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Old 05-19-2007, 09:05 AM   #1
puntjuh
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SVHS Philips 37pf5321/12 Nvidia 7600GS tvout


Hi,

I've had the opportunity of buying myself a LCD screen for my Playstation 3, and now I even want to use it as my computer screen so i can get rid of the big old CRT screen. I am testing it using a S-video cable, but my main goal is to use a DVI->HDMI cable and set it up like that.

Now I was wondering what i need too add to my xorg.conf that'll make it recognize my TV. I already added this:

# TV Out Setup
Option "TVStandard" "PAL-B"
Option "TVOutFormat" "SVIDEO"
Option "TVOverScan" "0.6"
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "TV" # Add this if you're having problems
EndSection

(I picked this of some site but the information is still from driver version 6110. So it's OLD).

But this will only give me an image when I use the Command Line. (CRTL+ALT+F1), as soon as I enter the graphical mode my LCD goes blue, and says NO SIGNAL.

The LCD screen supports the following formats:

Computer Formats : 640 x 480, 60, 67, 72, 75 Hz, 800 x 600, 56, 60, 72, 75 Hz, 1024 x 768, 60, 70, 75 Hz
Video Formats : 640 x 480p - 2Fh, 720 x 576p - 2Fh, 1280 x 720p - 3Fh, 1920 x 1080i - 2Fh

I also checked in my PS3's xorg.conf, but that doesn't really help.

If anyone has any idea, that'd be great. Though I do think that if i indeed would take myself a DVI-HDMI cable, linux will automaticly recognize it, just not with Svideo i think.

*EDIT* I do have access to my grapical enviroment now, but only on one screen, and i'd like to use both my screens until i have my DVI-HDMI cable so i can get rid of the CRT.*EDIT*

Last edited by puntjuh; 05-19-2007 at 09:10 AM.
 
Old 05-19-2007, 02:49 PM   #2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by puntjuh
*EDIT* I do have access to my grapical enviroment now, but only on one screen, and i'd like to use both my screens until i have my DVI-HDMI cable so i can get rid of the CRT.*EDIT*
How do you need it?
Their are many ways to do this...

This is how I do it (I followed a Gentoo Wiki using nvtv):
Nvtv doesn't seem to work for me anymore, so I made the xorg.conf file manually

Next, you'll need to set up two sections "Device", "Screen" and "monitor".
(don't forget to add the BusID in Device)
Also make sure you have 2 different identifiers for screen, monitor, and device that match in all sections.
Next just set up the your Section "ServerLayout" the way you like it.

My /etc/X11/xorg.conf file lloks like this:
Quote:
# /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the /etc/X11/xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man /etc/X11/xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Files"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
# path to defoma fonts
FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "i2c"
Load "bitmap"
Load "ddc"
Load "dri"
Load "extmod"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
Load "int10"
Load "vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "be"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Device[0]"
Driver "nvidia"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
screen 0

EndSection

Section "Device"
Driver "nvidia"
Identifier "Device[1]"
Screen 1
Option "TVOutFormat" "SVIDEO"
Option "TVStandard" "PAL-B"
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "Monitor[1]"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor[0]" #CRT
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor[1]" #TV
HorizSync 60
VertRefresh 30-150
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen[0]"
Device "Device[0]"
Monitor "Monitor[0]"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "metamodes" "CRT: 1152x864_75 +0+0; CRT: 1152x864 +0+0; CRT: 1152x768 +0+0; CRT: 1024x768 +0+0; CRT: 800x600 +0+0; CRT: 640x480 +0+0"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Device "Device[1]"
Identifier "Screen[1]"
Monitor "Monitor[1]"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Simple Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen[0]"
Screen 1 "Screen[1]" RightOf "Screen[0]"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection
Next edit /etc/bash.bashrc and add:

Quote:
tv()
{
if [ "$1" == "" ]; then
echo "usage: tv program name"
else
DISPLAY=:0.1 $1
fi
}
This will allow you to display apps on your TV from the first screen by adding "tv" before them.

Edit: If you still can't set up xorg.conf with 2 screens, post all two xorg.conf files that worked for your two devices and I'll help you writing one that works for both.

Last edited by jens; 05-20-2007 at 09:42 PM.
 
  


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