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Old 07-11-2006, 03:24 AM   #1
Tristan9669
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Extended Desktop onto TV


I have Ubuntu 6.06 with an ATI 9000(w/ s-video out). I want to know how I can setup an extended desktop onto a tv using the s-video out(just like I do on XP).
 
Old 07-12-2006, 12:33 PM   #2
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The setup depends on whether you want your TV to be an extension of your current CRT display, or a seperate display.

Here's the relevent xorg.conf settings I use for a SEPERATE DISPLAY with a nVidia card, svideo hooked up to a TV running at 640x480, VGA hooked up to a CRT running at 1024x768. It is very important to get your HorizSync and VertRefresh setup correctly for your TV. Check your TV's specs. Setting these too high can damage or destroy your TV. HorizSync of 30-50 is generally considered safe for TV's I believe, 60 for VertRefresh. But no guarrantees on these settings from me - verify your TV's specs yourself!!!
Code:
Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "AOpen keyboard"
        Driver          "keyboard"
        Option          "CoreKeyboard"
        Option          "XkbRules"              "xfree86"
        Option          "XkbModel"              "pc104"
        Option          "XkbLayout"             "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Logitech mouse"
        Driver          "mouse"
        Option          "CorePointer"
        Option          "Device"                "/dev/input/mice"
        Option          "Protocol"              "ImPS/2"
        Option          "Emulate3Buttons"       "true"
        Option          "ZAxisMapping"          "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        Identifier      "nVidia MX4000 (VGA output)"
        Driver          "nvidia"
        BusID           "PCI:1:0:0"
        Screen          0
        Option          "NoLogo"                "True"
        Option          "ConnectedMonitor"      "CRT"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        Identifier      "nVidia MX4000 (SVIDEO output)"
        Driver          "nvidia"
        BusID           "PCI:1:0:0"
        Screen          1
        Option          "NoLogo"                "True"
        Option          "ConnectedMonitor"      "TV"
        Option          "TVStandard"            "NTSC-M"
        Option          "TVOutFormat"           "SVIDEO"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier      "CRT"
        VendorName      "NEC"
        ModelName       "Multisync-70"
        Option          "DPMS"
        HorizSync       31-69
        # NEC states optimal at 1024x768@75Hz, set lower VertRefresh to force it
        # Actual VertRefresh specs for this monitor are 55-120
        VertRefresh     55-75
        DisplaySize     260 195
        # 100 DPI: calculated (1024*25.4)/100 = 260 and (768*25.4)/100 = 195
        # 96 DPI:  calculated (1024*25.4)/96  = 270 and (768*25.4)/96  = 203
        # 75 DPI:  calculated (1024*25.4)/75  = 346 and (768*25.4)/75  = 260
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier      "TV"
        VendorName      "Mitsubishi"
        ModelName       "60 inch rear projection TV"
        HorizSync       30-50
        VertRefresh     60
        DisplaySize     163 122
        Modeline        "640x480@60" 24.11 640 672 760 792 480 490 495 505
        #Modeline       "800x600@60" 38.21 800 832 976 1008 600 612 618 631
        # 100 DPI: calculated (640*25.4)/100 = 163 and (480*25.4)/100 = 122
        # 96 DPI:  calculated (640*25.4)/96  = 169 and (480*25.4)/96  = 127
        # 75 DPI:  calculated (640*25.4)/75  = 216 and (480*25.4)/75  = 162
        # 100 DPI: calculated (800*25.4)/100 = 203 and (600*25.4)/100 = 152
        # 96 DPI:  calculated (800*25.4)/96  = 211 and (600*25.4)/96  = 158
        # 75 DPI:  calculated (800*25.4)/75  = 270 and (600*25.4)/75  = 203
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier      "Computer Monitor"
        Device          "nVidia MX4000 (VGA output)"
        Monitor         "CRT"
        DefaultDepth    24
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           24
                Modes           "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier      "Television"
        Device          "nVidia MX4000 (SVIDEO output)"
        Monitor         "TV"
        DefaultDepth    24
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           24
                Modes           "640x480"
        EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier      "Default"
        Screen          0               "Computer Monitor"
        Screen          1               "Television" leftOf "Computer Monitor"
        InputDevice     "AOpen keyboard"
        InputDevice     "Logitech mouse"
EndSection

Last edited by haertig; 07-12-2006 at 12:35 PM.
 
