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Old 12-06-2005, 04:37 AM   #1
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Intel 855 TV out almost working

I have Intel 855GM Laptop and am running suse 10 on it. With Intel's 810 drivers and sax2 I have succeeded in transferring the video to my TV but it's completely screwed (black&white, strange lines running cross screen, it crops my desktop so that in TV there are black borders on every side of desktop, and actual desktop is shown only 1/2 of heigh and width, so 3/4 of my screen is missing ).

To start with, my Xorg.0.log says
(II) I810(0): Display Info: CRT: attached: FALSE, present: TRUE, size: (1024,768)
(II) I810(0): Display Info: TV: attached: FALSE, present: FALSE, size: (0,6169)
(II) I810(0): Display Info: DFP (digital flat panel): attached: FALSE, present: FALSE, size: (0,6169)
(II) I810(0): Display Info: LFP (local flat panel): attached: TRUE, present: TRUE, size: (1024,768)
(II) I810(0): Display Info: CRT2 (second CRT): attached: TRUE, present: TRUE, size: (800,600)
(II) I810(0): Display Info: TV2 (second TV): attached: FALSE, present: FALSE, size: (0,6169)
So sax2 thinks my tvout connection is CRT2? However when I made xorg.conf using sax2 it made my configs like this:

Section "Monitor"
DisplaySize 300 230
HorizSync 24-50
Identifier "Monitor[0]"
ModelName "N150X3 COLOR LCD"
Option "DPMS"
VendorName "CMO"
VertRefresh 43-75
UseModes "Modes[0]"

Section "Modes"
Identifier "Modes[0]"
Modeline "1024x768" 67.48 1024 1080 1184 1344 768 769 772 797
Modeline "800x600" 47.53 800 840 920 1040 600 601 604 626
Modeline "800x600" 40.19 800 832 912 1024 600 601 604 623
Modeline "768x576" 43.52 768 800 880 992 576 577 580 601
Modeline "768x576" 37.37 768 800 880 992 576 577 580 598
Modeline "640x480" 29.84 640 664 728 816 480 481 484 501
Modeline "640x480" 25.10 640 656 720 800 480 481 484 498
Modeline "800x600" 31.15 800 824 904 1008 600 601 604 618
Modeline "768x576" 28.46 768 784 864 960 576 577 580 593
Modeline "640x480" 19.40 640 648 712 784 480 481 484 495

Section "Screen"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 32
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
Device "Device[0]"
Identifier "Screen[0]"
Monitor "Monitor[0]"

Section "Device"
BoardName "855 GM"
BusID "0:2:0"
Driver "i810"
Identifier "Device[0]"
Option "SaXDualHead"
Option "Clone"
Option "SaXDualMonitorVendor" "CMO"
Option "SaXDualOrientation" "off"
Option "SaXDualResolution" "1024x768"
Option "CloneRefresh" "43-75"
Option "SaXDualMode" "off"
Option "SaXDualHSync" "off"
Option "SaXDualMonitorModel" "N150X3 COLOR LCD"
Option "Modes" "1024x768"
Option "SaXDualVSync" "43-75"
Option "MonitorLayout" "CRT,LFP"
Screen 0
VendorName "Intel"
This didn't work, there never was any signal to TV but LFP worked well So I changed CRT to CRT2 at MonitorLayout, and now I have screen on TV and LFP, but TV picture is very distorted.
My connections are OK, they work perfect from windows (1024x768 resolution on both displays). I think it might be because of those refreshrates, but I don't know which way to move them.
TV is PAL-B/G standard and connection I have made uses SVIDEO.
So, any suggestions?
Old 12-07-2005, 10:22 PM   #2
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This is a little off topic, but have you been able to successfully set up a dual display with your laptop's LCD and an external monitor? I'm having a bit of difficulty doing this, and I have the same video chipset as you.



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