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Old 02-13-2004, 10:17 PM   #1
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Tvin View / TV Out


Hi.
I've been trying for some time now to get Tvin View on my GeForce 4 128MB Ti 4200 to work. I've been searching these forums and following the instructions in the nvidia driver readme file and although it did help to some extent it didn't solve my problem.
What I've been able to do so far is this: I've been able to get my TV to display X but when it does, my CRT monitor goes off and doesn't even turn on again when I exit X.
Heres my XFree86Config-4 file:
Code:
Section "Files"
        FontPath        "unix/:7100"
        FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
        FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
        FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
        FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
        FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
        FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
        FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
EndSection

Section "Module"
        Load    "glx"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Generic Keyboard"
        Driver          "keyboard"
        Option          "CoreKeyboard"
        Option          "XkbRules"      "xfree86"
        Option          "XkbModel"      "pc104"
        Option          "XkbLayout"     "is"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Configured Mouse"
        Driver          "mouse"
        Option          "CorePointer"
        Option          "Device"                "/dev/psaux"
        Option          "Protocol"              "ImPS/2"
        Option          "Emulate3Buttons"       "true"
        Option          "ZAxisMapping"          "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Generic Mouse"
        Driver          "mouse"
        Option          "SendCoreEvents"        "true"
        Option          "Device"                "/dev/input/mice"
        Option          "Protocol"              "ImPS/2"
        Option          "Emulate3Buttons"       "true"
        Option          "ZAxisMapping"          "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Device"
      Identifier      "Generic Video Card"
      Driver          "nvidia"
      BusID           "1:0:0"
      Option          "Rotate" "off"
      Option          "TwinView" "on"
      Option          "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30-50"
      Option          "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "60"
      Option          "MetaModes" "1024x768, 1024x768;800x600, 800x600; 640x480, 640x480"
      Option          "TVStandard" "PAL-B"
      Option          "ConnectedMonitor" "CRT, TV"
      Option          "TwinViewOrientation" "Clone"
      Option          "TVOutFormat" "COMPOSITE"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier      "Generic Monitor"
        HorizSync       30-72
        VertRefresh     50-160
        Option          "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier      "Default Screen"
        Device          "Generic Video Card"
        Monitor         "Generic Monitor"
        DefaultDepth    24
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           1
                Modes           "1280x1024" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           4
                Modes           "1280x1024" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           8
                Modes           "1280x1024" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           15
                Modes           "1280x1024" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           16
                Modes           "1280x1024" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           24
                Modes           "1280x1024" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier      "Default Layout"
        Screen          "Default Screen"
        InputDevice     "Generic Keyboard"
        InputDevice     "Configured Mouse"
        InputDevice     "Generic Mouse"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
        Mode    0666
EndSection
Now, I do realize some of these options might not make any sense at all. I've been trying to twink this config file with out actually knowing what I am doing.
Has anyone had this problem and solved it?
Oh, and the module section. Shouldn't there be something else there? The glx module is pretty lonely over there but that's the only thing the nvidia readme file told me to put there so...
Any help help will be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 02-14-2004, 11:37 AM   #2
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Well, I solved this problem myself. Kinda... I can't use 1280x1024 on my CRT and 1024x768 on my TV but 1024x768 on both works fine. If someone has a solution for that problem please share.
Now just in case someone has been trying the to get tvinview working on an nvidia card with out success here's my XFree86Config-4 file:
Code:
Section "Files"
        FontPath        "unix/:7100"
        FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
        FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
        FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
        FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
        FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
        FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
        FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
EndSection

Section "Module"
        Load    "bitmap"
        Load    "dbe"
        Load    "ddc"
        Load    "extmod"
        Load    "freetype"
        Load    "glx"
        Load    "int10"
        Load    "record"
        Load    "speedo"
        Load    "type1"
        Load    "vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Generic Keyboard"
        Driver          "keyboard"
        Option          "CoreKeyboard"
        Option          "XkbRules"      "xfree86"
        Option          "XkbModel"      "pc104"
        Option          "XkbLayout"     "is"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Configured Mouse"
        Driver          "mouse"
        Option          "CorePointer"
        Option          "Device"                "/dev/psaux"
        Option          "Protocol"              "ImPS/2"
        Option          "Emulate3Buttons"       "true"
        Option          "ZAxisMapping"          "4 5"
EndSectionSection "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Generic Mouse"
        Driver          "mouse"
        Option          "Device"                "/dev/input/mice"
        Option          "Protocol"              "ImPS/2"
        Option          "Emulate3Buttons"       "true"
        Option          "ZAxisMapping"          "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        Identifier      "Generic Video Card"
        Driver          "nvidia"
        BusID           "1:0:0"
        Option          "TwinView"
        Option          "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30.0-50.0"
        Option          "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "25.0-60.0"
        Option          "MetaModes" "1024x768, 1024x768; 800x600, 800x600; 640x480, 640x480"
        Option          "TVStandard" "PAL-B"
        Option          "TwinViewOrientation" "Clone"
        Option          "TVOutFormat" "COMPOSITE"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier      "Generic Monitor"
        HorizSync       30-72
        VertRefresh     50-160
        Option          "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier      "Default Screen"
        Device          "Generic Video Card"
        Monitor         "Generic Monitor"
        DefaultDepth    24                Depth           1
                Modes           "1280x1024" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           4
                Modes           "1280x1024" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           8
                Modes           "1280x1024" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           15
                Modes           "1280x1024" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           16
                Modes           "1280x1024" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           24
                Modes           "1280x1024" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier      "Default Layout"
        Screen          "Default Screen"
        InputDevice     "Generic Keyboard"
        InputDevice     "Configured Mouse"
        InputDevice     "Generic Mouse"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
        Mode    0666
EndSection
 
  


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