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Old 01-04-2008, 09:53 PM   #1
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How do I configure xorg.conf to enable tv-out in opensuse 10.3


Hello everyone,

First let me say thanks to everyone here for this great site, I have solved many problems by reading the forums here...

I have dug through this site and many others but can't seem to find the answers I need...

I have been using opensuse 10.3, I'm about 4 months new to linux, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

I am not sure how to modify my xorg.conf file in order to support the tv-out function, and I have been afraid to just experiment and see what happens. I do know that I can use the configure x11 application to support dual monitors, but I really want to use my tv, and that is not working. I have a good idea about what to change, but will post my xorg.config file for you all to pick at.

Opensuse automatically installed the driver, and I'm also not sure if it is 100% correct But it's working great, 3D and all... My video card is a pci ATI Radeon 9250

All I know is that is that I need to add another "monitor section" and another "device" section. But what I don't know is what values to put in for the displaysize, horizsync, and vertrefresh... stuff like that.

If it helps the tv I want to hook up is a memorex MT2272 (27in CRT)...

Thanks again

Section "Files"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/local"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/URW"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/Speedo"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/PEX"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin7/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/baekmuk:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/japanese:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/kwintv"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/truetype"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/uni:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/CID"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc/sgi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/xtest"
FontPath "/opt/kde3/share/fonts"
InputDevices "/dev/gpmdata"
InputDevices "/dev/input/mice"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "AllowMouseOpenFail" "on"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "glx"
Load "type1"
Load "extmod"
Load "dbe"
Load "freetype"
Load "dri"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "kbd"
Identifier "Keyboard[0]"
Option "Protocol" "Standard"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Option "XkbModel" "microsoftpro"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
EndSection


Section "InputDevice"
Driver "mouse"
Identifier "Mouse[1]"
Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Name" "Microsoft 3-Button Mouse with IntelliEye(TM)"
Option "Protocol" "explorerps/2"
Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection


Section "Monitor"
DisplaySize 310 232
HorizSync 30-70
Identifier "Monitor[0]"
ModelName "PL7 SERIES -3"
Option "DPMS"
VendorName "CTX"
VertRefresh 50-160
UseModes "Modes[0]"
EndSection


Section "Modes"
Identifier "Modes[0]"
Modeline "1280x1024" 93.04 1280 1352 1488 1696 1024 1025 1028 1055
Modeline "1024x768" 93.16 1024 1088 1200 1376 768 769 772 806
Modeline "1024x768" 83.00 1024 1080 1192 1360 768 769 772 803
Modeline "1024x768" 73.89 1024 1080 1192 1360 768 769 772 799
Modeline "1024x768" 64.11 1024 1080 1184 1344 768 769 772 795
Modeline "800x600" 60.07 800 840 928 1056 600 601 604 632
Modeline "800x600" 53.14 800 840 928 1056 600 601 604 629
Modeline "800x600" 45.50 800 840 920 1040 600 601 604 625
Modeline "800x600" 38.22 800 832 912 1024 600 601 604 622
Modeline "1024x768" 94 1024 1072 1168 1376 768 769 772 808 +hsync +vsync
EndSection


Section "Screen"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600"
EndSubSection
Device "Device[0]"
Identifier "Screen[0]"
Monitor "Monitor[0]"
EndSection


Section "Device"
BoardName "RV280 5960"
BusID "1:11:0"
Driver "radeon"
Identifier "Device[0]"
Screen 0
VendorName "ATI"
EndSection



Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout[all]"
InputDevice "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
Option "Clone" "off"
Option "Xinerama" "off"
Screen "Screen[0]"
EndSection


Section "DRI"
Group "video"
Mode 0660
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
EndSection
 
Old 01-05-2008, 09:39 AM   #2
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You are using the free driver, which is good, and it provides 3D accel too. So you shouldn't need to go over to fglrx.

http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_TV-Out
... as usual, he gentoo folk have the insights. (I really have to try this distro.) This is for AGP but easily modified.

# cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.last
... make a backup of your working configuration.

You need
Code:
Section "Device"
        Identifier      "RADEON-TVOut"
        Driver  "radeon"
        BusID "1:0:0" #whatever your busID is.
        Option  "TVOutput" "PAL"
        Option  "IgnoreEDID" "true"
        Option "MonitorLayout" "NONE, CRT"
 EndSection

 Section "Monitor"
        Identifier      "TV Monitor"
        HorizSync    30.0 - 40.0
        VertRefresh  60
        Modeline "800x600" 40.00 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628
 EndSection

 Section "Screen"
        Identifier      "TV Screen"
        Device          "RADEON-TVOut"
        Monitor         "TV Monitor"
        DefaultDepth    16
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           16
                Modes           "800x600"
        EndSubSection
 EndSection
 
Old 01-05-2008, 12:21 PM   #3
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Thank you simon

I'm gonna try this as soon as I get a little more time...

Thanks again, I really appreciate your help.

=J
 
Old 01-05-2008, 03:30 PM   #4
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well

It seem to work at first... when booting the computer, the splash screens display on the tv, but when x starts there is no display on the tv.

Any thoughts?

Thanks
 
  


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