Linux - HardwareThis forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
I have just bought a Nvidia GeForce 6800 and after easy installing it (bye bye ati!) i would like to know if i can switch between my tv set and my monitor with a hotkey combination (eg Ctrl+Alt+T for TV ). I tried to edit my xorg.conf file but i had bad results! Here is my xorg.conf :
# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
# no need to change the default.
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
# Uncomment this to cause a core dump at the spot where a signal is
# received. This may leave the console in an unusable state, but may
# provide a better stack trace in the core dump to aid in debugging
# Uncomment this to disable the <Crtl><Alt><BS> server abort sequence
# This allows clients to receive this key event.
# Uncomment this to disable the <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> mode switching
# sequences. This allows clients to receive these key events.
# This allows the server to start up even if the
# mouse device can't be opened/initialised.
#TV FULLSCREEN modes for 768x576 in 50 kHz
ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630
# be sure to replace these values with values appropriate for your
ModelName "Philips 109S"
DisplaySize 340 250
HorizSync 30.0 - 95.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 160.0
# update this with the PCI id of your card. Consult the output
# of the 'lspci' command. The BusID is usually optional when
# only using one graphics card.
# sample twinview setup
Identifier "NV AGP TwinView"
BoardName "GeForce 4 MX 440"
Option "TwinView" "Yes"
#I have added these two lines myself after reading another manual ;)
#without them this damn thing didn't work.
#If you use flat panel you should use: BFP-0 instead of CRT-0 or TV-0
Option "HorizSync" "CRT-0: 30-95, TV-0: 30-50"
Option "VertRefresh" "CRT-0: 50-160, TV-0: 60"
Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30-50"
Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "60"
#Here you can choose how to manage the twin view display
#Clone means that your TV will show the same display as your CRT monitor
#for other possibilities check the readme file (it comes with the drivers)
Option "TwinViewOrientation" "Clone"
#If you use SViodeo tvout you should change this option to SVIDEO
#otherwise leave it unchanged
Option "TVOutFormat" "Composite"
#here you select TV standard used in your region
#for example: PAL-G, NTSC-M etc. check the readme for full list
Option "TVStandard" "PAL-B"
#Here you select meta screen modes for your twinview
#don't ask me what it means, I dont understand it fully, but I know
# that you have to give pairs of screen resolutions. In readme I have found
#that it can be done like this: "1280x1024,1280x1024; 1024x768,1024x768"
#but in practice it didn't work for me :( So I have read more and found out
#that we can specify these settings like here: