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Old 11-11-2005, 04:41 PM   #1
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TV-out on Nvidia FX5500 - CRT works fine but nothing on TV


I have been trying this for a long time, reading the manual at nvidias site, what I found with Google and posts here on LQ. Nothing has ever worked. With my old TV I got a flimmering picture but nothing better. I gave up and now I have bought a new TV.

I have finally got the CRT to work. nvidia-settings shows the TV as connected and I cannot find any errors in the log file. I am about to give up and now I am making a last try here, can some one give me some advice on what to do next?

I am running Debian Sarge Stable with a Nvidia GeForce FX 5500 and XFree86 4.3.0.1
I am linking to my XF86Config-4 and XFree86.0.log to save some space.

Thanks.
 
Old 11-11-2005, 05:15 PM   #2
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At the line "Metamodes" under your section "Device":

Option"MetaModes" "1280x1024, 1280x1024; 800x600, 800x600"

it should be in pairs, like this, according to nvidia's documentation:

Option"MetaModes""1024x768,1024x768;800x600,800x600;640x480,640x480"
 
Old 11-17-2005, 03:43 PM   #3
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I posted what I did to get my TV-out working with nVidia here in case it helps:
http://www.mepis.org/node/8229

I don't see a problem that jumps out at me in your files, except that your log file shows that the driver only finds validated modes for your TV up to 800x600 resolution, but your MetaModes string in the X config file is trying to drive the TV at 1280x1024. So you could change your MetaModes string to be:

Option "MetaModes" "tv: 800x600 @1280x1024, crt: 1280x1024; 800x600, 800x600"
 
  


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