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Old 05-27-2006, 12:18 PM   #1
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Unhappy Using S-Video output on nVidia GeForce FX5200 in FC5

I've been trying to install FC5 onto my PC (with an nVidia GeForce FX5200 graphics card), i am using the s-video output of my graphics card. booting to the fedora core installation is not a problem, neither is the media checking, but when anaconda starts, my screen just goes blank. If i need to i can install fedora core using a monitor on the VGA output (i am sure that works, as previously i was running redhat 9 and the VGA worked fine, but the s-video output didnt), however i intend to permanently use the s-video output, using my tv as a monitor. How can i configure my s-video to work with FC5?

Any help would be much appreciated
Old 06-04-2006, 11:15 AM   #2
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my geforce4 mx4000 starts up and shows the same thing on the tv and vga until x starts then my tv goes blank (this is normal nvidia behavior.) Now , I'm not to familiar with fc5 but I suspect this is what is happening to you. install with the vga then fc5 will probably set up your card with the "nv" open source nvidia driver as most distros do. but this driver is no where near as good as the closed source "nvidia" driver. this driver will work with your s-video out (in fact the computer I built for my brother is set up this way with his tv for the monitor and nothing connected to the vga.) I can help you set up the nvidia driver to use only the S-video out or to have the same thing on both so either one would work. does fc5 use or xfree86?
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did you install the nvidia drivers?? If you did then to enable the s-video output in xorg.conf. This is how I set up mine using a regular tv. I've seen other postings around the forums to setup clone view and for digital tvs.

Section "Monitor"

### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Acer AL1912"
DisplaySize 370 300
HorizSync 24.0 - 80.0
VertRefresh 49.0 - 75.0
Option "dpms"

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5500]"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 16
Option "NvAGP" "3"
Option "RenderAccel" "on"
Option "XvmcUsesTextures" "on"
Option "TwinView"
Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30-50"
Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "60"
Option "MetaModes" "1024x768, 1024x768; 800x600, 800x600; 640x480, 640x480;"
Option "TVStandard" "NTSC-M"
Option "TVOutFormat" "SVIDEO"
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"


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