I've now got something showing on my TV, albeit without reliable colour (usually black and white, sometimes fuzzy colours).
The main problem was that YaST2 doesn't handle the driver install as well as it seems to; it doesn't install the documentation (otherwise I would have read it!), and usefully uninstalled the drivers for me when I downgraded X in an attempt to get nvtv working (without informing me). This could be something to watch out for in future.
I've got this working largely by gessing the correct refresh rates for PAL-I. I know it's 25Hz interlaced (=> 50Hz vertical refresh rate), but how do I work out ModeLines for it? The PAL ModeLines I had before (for a 3dFX chipset) don't work with the nVidia chipset.
PAL Timings: http://www.epanorama.net/documents/v...al_timing.html
The specification for PAL says that the horizontal refresh rate should be 15.625kHz but this still doesn't give me colour output; either the porch or colour burst timings are wrong.
Does anyone have ModeLines for nVidia cards that work on UK TV equipment?
Again, many thanks.
Edit: I've been looking at the Spec, and I think I've got a mode-line that almost works:
ModeLine "1024x768PAL" 19.625 1024 1056 1152 1256 768 836 838 960
I've tried several variations on this but the colours still look violently fuzzy, making the screen quite unusable. The two things I'd like to try are setting the number of lines to 625 (as required by PAL; if I try this, X says "not a valid TV mode" ?!), and making it interlaced (again, required by the PAL standard).
To make it interlaced, I believe I should just have to change the last 960 to an odd number (say, 961) and add the word "interlace", but it just says "bad mode clock/interlace/doublescan"
What am I doing wrong here?
ó Robert J. Lee