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Old 07-29-2004, 03:54 PM   #1
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Getting the tv to work


Hi all!

Iam trying to output to my computer monitor and tv screen at the same time. I have a GeForce FX 5200, AGP on FC2 (KDE) using s-video cable. From what I read around you need to edit you xorg.conf file. Can anyone tell me which sections need to be edited, and do I need to configure it for twinview or dual mode? I wonna be able to see the same thing on both screens.

Thank you!
 
Old 07-29-2004, 04:56 PM   #2
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nobody knows???
 
Old 07-29-2004, 05:29 PM   #3
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don_dimo - per the LQ Rules please don't bump your own posts until at least 24 or 48 hours have elapsed without a response. I understand you may be frustrated and eager for an answer, but expecting a solution within only a single hour of time is overly optimistic, considering that LQ has a global membership. There are many LQ'ers in other time zones who just haven't even seen your post yet. Give it some time, and anyone who has advice to offer will do so. Thanks -- J.W.
 
Old 07-29-2004, 07:23 PM   #4
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Sorry about that J.W., I was just being impatient. I did get it to work though. This is what the Device Section should look:

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce FX (generic)"
Option "TwinView" "true"
Option "TVStandard" "NTSC-M"
Option "TVOutFormat" "SVIDEO"
Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "UseEdidFreqs"
Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "UseEdidFreqs"
Option "TwinViewOrientation" "CLONE"
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "CRT, TV"
Option "MetaModes" "1024x768,1024x768;800x600,800x600;640x480,640x480"
EndSection

Just a quick question though - what do u set the SecondMonitorHorizSync and SecondMonitorVertRefresh to? Right now I get a nasty white block moving across the screen that might be caused by those 2 variables.

Cheers!
 
Old 07-29-2004, 08:36 PM   #5
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the second refresh etc are the properties of the TV. Should be on the back of the tv, or try generic ones that should work for most TV's.

ie mine are:
hsync2=30-50
and vrefresh2 = 60

Also, if you were to run the configurator prog to setup your xorg conf file, it would set all this up for you

Although I have an ATi card, so I fun "fglrxconfig" to set it all up. And you set it up as "clone-mode" to have the same thing on both monitor and TV.

Cheers.
 
Old 07-29-2004, 08:38 PM   #6
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here's my relevant sections:
Code:
# === ATI device section ===

Section "Device"
    Identifier                          "ATI Graphics Adapter"
    Driver                              "fglrx"
# === disable PnP Monitor  ===
    #Option                              "NoDDC"
# === disable/enable XAA/DRI ===
    Option "no_accel"                   "no"
    Option "no_dri"                     "no"
# === FireGL DDX driver module specific settings ===
# === Screen Management ===
    Option "DesktopSetup"               "0x00000100"
    Option "MonitorLayout"              "CRT, STV"
    Option "IgnoreEDID"                 "off"
    Option "HSync2"                     "30-50"
    Option "VRefresh2"                  "60"
    Option "ScreenOverlap"              "0"
# === TV-out Management ===
    Option "NoTV"                       "no"
    Option "TVStandard"                 "PAL-B"
    Option "TVHSizeAdj"                 "0"
    Option "TVVSizeAdj"                 "0"
    Option "TVHPosAdj"                  "0"
    Option "TVVPosAdj"                  "0"
    Option "TVHStartAdj"                "0"
    Option "TVColorAdj"                 "0"
    Option "GammaCorrectionI"           "0x00000000"
    Option "GammaCorrectionII"          "0x00000000"
# === OpenGL specific profiles/settings ===
    Option "Capabilities"               "0x00000000"
# === Video Overlay for the Xv extension ===
    Option "VideoOverlay"               "on"
# === OpenGL Overlay ===
# Note: When OpenGL Overlay is enabled, Video Overlay
#       will be disabled automatically
    Option "OpenGLOverlay"              "off"
# === Center Mode (Laptops only) ===
    Option "CenterMode"                 "off"
# === Pseudo Color Visuals (8-bit visuals) ===
    Option "PseudoColorVisuals"         "off"
# === QBS Management ===
    Option "Stereo"                     "off"
    Option "StereoSyncEnable"           "1"
# === FSAA Management ===
    Option "FSAAScale"                  "1"
    Option "FSAADisableGamma"           "no"
    Option "FSAACustomizeMSPos"         "no"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX0"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY0"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX1"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY1"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX2"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY2"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX3"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY3"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX4"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY4"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX5"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY5"                "0.000000"
# === Misc Options ===
    Option "UseFastTLS"                 "0"
    Option "BlockSignalsOnLock"         "on"
    Option "UseInternalAGPGART"         "no"
    Option "ForceGenericCPU"            "no"
    BusID "PCI:1:0:0"    # vendor=1002, device=496e
    Screen 0
EndSection
 
Old 07-29-2004, 10:40 PM   #7
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don_dimo - congrats on solving the basic issue, and thanks for posting back with the relevent Section.

ludeking - likewise thanks for posting up the appropriate Section regarding don_dimo's followup question. -- J.W.
 
  


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