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Old 03-02-2005, 06:05 PM   #1
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vga-out with nv driver


Anyone know if it's possible to get the vga-out to work with the standard nv driver that comes with Xorg and XFree86? I'm using a Powerbook with an nVidia chipset and since nVidia don't release drivers for the Mac, I need to use the stock drivers. I can live without 3D acceleration, but I'd appreciate any help on getting the vga-out working.
 
Old 03-03-2005, 01:36 AM   #2
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Why did you install Linux in first place. If I was using a MAC and it is able to run MAC OS X, I would use MAC OS X instead of Linux. MAC OS X is capable of running Linux programs. Look for a program called Flint (I think).
 
Old 03-03-2005, 03:43 AM   #3
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Do you really want to go with the "Why install Linux when you have Mac OS X?" questions? There are loads of reasons .

Fink doesn't support everything I want it to support (MonoDevelop and gang) and X11 is horribly integrated into OS X. Plus, I'm more comfortable in GNOME than I am in OS X.

Still doesn't answer my original problem though. Is it possible at all to get vga-out with the standard nv driver?
 
Old 03-03-2005, 06:59 AM   #4
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whether or not to put Linux on your Mac is your personal preference and questioning that is just 'trolling' to start a dispute, do that somewhere else Electro

About the output, when I installed Linux (on a PC, not a Mac though) the default nv driver was spitting out identical contents to all the display outputs: VGA, DVI and S-Video. Does yours not do that or am I not understanding the question right?
 
Old 03-03-2005, 04:39 PM   #5
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There is http://sourceforge.net/projects/nv-tv-out/ but there is high possiblity it will not compile and not work.
 
Old 03-03-2005, 06:19 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by Darin

About the output, when I installed Linux (on a PC, not a Mac though) the default nv driver was spitting out identical contents to all the display outputs: VGA, DVI and S-Video. Does yours not do that or am I not understanding the question right?
I wish that would happen! That's exactly what I want but it's not happening at the moment. When I plug in my external monitor, I get gibberish. That means there's some output, it's just rubbish at the moment.

@Electro
I'll check that out. Funny I didn't come across that when I searched Google. What terms did you use?
 
Old 03-03-2005, 06:27 PM   #7
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Just checked out nv-tv-out. It's for TV out only and doesn't support standard monitor resolutions. Also, it requires a built in TV encoder chip.

From my posting in the Debian mailing list, it turns out that if I add the following lines to the devices section in my XF86Config-4 file, it should work:

Option "CrtcNumber" "0"
Option "FlatPanel" "0"

However, I've just tried it and it only works on the CRT. The external monitor displays things fine, while the LCD becomes garbled. I may have to install Xorg and see if this is sorted.
 
  


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