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Old 09-03-2005, 11:45 AM   #1
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Question GeForce FX 5200 TV-Out VGA-RCA Composite, Confusion...


Let me quickly state my problem: I have purchased a cable that goes from VGA to RCA Composite. I would like to watch movies I have on my computer on my TV, using this cable. I have read many different't HOW-TO's and posts from others, and now I have read so much I'm getting overwhelmed with this and confused. When I connect my TV to my computer I get a picture much smaller and imposable to read, and it is rotating around the screen.

I have read the nVidia README file and followed the TV-OUT appendix completely. I have seen other posts saying that the nVidia README file is wrong, so I don't know where to go. I have updated the to latest driver and I have a GeForce FX 5200.

I have set this up so that I need to start a new X using the TV screen, which is OK because all I want to do is play and movie and then have that X die, also when X dies I have to restart because all I get are green boxes that change randomly. This is the command I have been using:

X -screen TV :1 -ac & sleep 2; DISPLAY=:1 mplayer -fs -vo x11 -zoom -really-quiet $1;ps ax|grep 'X -screen TV'|cut -f 1 -d' '|xargs kill (I have made is a shell script, so $1 would be the argument passed that contains the location of the movie)

That is all the information I can think of right now, but if you need anything more... (xorg.conf follows)

I do not understand why this is not working, and would like to learn it to better understand X. So if you know of a good HOW-TO on this that will help me that would be appreciated also.

Thank you for you time, I'm sure (hope) this is something simple that I am overlooking,


Section "Module"
	Load  "dbe"  	# Double buffer extension
	SubSection	"extmod"
		Option  "omit xfree86-dga"   # don't initialise the DGA extension
	Load  "type1"
	Load  "freetype"
	#Load  "speedo"
	Load  "glx"
	Load "extmod"
	Load "fbdevhw"
	Load "v4l"
	Load "record"

Section "Files"
	RgbPath	 "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
	FontPath	 "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local"
	FontPath	 "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
	FontPath	 "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
	FontPath	 "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
	FontPath	 "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
	FontPath	 "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
	FontPath  "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
	FontPath  "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
	FontPath  "/usr/local/share/fonts"
	FontPath  "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts"
	FontPath  "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF"

Section "ServerFlags"

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Keyboard1"
	Driver      "kbd"

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Mouse1"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option      "Protocol"    "PS/2"
	Option      "Device"      "/dev/mouse"

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "My Monitor"
	HorizSync    31.5 - 50.0
	VertRefresh  40-90

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "TV-Monitor"
	VendorName   "Zenith"
	ModelName    "TV"
	Option       "ConnectedMonitor" "TV"
	HorizSync    30 - 50
	VertRefresh  60
	Option       "dpms"

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "VESA Framebuffer"
	Driver      "nvidia"

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "TV-Device"
	Driver      "nvidia"
	VendorName  "nVidia"
	BoardName   "nVidia GeForce FX 5200"
	Option      "RenderAccel" "On"
	Option      "NvAGP" "3"
	Option      "TVStandard" "NTSC-M"
	Option      "TVOutFormat" "COMPOSITE"
	Option      "ConectedMonitor" "TV"

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "VESA Framebuffer2"
	Driver      "vesa"

Section "Screen"
	Identifier  "Screen"
	Device      "VESA Framebuffer"
	Monitor     "My Monitor"
	DefaultDepth 24
	Subsection "Display"
		Depth       8
		Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	Subsection "Display"
		Depth       16
		Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	Subsection "Display"
		Depth       24
		Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	Subsection "Display"
		Depth       32
		Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

Section "Screen"
	Identifier    "TV"
	Device        "TV-Device"
	Monitor       "TV-Monitor"
	DefaultDepth  24
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth 24
		Modes "800x600"

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier  "Simple Layout"
	Screen      "Screen"
	InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
	InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"

Section "DRI"
	Group 0
	Mode 0666


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