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Old 12-18-2004, 06:05 PM   #1
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Mandrake 10 nvidia tv out problems

Just switched from XP last night, and don't want to go back! However, i can't seem to get the TwinView function on my NVidia GEForce 5200 up and running. I've got the right drivers installed, and get the NVidia splash when starting KDE. I'm running Mandrake 10.

Here's a copy of the XF86Confg-4 file that I'm using.

# File generated by XFdrake.

# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the XF86Config man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# **********************************************************************

Section "Files"
    # Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
    # By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
    # the X server to render fonts.
    FontPath "unix/:-1"

Section "ServerFlags"
    #DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
    #DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
    AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse doesn't work

Section "Module"
    Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
    Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
    Load "extmod"
    Load "type1"
    Load "freetype"
    Load "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/"

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Keyboard1"
    Driver "Keyboard"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout" "en_US"
    Option "XkbOptions" ""

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
    Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "monitor1"
    VendorName "Plug'n Play"
    HorizSync 30-83
    VertRefresh 56-75
    # Sony Vaio C1(X,XS,VE,VN)?
    # 1024x480 @ 85.6 Hz, 48 kHz hsync
    ModeLine "1024x480"    65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344   480  488  494  563 -hsync -vsync
    # TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
    # 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
    ModeLine "768x576"     50.00  768  832  846 1000   576  590  595  630
    # 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
    ModeLine "768x576"     63.07  768  800  960 1024   576  578  590  616

Section "Device"
    Identifier "device1"
    BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce"
    Driver "nvidia"
    Option "DPMS"
#    Option "IgnoreEDID" "1"
    Option "UseEDIDFreqs" "1"
#      Option "NvAGP" "3"
#      Option "DigitalVibrance" "132"
      Option "TwinView" "1"
#      Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "31-64"
#      Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "50-90"
      Option "TwinViewOrientation" "RightOf"
      Option "TVStandard" "NTSC-M"
      Option "MetaModes" "1024x768;800x600"
#      Option "TVOutFormat" "SVIDEO"
#      Option "ConnectedMonitor" "TV"

Section "Screen"
    Identifier "screen1"
    Device "device1"
    Monitor "monitor1"
    DefaultColorDepth 24
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth 8
        Modes "1024x768"
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth 15
        Modes "1024x768"
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth 16
        Modes "1024x768"
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth 24
        Modes "1024x768"

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "layout1"
    InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
    Screen "screen1"

Can someone take a look at this and let me know what is wrong? Any links would help, but please don't say you need YanC! I've tried this with no luck as well. If anyone has this working on their system, a copy of your config would be nice.
Old 01-12-2005, 10:41 PM   #2
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Here is my device section:
Section "Device"
Identifier "TwinViewTV"
Driver "nvidia"
VideoRam 32768
Option "NvAGP" "3"
Option "DigitalVibrance" "0"
Option "TwinView"
Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30-50"
Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "60"
Option "TwinViewOrientation" "Clone"
Option "TVStandard" "NTSC-M"
Option "MetaModes" "1024x768,800x600"
Option "TVOutFormat" "COMPOSITE"
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "crt,TV"
It works. but it has been some time since you posted this, so maybe you fixed it yourself. By the way, yanc used to work great, but it was broken the last time I tried it.


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