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Old 01-26-2004, 12:36 PM   #1
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Angry NVidia 4200 TV-Out on I8600 No Colors

Hello everyone,

I've been trying to get TV-Out working on my NVidia GeForce4 4200 Go on a Dell Inspiron 8600 running Fedora Core 1, with the 2.6.1 kernel.

Here's the appropriate portion of my XF86Config:

Section "Device"
Identifier "TVCard"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVidia"
BoardName "NVidia GeForce 4"
VideoRam 65536
Option "NoLogo" "true"
Option "CursorShadow" "false"
Option "TVStandard" "NTSC-M"
Option "TVOutFormat" "COMPOSITE"
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "TV"
Option "TVOverScan" "1.0"
Option "NvAgp" "1"
Section "Monitor"
Identifier "TVMonitor"
HorizSync 45 - 65
VertRefresh 55 - 80
VendorName "Toshiba"
Option "dpms"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "TVScreen"
Device "TVCard"
Monitor "TVMonitor"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1200x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1200x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1200x1024" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"

With this configuration, I'm able to get the display on the TV, but I get no colors -- only black and white. My TV doesn't have an S-Video port so I'm using the composite digital output. I get colors on Windows without any problems.

I'm using NTSC-M as the out format as suggested by NVidia's README, since this TV is in the US. Though I think I have trying almost every other setting as well, without success.

Thanks in advance,


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