Connecting a TV via HDMI

jon danniken jondanniken at
Fri Sep 11 02:19:31 BST 2020

For the overscan, I find using intel_panel_fitter (from
intel-gpu-tools) works for me.  From a laptop using 1280x720
resolution, I set x to 1200 and y to 670 and end up with a good
result.   The full command I use is as follows:

sudo intel_panel_fitter -p B -x 1200 -y 670


On Thu, Sep 10, 2020 at 7:30 PM Dave Close <dave at> wrote:
> I have a Motile M141 laptop running Fedora 32 with KDE and completely
> up-to-date on all software according to DNF. I'm really very happy
> with the laptop. It's fast, light-weight, and capable. The built-in
> screen runs at 1920 x 1080.
> When I attach a TV using an HDMI cable, the laptop screen goes dark
> and the TV screen lights up. I get the same effect if the TV is
> attached before the laptop boots. The TV runs at a lower resolution
> but the picture adjusts properly. But there doesn't seem to be any
> way to get both screens to light up concurrently, either as a mirror
> or extension.
> Running KDE systemsettings while the TV is connected and viewing the
> output on the TV, systemsettings reports two displays but only shows
> one movable outline. The resolutions are reported differently for
> the two with the laptop screen resolution showing as 1920 x 1080. But
> nothing I've tried seems to make the laptop screen light up. Except
> disconnecting the HDMI cable which, of course, makes the TV go dark.
> Getting both screens working is my primary interest here and I'd
> appreciate any suggestions. But if and when that is resolved, I'll
> face the issue of overscan on the TV. To save time later, I'll ask
> now: Is there a way to shrink the TV display so that the edges are
> all visible?
> --
>         Dave Close

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