LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 09-25-2008, 07:19 PM   #1
Balarabay1
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: Florida
Distribution: SUSE 11.0/x86 KDE
Posts: 334

Rep: Reputation: 30
Connecting Laptop to TV via S-Video cable


I connected my laptop to my tv with the S-Video cable, then entered <xrandr>, which displayed TV CONNECTED. How come I am still looking at my laptop screen?? I also did a <xrandr --output TV --auto>. Someone here must be connecting their laptop to a tv....how are you doing it? Intel 965GM video card. Dell Vostro 1500. Thanks

Last edited by Balarabay1; 09-25-2008 at 07:46 PM.
 
Old 09-25-2008, 08:06 PM   #2
Electro
Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2002
Posts: 6,042

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
My notebook computer uses a nVidia GeForce8 8400M GS, so it is easy for me to output to a TV or a secondary display. The utility nvidia-settings provides a quick way to output to a TV or secondary display with out editing /etc/X11/xorg.conf. My /etc/X11/xorg.conf has two profiles that use for different setups. One for home and other for mobile use, so it is complicated.

It seems to me you are using an Intel or ATI graphics which will give you problems. Utility xrandr may have to be run as root.

Quote:
How come I am still looking at my laptop screen??
Maybe you only have two eyes, so you need four eyes. ::p

Have not oil the neck in order to turn it to see the TV.

Seriously, you may not be on the correct input for the TV.


From the information that you gave. Your question will not be answer effectively.
 
Old 09-25-2008, 08:15 PM   #3
Balarabay1
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: Florida
Distribution: SUSE 11.0/x86 KDE
Posts: 334

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
LOL....your funny.

You must think your dealing with an idiot. Boy are you wrong. OBVIOUSLY I have my s-video connected to the Video-2 (s-video) input on my tv, and it was set for video-2 (s-video) on my Plasma. Said NO SIGNAL!


xorg.conf:

Section "Monitor"
DisplaySize 331 207
HorizSync 30-62
Identifier "Monitor[0]"
ModelName "CP041 LCD MONITOR"
Option "DPMS"
Option "PreferredMode" "1280x800"
VendorName "SEC"
VertRefresh 43-60
UseModes "Modes[0]"
EndSection


Section "Modes"
Identifier "Modes[0]"
EndSection


Section "Screen"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1280x800" "1280x768" "1280x720" "1024x768" "1280x600" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x800" "1280x768" "1280x720" "1024x768" "1280x600" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x800" "1280x768" "1280x720" "1024x768" "1280x600" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x800" "1280x768" "1280x720" "1024x768" "1280x600" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
Device "Device[0]"
Identifier "Screen[0]"
Monitor "Monitor[0]"
EndSection


Section "Device"
BoardName "965 GM"
BusID "0:2:0"
Driver "intel"
Identifier "Device[0]"
Option "SaXDualHead"
Option "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps" "true"
Option "monitor-LVDS" "Monitor[0]"
Option "SaXDualMonitorVendor" "--> VESA"
Option "SaXDualOrientation" "LeftOf"
Option "SaXDualResolution" "1024x768"
Option "SaXDualMode" "Clone"
Option "SaXDualHSync" "31-50"
Option "SaXDualMonitorModel" "1024X768@60HZ"
Option "SaXDualVSync" "50-60"
Option "SaXExternal" "Identifier&EXT+DisplaySize&+VendorName&--> VESA+PreferredMode&1024x768+HorizSync&31-50+ModelName&1024X768@60HZ+VertRefresh&50-60"
Screen 0
VendorName "Intel"
EndSection


Section "Monitor"
HorizSync 31-50
Identifier "EXT"
ModelName "1024X768@60HZ"
Option "PreferredMode" "1024x768"
VendorName "--> VESA"
VertRefresh 50-60
EndSection


Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout[all]"
InputDevice "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Mouse[3]" "SendCoreEvents"
Option "Clone" "off"
Option "Xinerama" "off"
Screen "Screen[0]"
EndSection


Section "DRI"
Group "video"
Mode 0660
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
EndSection

Last edited by Balarabay1; 09-25-2008 at 08:19 PM.
 
Old 09-26-2008, 06:04 PM   #4
Electro
Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2002
Posts: 6,042

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
SUSE is proprietary, so using Linux ways may not or will not work for your setup. You can try do the steps on the following page.

http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/tip/17939.html

The following is more in depth that may screw up sax2 or similar SUSE proprietary utilities.

http://gentoo-wiki.com/Intel_GMA
http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Xorg_RandR_1.2

I recommend buy a notebook computer that comes with a nVidia graphics because using xrandr and fooling around with it will not be reliable for each setup. A GeForce8 8400M GS or GeForce9 9300 is what I recommend for notebooks.


Good luck
 
Old 09-27-2008, 06:47 AM   #5
Linuxmaster001
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2008
Posts: 40

Rep: Reputation: 15
i am to having a problem with connecting my laptop to tv. im using s-video cable that is connected to a scart convertor which is connected to the tv. my graphics card is ati radeon x1250. i am getting picture but it is black and white, any ideas how to get color? i tried fiddling around a bit, but no luck.

Linux Archive

Last edited by Linuxmaster001; 10-06-2008 at 02:23 AM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Connecting two computers with a USB cable (data cable) seran Linux - General 5 08-01-2006 04:51 PM
connecting desktop to laptop video harisund Linux - Hardware 1 11-21-2005 07:56 AM
Connecting old laptop with parallel cable Bad_Bob Linux - Software 5 01-13-2005 07:04 PM
Cable Internet not connecting zarathaz Mandriva 2 07-06-2004 10:05 AM
Connecting Windows XP laptop to Redhat Box vis Parallel cable RickyM Linux - Networking 4 05-07-2004 08:01 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:18 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration