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Old 06-10-2006, 09:41 AM   #1
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Help for TV-Out

hi I have setup FC4 and have Gforce FX 5200 (256 Mb)
I would like to use the tv out option provided. I have updated my system with the latest nvidia driver available on their web site.

I have also read from this forum that if u plug-in the svideo cable in then the set auto configures the xorg.conf file. But the setup only did make the change for the new driver. This forum has TV - out setup for gentoo and Mandriva but not fedora core4. I am a bit worried so can any one help me to configure it i use a
21 inch tv.

below is my xorg.config file.

thanks in advance.

# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig: version 1.0 (buildmeister@builder3) Mon May 15 13:23:42 PDT 2006

# XFree86 4 configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

Section "Files"

# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
# no need to change the default.
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
FontPath "unix/:7100"

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "glx"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"

Section "InputDevice"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# or:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Samsung Samtron 56E/57E/56V"
DisplaySize 280 210
HorizSync 30.0 - 55.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 120.0
Option "dpms"

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce FX (generic)"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1152x864" "1152x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
Old 06-10-2006, 10:27 AM   #2
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Distrobutions aren't THAT different, so you should be able to use their tutorials/articles/threads.
Old 06-10-2006, 11:12 AM   #3
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This options worked for me:

Option      "RenderAccel" "true"
Option      "TwinView"
Option      "SecondMonitorHorizSync"        "30-50"
Option      "SecondMonitorVertRefresh"      "60"
Option      "MetaModes" "1024x768, 1024x768; 800x600, 800x600; 640x480, 640x480"
Option      "TwinViewOrientation"           "Clone"
Option      "ConnectedMonitor"              "CRT, TV"
Option      "TVOutFormat"                   "AUTO"  # or "SVIDEO" or "COMPOSITE"
Option      "TVStandard"                    "NTSC-M"
You might need to change the "TVOoutFormat" option to
SVIDEO or COMPOSITE. Just try this ones out. When
I was looking for this options I needed a lot of trial
and error testing.

Good luck!



nvidia, tvout

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