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Old 08-19-2009, 11:46 AM   #1
Registered: Nov 2005
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Distribution: Fedora 11
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configure svideo


Iam using fedora 11 on toshiba satellite m200..

I have a problem with configuring the svideo.. when I connect it the port to my TV.. I get a display when fedora boots. i.e. the boot screen of fedora is shown on tv but when the boot process finally reaches the gnome login screen there is no display on the tv. The tv continues to show the last image of the boot screen. I hv tried to configure it by reducing the resolution of the screen but the display utility in gnome does not recognise my tv as a display device.

following is the output of xrandr -q

Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1280 x 800, maximum 8192 x 8192
VGA1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
LVDS1 connected 1280x800+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 304mm x 190mm
   1280x800       59.9*+
TV1 unknown connection (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
   1024x768       30.0  
   800x600        30.0  
   848x480        30.0  
   640x480        30.0
Please help me configure my svideo.. watching movies on tv is so much better. thanks.
Old 08-20-2009, 02:03 AM   #2
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This should be possible via the xorg.conf file...

See for some clues.

Notably, the section in xorg.conf illustrated there may be of help...

Section "Device"
	Identifier "TV"
	Driver "i810"
	Option "MonitorLayout"	"TV,LFP"
	Option "TVStandard"	"NTSC"
	Option "TVOutFormat"	"SVIDEO" # "COMPOSITE"
	Option "ConnectedMonitor"	"TV"
	Screen 1
	BusID "PCI:0:2:0"
Of course, these aren't really the parameters you need.
Old 08-20-2009, 05:43 PM   #3
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Thanks sonnik.

I finally got it resolved. I had to add nomodeset key word in grub.conf. fedora 11 uses kms by default which does not support svideo yet. dont know what the difference between the two.


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