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Old 01-11-2008, 01:15 PM   #1
mr-t
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Can't get tv out to display at a proper resolution on my tv (svideo)


Hi,

I need help with my xorg.conf. I'm currently in the process of setting up tv-out on my gforce 8500gt using svideo. I've set up twinview (in clone mode) and got my desktop to display on my tv. Unfortunatly only one part of my desktop is showing. All I can basically see is a large chunk of the middle of my desktop (around the size of 640x480 window) and I can't get a higher resolution using nvidia-settings or manually editing the xorg.conf.

Heres a copy of my xorg.conf:
Code:
# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder3)  Wed Sep 12 14:30:30 PDT 2007

# xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "ServerLayout"

	# Uncomment if you have a wacom tablet
	#	InputDevice     "stylus"	"SendCoreEvents"
	#	InputDevice     "cursor"	"SendCoreEvents"
	#	InputDevice     "eraser"	"SendCoreEvents"
    Identifier     "Default Layout"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Generic Keyboard"
    InputDevice    "Configured Mouse"
EndSection

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "Module"
    Load           "glx"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
    Option         "Xinerama" "0"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Generic Keyboard"
    Driver         "kbd"
    Option         "CoreKeyboard"
    Option         "XkbRules" "xorg"
    Option         "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option         "XkbLayout" "gb"
EndSection

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

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "stylus"
    Driver         "wacom"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
    Option         "Type" "stylus"
    Option         "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "eraser"
    Driver         "wacom"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
    Option         "Type" "eraser"
    Option         "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "cursor"
    Driver         "wacom"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
    Option         "Type" "cursor"
    Option         "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Generic Monitor"
    HorizSync       30.0 - 70.0
    VertRefresh     50.0 - 160.0
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "hp v72"
    HorizSync       30.0 - 70.0
    VertRefresh     50.0 - 140.0
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "nVidia Corporation G80 [GeForce 8500 GT]"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    Option         "AddARGBVisuals" "True"
    Option         "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
    Option         "NoLogo" "True"
    BusID          "PCI:2:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Videocard0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName      "GeForce 8500 GT"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Default Screen"
    Device         "nVidia Corporation G80 [GeForce 8500 GT]"
    Monitor        "Generic Monitor"
    DefaultDepth    24
EndSection

Section "Screen"

# Removed Option "metamodes" "CRT: nvidia-auto-select +0+0, TV: 1024x768 +0+0"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Videocard0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "TwinView" "1"
    Option         "metamodes" "CRT: nvidia-auto-select +0+0, TV: nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
EndSection
I've heard from my other thread on the official ubuntu forum that my xorg setup is slightly dodgy. Any ideas?

ubuntu forum thread:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...hlight=matt_uk

Last edited by mr-t; 01-11-2008 at 01:19 PM. Reason: added link
 
Old 01-16-2008, 12:53 PM   #2
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154 views and no one has any clue???

I think this might be a problem with ubuntu, i've found countless threads like this all over
 
Old 01-16-2008, 06:18 PM   #3
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Your TV seems to get incorrect signals.

This is what I have in my xorg.conf for my TV:

Code:
Section "Monitor"
        Identifier    "PAL TV"
        HorizSync      30-68
        VertRefresh    50-120
 EndSection
If you have NTSC you need different settings.

Sorry, can't help you more.
 
Old 01-17-2008, 11:30 AM   #4
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Funnily enough that has slightly helped. I can see more of my screen. Btw i only changed the horisync and vertrefresh values. How big is your tv? does anyone know the correct values for a 30 inch crt tv?

Last edited by mr-t; 01-17-2008 at 01:59 PM.
 
Old 01-17-2008, 11:33 AM   #5
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That info is usually found on the web. What make and model is it?
 
Old 01-17-2008, 01:59 PM   #6
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It's a Samsung Ws28m64.
 
Old 01-17-2008, 08:56 PM   #7
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You need to determine if your problem is with the TV or does it relate to dual monitors. Can you get it working if the only monitor is the TV?
 
Old 01-23-2008, 01:36 PM   #8
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Nope, its the same either way. I'm trying to clone not dual screen.
 
Old 01-23-2008, 02:02 PM   #9
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You don't seem to have any modes defined anywhere.

Might help if you put some in:


Code:
 Section "Screen"
      Identifier     "Screen1"
      Device         "card1"
      Monitor        "Monitor1"
      DefaultDepth    24
      Option         "NoLogo" "True"
      SubSection     "Display"
          Depth       24
          Modes      "1024x768"
      EndSubSection
 EndSection
For example. You might also be able to use nvidia-settings to set up your twinview.

Last edited by dive; 01-23-2008 at 02:03 PM.
 
Old 02-01-2008, 12:14 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dive View Post
You don't seem to have any modes defined anywhere.


For example. You might also be able to use nvidia-settings to set up your twinview.


thats what i've been using the whole time
 
  


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