Old 07-12-2006, 01:03 PM   #3
Tristan9669
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Quote:
Originally Posted by haertig
The setup depends on whether you want your TV to be an extension of your current CRT display, or a seperate display.

Here's the relevent xorg.conf settings I use for a SEPERATE DISPLAY with a nVidia card, svideo hooked up to a TV running at 640x480, VGA hooked up to a CRT running at 1024x768. It is very important to get your HorizSync and VertRefresh setup correctly for your TV. Check your TV's specs. Setting these too high can damage or destroy your TV. HorizSync of 30-50 is generally considered safe for TV's I believe, 60 for VertRefresh. But no guarrantees on these settings from me - verify your TV's specs yourself!!!
Code:
Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "AOpen keyboard"
        Driver          "keyboard"
        Option          "CoreKeyboard"
        Option          "XkbRules"              "xfree86"
        Option          "XkbModel"              "pc104"
        Option          "XkbLayout"             "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Logitech mouse"
        Driver          "mouse"
        Option          "CorePointer"
        Option          "Device"                "/dev/input/mice"
        Option          "Protocol"              "ImPS/2"
        Option          "Emulate3Buttons"       "true"
        Option          "ZAxisMapping"          "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        Identifier      "nVidia MX4000 (VGA output)"
        Driver          "nvidia"
        BusID           "PCI:1:0:0"
        Screen          0
        Option          "NoLogo"                "True"
        Option          "ConnectedMonitor"      "CRT"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        Identifier      "nVidia MX4000 (SVIDEO output)"
        Driver          "nvidia"
        BusID           "PCI:1:0:0"
        Screen          1
        Option          "NoLogo"                "True"
        Option          "ConnectedMonitor"      "TV"
        Option          "TVStandard"            "NTSC-M"
        Option          "TVOutFormat"           "SVIDEO"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier      "CRT"
        VendorName      "NEC"
        ModelName       "Multisync-70"
        Option          "DPMS"
        HorizSync       31-69
        # NEC states optimal at 1024x768@75Hz, set lower VertRefresh to force it
        # Actual VertRefresh specs for this monitor are 55-120
        VertRefresh     55-75
        DisplaySize     260 195
        # 100 DPI: calculated (1024*25.4)/100 = 260 and (768*25.4)/100 = 195
        # 96 DPI:  calculated (1024*25.4)/96  = 270 and (768*25.4)/96  = 203
        # 75 DPI:  calculated (1024*25.4)/75  = 346 and (768*25.4)/75  = 260
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier      "TV"
        VendorName      "Mitsubishi"
        ModelName       "60 inch rear projection TV"
        HorizSync       30-50
        VertRefresh     60
        DisplaySize     163 122
        Modeline        "640x480@60" 24.11 640 672 760 792 480 490 495 505
        #Modeline       "800x600@60" 38.21 800 832 976 1008 600 612 618 631
        # 100 DPI: calculated (640*25.4)/100 = 163 and (480*25.4)/100 = 122
        # 96 DPI:  calculated (640*25.4)/96  = 169 and (480*25.4)/96  = 127
        # 75 DPI:  calculated (640*25.4)/75  = 216 and (480*25.4)/75  = 162
        # 100 DPI: calculated (800*25.4)/100 = 203 and (600*25.4)/100 = 152
        # 96 DPI:  calculated (800*25.4)/96  = 211 and (600*25.4)/96  = 158
        # 75 DPI:  calculated (800*25.4)/75  = 270 and (600*25.4)/75  = 203
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier      "Computer Monitor"
        Device          "nVidia MX4000 (VGA output)"
        Monitor         "CRT"
        DefaultDepth    24
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           24
                Modes           "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier      "Television"
        Device          "nVidia MX4000 (SVIDEO output)"
        Monitor         "TV"
        DefaultDepth    24
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           24
                Modes           "640x480"
        EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier      "Default"
        Screen          0               "Computer Monitor"
        Screen          1               "Television" leftOf "Computer Monitor"
        InputDevice     "AOpen keyboard"
        InputDevice     "Logitech mouse"
EndSection
no, I wanted to have an extension onto the tv
 
  


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