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Old 12-10-2003, 06:48 PM   #1
no_leaf_clover
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Geforce FX 5200 TV Out Problems


Okay please forgive any blatant Newbieness on my behalf, whilst I am capable with computers Linux is kinda new to me...

I am running SuSE Linux 9.0 Pro
Athalon optimised Kernel
XFree86 4.3.0.1
NVidia's own 4496 1.0 drivers

I've been trying (unsuccessfully) to get TV Out working for the past few weeks, I've read the HOWTO provided with the NVidia drivers and made the alterations to my XF86config file both manually and through SAX2 so currently it looks like this

Section "Device"
BoardName "0x322" (It's an MSI Geforce FX 5200)
Driver "nvidia"
Identifier "Device[0]"
Option "TwinView"
Option "NvAGP" "2"
Option "TVOutFormat" "Composite"
Option "TVStandard" "PAL-I"
Option "TwinViewOrientation" "Clone"
Screen 0
Option "Rotate" "off"
VendorName "NVidia"
EndSection

But I just can't get TV Out to display anything. I tried setting the TVOutFormat to SVIDEO, no difference. If I set the ConnectedMonitor setting to TV I can get the output on the TV but not the monitor, then if I try setting it to "TV" "CRT" it will only display on the monitor not the TV. Most frustrating.
TV-Out in Clone mode works in Microshaft Windoze ME and XP but I can't seem to get it to work in Linux. I had the same problem with a Geforce 4 MX 420 anybody know if it's something to do with the TV Decoder on the later Geforce cards or something like that? Any help would be appreciated.

Secondly even though I have put the line

Option "ZaxisMapping" "4 5" into XF86Config the mouse wheel doesn't do anything remotely useful, do I have to manually add instructions for it (by using imwheel or something) for every program?
 
Old 12-10-2003, 07:01 PM   #2
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Well first of all, the mouse part in XF86Config should look like this :

Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

That should fix the wheel problem.

If you want twin view, you have to have the same resolutions on both monitors (or monitor and TV). I also noticed 2 things about the way you have set it up....

Option "TVStandard" "PAL-I"
Option "TwinViewOrientation" "Clone"

I don't know where you live, but the "PAL-I" should probably be "NTSC-M". I know you might not live in those area's (used in Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador,
Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, South
Korea, Taiwan, United States of America, and Venezuela)
but it might help. Get rid of that "clone" option. Comment out that entire line or just delete it.
 
Old 12-10-2003, 07:06 PM   #3
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This was from my old card.....but it works pretty much the same with my FX5200

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 4 MX440"
VideoRam 65536
Option "NvAgp" "2"
##TWIN VIEW##
Option "TwinView"
Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30-50"
Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "60"
Option "MetaModes" "1024x768, 1024x768; 800x600, 800x600; 720x480, 720x480; 640x480, 640x480;"
Option "TVStandard" "NTSC-M"
EndSection
 
Old 12-10-2003, 07:36 PM   #4
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Okay the mouse part in XF86Config does have the line
Option "Protocol" "imps/2"
Still no real mouse scrollage unless it's an issue with Logitech mice?
I live in the UK so PAL-I is the correct standard, however tried it with NTSC-M... nothing changed, I tried removing the Clone line still no joy.
I also tried your settings Phorem, and X refused to boot ^___^ don't ya love it when that happens, I backed up the XF86 file though and was able to sort that one easily...
So back to square 1 as it were... next?
 
Old 12-10-2003, 07:40 PM   #5
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Of course a good solution would be a VGA box to allow me to convert my monitor output to TV and then get a monitor junction to Amp and split the signals between two outputs, the only problem with that is extra cableage and what with christmas coming up I'm fresh out of money.
 
  


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