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Old 06-24-2005, 11:39 AM   #1
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tv output using geoforce 5200fx

Is it possible to get the tv output to work under linux. I already installed the nvidia drivers but i would of thought theres more to it than that.
Old 06-26-2005, 11:21 PM   #2
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Maybe would help (?) The fact that it's still in alpha, though, suggests it might not be very functional yet. Worth a shot, I suppose.
Old 06-27-2005, 06:59 AM   #3
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If your nvidia drivers are working, TV-out should work without the need of any addition application, only a little tweaking at your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. Here is an example of things that I've added in order to get TV-out with an old nvidia geforce 4 MX 440.

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "VESA Framebuffer"
#    Driver      "vesa"
    Driver	"nvidia"
    #VideoRam    4096
    # Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate

   Option	"Rotate"	"off"
   Option	"TwinView"	"true"
   Option	"SecondMonitorHorizSync"	"30-50"
   Option	"SecondMonitorVertRefresh"	"60"
   Option	"MetaModes"	"1024x768,1024x768;800x600,800x600;640x480,640x480"
   Option	"TVStandard"	"Pal-B"
   Option	"ConnectedMonitor"	"CRT,TV"
   Option	"TwinViewOrientation"	"Clone"
   Option	"TVOutFormat"	"SVIDEO"

This should slightly change from one country to another, as NTSC, Pal-B, Pal-G, etc... TVOutFormat might also change. You may want to check nvidia's homepage for more info.


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