to make this display correctly ?

Do you think AMD/ATI will release a C.C.C. driver for 18 ?


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September 17, 2016 at 14:02:08
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Try your TV's screen options. Widescreen, Native, Stretch, and/or Zoom. I would guess the default would be a native format.

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September 18, 2016 at 02:05:04
That did it.

I first changed the Aspect and that did not correct the display area. So I looked around in the Menu>Picture>Advanced Settings and there was a choice there named 'Overscan'; it was on, I turned it off and viola everything fits now.

Thanks stiefler182.

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September 18, 2016 at 19:15:54
Thanks for the update. Glad to hear you figured it out.

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