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Old 09-18-2004, 09:31 PM   #1
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Question Two X servers, one for my monitor, one for my TV using s-video out from video card?


For the past week or so I've been toying around with multiple X servers and multiple "screens." I have an nVidia GeForce 5600 XT with s-video out, and have gotten it to work a second monitor without using another X server. When I say second monitor, I mean one that I'd place side-by-side with my regular computer monitor that I'd be able to drag X apps to and from. To do that, I added the following to my etc/X11/xorg.conf file:

Code:
Section "Device"
    Identifier   "device1"
    VendorName   "nVidia Corporation"
    BoardName    "Geforce fx 5600"
    Driver       "nvidia"
    Option       "DPMS"
    Option       "nologo" "1"
    Option "TwinView"
    Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync"  "30-50"
    Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh"  "60"
    Option "MetaModes"  "1024x768, 1024x768;"
    Option "TVStandard"  "NTSC-M"
EndSection
Now, what I want to do is have two X servers running, one for my regular desktop use (display :0.0) and one for my TV getting its feed from the s-video cable (display :1.0). That way I can play videos, games and display images on my television rather than on my uncomfortable computer chair Has anyone got any ideas on how I can configure my xorg.com file to have my second X server (display :1.0) to display itself on my television? I was thinking of creating another xorg.conf file which would contain the code above, along with other X config file essentials, so that way when I start a second X server from Eterm, I can select that alternative X config file. This way, it would display itself on the TV. I thank all of you in advance for any input.

I'm using Slackware 10 with the default kernel and X.Org, by the way.

Last edited by ateam; 09-19-2004 at 01:50 PM.
 
Old 09-19-2004, 03:58 PM   #2
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UPDATE:


X server :0.0 runs on both my monitor and my TV using this xorg.conf file.

However, like I said, I want to have a second X server running to my television so that videos can be played onto it without affecting my primary X server that I do my desktop work on.

No ideas yet? ...anybody?
 
Old 02-10-2005, 02:54 AM   #3
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Hey

did you manage to get the video working on your television?

I would like to use my S-Video out on my Geforce 4 mx 4000 to link it up with my tv so that I can watch movies on the TV.

Have you any idea what the xorg.conf should look like for that, or at least some helpful websites for configuring xorg.conf.

thanks
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Old 02-11-2005, 02:43 PM   #4
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http://backdrifts.net/files/texts/system/xorg.conf.old

That's the xorg.conf file I setup for that purpose.

Enjoy! :-)
 
  


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