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Old 02-07-2008, 04:12 PM   #1
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How to Calibrate TV under Linux (NVIDIA)


Hi
I installed latest NVIDIA drivers from official site, connected TV through composite. I Set two separate X screen. My LCD to 1280x1024 & Tv to 1024x768 from nvidia-settings.

Everything is ok, the picture on TV goes little out of borders from all sides, that is why I can't see gnome menu on top and taskbar on bottom.
How to calibrate my TV under linux (My TV doesn't support it)

My xorg.conf is:

Code:
# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder26)  Fri Jan 11 14:27:25 PST 2008


Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Layout0"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" LeftOf "Screen1"
    Screen      1  "Screen1" 1280 0
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Files"
    RgbPath         "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
    FontPath        "unix/:7100"
EndSection

Section "Module"
    Load           "dbe"
    Load           "extmod"
    Load           "type1"
    Load           "freetype"
    Load           "glx"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"

# Removed Option "Xinerama" "0"
# Removed Option "Xinerama" "1"
    Option         "Xinerama" "0"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

    # generated from data in "/etc/sysconfig/keyboard"
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "kbd"
    Option         "XkbLayout" "ru,us"
    Option         "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option         "XkbOptions" "grp:shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"

    # HorizSync source: twinview, VertRefresh source: twinview
    Identifier     "Monitor1"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "TV-0"
    HorizSync       31.0 - 82.0
    VertRefresh     56.0 - 76.0
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"

    # HorizSync source: xconfig, VertRefresh source: xconfig
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "CRT-1"
    HorizSync       31.0 - 67.0
    VertRefresh     50.0 - 75.0
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Videocard0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName      "GeForce 8500 GT"
    BusID          "PCI:1:0:0"
    Screen          0
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Videocard1"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName      "GeForce 8500 GT"
    BusID          "PCI:1:0:0"
    Screen          1
EndSection

Section "Screen"

# Removed Option "metamodes" "TV: 800x600 +0+0"
    Identifier     "Screen1"
    Device         "Videocard0"
    Monitor        "Monitor1"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "TwinView" "0"
    Option         "metamodes" "TV: 1024x768 +0+0"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
    EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"

# Removed Option "metamodes" "CRT: 1280x1024 +0+0"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Videocard1"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "TwinView" "0"
    Option         "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "CRT-1"
    Option         "metamodes" "CRT: 1280x1024_60 +0+0"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
    EndSubSection
EndSection
 
Old 02-07-2008, 11:07 PM   #2
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I would guess this is a CRT TV with overscan areas. In this case, there is really no way to have it so that parts won't get cut off. The NVidia utility might work for you, though apparently not in all cases: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=104769
 
Old 02-08-2008, 11:50 AM   #3
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there is a nvidia xconfig somewhere when one install it
(root) sthg

my xorg.conf, if it can help you :
took me lot ot time to build it with xinerama:
Code:
# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder3)  Sat May 26 01:04:16 PDT 2007

# /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the /etc/X11/xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man /etc/X11/xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
 
# Section "ServerLayout"
#     Identifier     "Default Layout"
#     Screen         "ScreenDVI" 0 0
#     InputDevice    "Generic Keyboard"
#     InputDevice    "Configured Mouse"
# EndSection
## device
## Section "Device"
##     Identifier     "Generic Video Card"
##     Driver         "nvidia"
## EndSection
## Section "Monitor"
##     Identifier     "Generic Monitor"
##     HorizSync       28.0 - 51.0
##     VertRefresh     43.0 - 60.0
##     Option         "DPMS"
## EndSection
## screen

#Section "ServerFlags"
#	Option "xinerama" "true"
#	Option "DefaultServerLayout" "Multihead"
#EndSection


     Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier  "Mouse2"
    	Driver      "mouse"
    	Option "Protocol"    "IMPS/2"
	Option "Device"      "/dev/usb/fauxmouse"
        Option "Mode"   "Relative"
     EndSection






Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Default Layout"
    Screen      0  "ScreenDVI" 0 0
    Screen      1  "ScreenVGA" RightOf "ScreenDVI"
    Option          "Xinerama"  "On"
    InputDevice    "Generic Keyboard"
    InputDevice    "Configured Mouse"
    InputDevice "Mouse2" "SendCoreEvents"
EndSection

Section "Files"

	# path to defoma fonts
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
    FontPath        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
    FontPath        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
    FontPath        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
    FontPath        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
    FontPath        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
    FontPath        "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
EndSection

Section "Module"
    Load           "bitmap"
    Load           "ddc"
    Load           "extmod"
    Load           "freetype"
    Load           "glx"
    Load           "int10"
    Load           "vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Generic Keyboard"
    Driver         "kbd"
    Option         "CoreKeyboard"
    Option         "XkbRules" "xorg"
    Option         "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option         "XkbLayout" "fr"
    Option         "XkbVariant" "latin9"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Configured Mouse"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "CorePointer"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option         "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor Small"
    HorizSync       28.0 - 84.0
    VertRefresh     43.0 - 60.0
    Option         "DPMS"
    Option         "UseDisplayDevice" "CRT-1"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor Big"
    HorizSync       28.0 - 84.0
    VertRefresh     43.0 - 60.0
    Option         "DPMS"
    Option         "UseDisplayDevice" "DFP-0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "VGA"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    BusID          "PCI:1:0:0"
    Screen          0
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "DVI"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    BusID          "PCI:1:0:0"
    Screen          1
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "ScreenVGA"
    Device         "VGA"
    Monitor        "Monitor Small"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "NoLogo" "True"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes      "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "ScreenDVI"
    Device         "DVI"
    Monitor        "Monitor Big"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "NoLogo" "True"
    SubSection     "Display"

		# 1680x1050
        Depth       24
        Modes      "1680x1050" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
    Option         "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection
 
  


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