LinuxQuestions.org
Go Job Hunting at the LQ Job Marketplace
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
 
LinkBack Search this Thread
Old 03-24-2006, 08:29 PM   #1
M$ISBS
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Posts: 818

Rep: Reputation: 30
Is there a way to use S-VIDEO out without changing xorg?


I would like to send video out to my TV but having to modify xorg was a disaster. I have seen these boxes that allow you to do that. Would I still have to modify xorg to use one of those boxes?
 
Old 03-25-2006, 03:41 AM   #2
jens
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Belgium
Distribution: Debian, Slackware, Fedora
Posts: 1,181

Rep: Reputation: 158Reputation: 158
Quote:
Originally Posted by M$ISBS
Is there a way to use S-VIDEO out without changing xorg?
No.

If you don't want to mess with your original "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" file, you could make a second one.

First make sure you backup your original (as root):
#cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.monitor

Next create one for your TV.
Basically you only need to replace the Device section like this:

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce FX (generic)"
Option "TwinView" "true"
Option "TVStandard" "PAL-B" #(PAL-B is what we use use in Belgium, replace this with whatever you use)
Option "TVOutFormat" "SVIDEO"
Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30-50"
Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "60"
Option "TwinViewOrientation" "CLONE"
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "TV"
Option "MetaModes" "1024x768,1024x768;800x600,800x600;640x480,640x480"
EndSection


Back it up as well.
cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.TV

Next use whatever you need.

Monitor:
cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf.monitor /etc/X11/xorg.conf

TV:
cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf.TV /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Last edited by jens; 03-25-2006 at 03:42 AM.
 
Old 03-25-2006, 08:56 PM   #3
M$ISBS
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Posts: 818

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
Thats similar to what I tried and I screwed things up, but that looks like theres more to it than what I did. I will give that a try, Thank you.
 
  


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
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Problem changing the video adapter setting and changing the screen resolution habiblove Linux - General 3 02-18-2006 05:10 PM
Xorg.conf settings keep changing gtzpower Linux - Hardware 2 02-13-2006 11:56 PM
changing screen resolution on Xorg Bopi Linux - General 5 11-26-2005 05:15 AM
Changing keymaps in xorg.conf. jens Slackware 3 09-22-2005 12:04 PM
Changing Xfree86 to Xorg olscratch Slackware 10 08-22-2004 10:08 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:09 PM.

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