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Old 07-14-2006, 02:54 PM   #1
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Twinview config trouble


Hello all, I'm hoping someone can help me with this...

I am almost completely windows free (dual booting now). The only thing I can't do is get the svideo out working with my nvidia card. It works great in windows and I have installed the official driver for it. I have tried tweaking the xorg.conf to enable TwinView, but I guess I'm not doing something right, or maybe I don't understand all of the options. I can get a picture on the TV finally when using nvtv, it only shows up in black & white and it messes with the res a bit. An option for fixing that is to use TVTool in windows and get those settings to plug into that program. I might try that, but I don't feel like I'm needing anything fancy.
All I would really like is to be able to play a movie on the TV (fullscreen) while doing something else on the monitor.

I would like the best why to do this, even if it isn't the easiest (but both would be great to know). I will try to put on a copy of my xorg.conf so someone might be able to tell me the settings that I need in my personal situation.

Well, Thank you in advance for any help!

-lucidblue

Here is my xorg.conf:

# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig: version 1.0 (buildmeister@builder3) Wed Dec 14 16:39:22 PST 2005

# File generated by XFdrake.
# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the XF86Config man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# **********************************************************************

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
Screen "screen1" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Files"

# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
FontPath "unix/:-1"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx" # 3D layer
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"

#DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
# allows the server to start up even if the mouse does not work
#DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
Option "allowmouseopenfail"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Option "XkbOptions" "compose:rwin"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"

# TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
# 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
Identifier "monitor1"
VendorName "Generic"
ModelName "1024x768 @ 70 Hz"
HorizSync 31.5 - 57.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 70.0
ModeLine "768x576" 50.0 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630
ModeLine "768x576" 63.1 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "nVidia"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce4 (generic)"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "DPMS"
SubSection "Display"
Virtual 1280 960
Depth 8
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Virtual 1280 960
Depth 15
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Virtual 1280 960
Depth 16
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Virtual 1280 960
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection

Last edited by Lucidblue; 07-14-2006 at 02:55 PM.
 
Old 09-27-2006, 07:27 PM   #2
nymusicman
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not to be mean but something tells me you didn't search twinview in the forums before you wrote this thread. There are literally hundreds of posts with all the options you need listed. But just in case I'm judging you to quickly and to harshly check here. http://download.nvidia.com/solaris/1...ppendix-g.html
 
  


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