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Old 05-29-2004, 05:43 AM   #1
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2 video modes, can i switch without reboot?


my video card has 2 outputs, a monitor output, and an svideo out... is there a way to switch between the two without rebooting?
 
Old 05-29-2004, 10:45 AM   #2
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If it's an nvidia, you can try the nvtv software.
 
Old 05-29-2004, 04:22 PM   #3
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yes, it is a nvidia, what does the nvtv do?
 
Old 05-29-2004, 07:19 PM   #4
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i found this

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My GeForce 4 Ti 4200 works with twinview using the following configuration and the NVidia closed driver :

Section "Device"
Identifier "NVIDIA GeForce 4"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA GeForce 4"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 4"

Option "TwinView"
Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30-50"
Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "60"
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "null,TV" <- Yes, "null,TV", this is the trick !
Option "TVStandard" "NTSC-M"
Option "TwinViewOrientation" "Clone"
Option "MetaModes" "1600x1200,null;1280x1024,null;1152x870,null;800x600,800x600;640x480,640x480"
EndSection

With this setup, the TV is not activated by default (@ 1600x1200) but by hitting CTRL ALT + or -, I can switch to 640x480 or 800x600 and activate the TV only when needed in clone mode.
but where do i change that in the /etc/X11/XF86Config file??
 
Old 05-30-2004, 03:00 PM   #5
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Take a look at this:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/nv-tv-out/
 
  


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