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Old 07-15-2008, 12:15 AM   #1
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Need to connect laptop s-video to tv s-video input..using Intel 965GM


Anyone know how? Thanks.
 
Old 07-15-2008, 02:28 AM   #2
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use an s-video cable perhaps?
 
Old 07-15-2008, 08:29 AM   #3
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LOL....Obviously I have tried that already, or I would not be here. There is more to it than just plugging in the cable. You need to tell the computer to switch over to the svideo jack and an external TV from the VGA Lcd monitor. How is that done??
 
Old 07-15-2008, 09:54 AM   #4
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I use xrandr to switch video outputs on my Intel 945GM based laptop, that should work for you, check the xrandr man page for specific directions.
 
Old 07-15-2008, 04:39 PM   #5
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Indeed, additionally you may need to adjust your "Device" section in /etc/X11/xorg.conf to include the various outputs of your video card, mine looks something like this:

Code:
Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Videocard0"
        Driver      "intel"
        Option      "monitor-VGA" "VGA"
        Option      "monitor-LVDS" "LVDS"
        Option      "monitor-TMDS-1" "TMDS"
        Option      "monitor-TV" "TV"
EndSection
Then use the command "xrandr --output TV --auto" to switch your TV output on.

HTH
 
Old 07-15-2008, 08:43 PM   #6
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I get an error that S-video does not exist???

Do I have to set something else up? "cannot find output s-video"
 
Old 07-16-2008, 02:01 AM   #7
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Please post your entire /etc/X11/xorg.conf
 
Old 07-16-2008, 09:10 AM   #8
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/etc/X11/xorg.conf

# /.../
# SaX generated X11 config file
# Created on: 2008-03-03T17:35:21-0500.
#
# Version: 8.1
# Contact: Marcus Schaefer <sax@suse.de>, 2005
# Contact: SaX-User list <https://lists.berlios.de/mailman/listinfo/sax-users>
#
# Automatically generated by [ISaX] (8.1)
# PLEASE DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE!
#

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 "dbe"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "extmod"
Load "glx"
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 "synaptics"
Identifier "Mouse[1]"
Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "on"
Option "InputFashion" "Mouse"
Option "Name" "Synaptics;Touchpad"
Option "Protocol" "explorerps/2"
Option "SHMConfig" "on"
Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "mouse"
Identifier "Mouse[3]"
Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Name" "ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse"
Option "Protocol" "explorerps/2"
Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection


Section "Monitor"
DisplaySize 331 207
HorizSync 30-62
Identifier "Monitor[0]"
ModelName "CP041 LCD MONITOR"
Option "DPMS"
VendorName "SEC"
VertRefresh 43-60
UseModes "Modes[0]"
EndSection


Section "Modes"
Identifier "Modes[0]"
Modeline "1280x800" 83.46 1280 1344 1480 1680 800 801 804 828
Modeline "1280x800" 69.75 1280 1328 1360 1440 800 803 809 823 +HSync -Vsync
EndSection


Section "Screen"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1280x800"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x800"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x800"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x800"
EndSubSection
Device "Device[0]"
Identifier "Screen[0]"
Monitor "Monitor[0]"
EndSection


Section "Device"
BoardName "965 GM"
BusID "0:2:0"
Driver "intel"
Identifier "Device[0]"
Option "monitor-LVDS" "Monitor[0]"
Option "SaXDualHSync" "31-48"
Option "SaXDualHead" ""
Option "SaXDualMode" "Clone"
Option "SaXDualMonitorModel" "1024X768@60HZ"
Option "SaXDualMonitorVendor" "--> VESA"
Option "SaXDualOrientation" "LeftOf"
Option "SaXDualResolution" "1024x768"
Option "SaXDualVSync" "50-60"
Option "SaXExternal" "Identifier&EXT+VertRefresh&50-60+HorizSync&31-48+PreferredMode&1024x768+VendorName&--> VESA+ModelName&1024X768@60HZ"
Option "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps" "true"
VendorName "Intel"
EndSection


Section "Monitor"
HorizSync 31-48
Identifier "EXT"
ModelName "1024X768@60HZ"
Option "PreferredMode" "1024x768"
VendorName "--> VESA"
VertRefresh 50-60
EndSection


Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout[all]"
InputDevice "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Mouse[3]" "SendCoreEvents"
Option "Clone" "off"
Option "Xinerama" "off"
Screen "Screen[0]"
EndSection


Section "DRI"
Group "video"
Mode 0660
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
EndSection





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Old 07-16-2008, 10:24 AM   #9
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Wow thats a messy xorg.conf

have you tried "xrandr --output EXT --auto" ?
 
Old 07-17-2008, 08:58 AM   #10
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When I plug in my s-video cable and connect to the tv

Then do a "xrandr -q", It shows "TV Connected" on the list. How come I do not see the output on the TV? How do I get my laptop to switch the output to the TV which shows as connected? Thanks
 
Old 07-17-2008, 01:42 PM   #11
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xrandr --output TV --auto

or

xrandr --output TV --preferred
 
Old 07-18-2008, 09:10 PM   #12
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OK....tried that.

I get an error of: cannot find crtc for output TV
 
Old 08-05-2008, 11:16 PM   #13
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Must be someone who knows how to make it work

When I connect the cable it shows up as connected, but no video shows on the TV. I have lots of info posted here. Thanks
 
  


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