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Old 08-23-2003, 12:13 PM   #1
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nvidia tv-out

I'm a newbie using SuSE 8.2 personal with nvidia drivers (followed the directions in the FAQ ). I can't seem to get TV-OUT working at all. The cabling is okay as I managed to use TV-TOOL under windows.

My XF86Config can be found at
Whenever I try adding the TV to it and restarting X, a whole bunch of vertical bands show up on the CRT but nothing on the TV. Then I have to reboot, login as root, and restore my backup config.

I've been trying to add the following:

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier	"TV"
	VendorName	"Philips"
	HorizSync	30.0 - 50.0
	VertRefresh	60

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen1"
	Device     "Device[0]"
	Monitor	   "TV"
	DefaultDepth	24
	SubSection "Display"
		Modes "800x600" "640x480" "400x300" "320x240"
		Depth 24

And then the following additional options to the Device section:
Option "TwinView" "1"
Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30-50"
Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "60-60"
Option "TwinViewOrientation" "Clone"
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "crt,tv"
Option "TVStandard" "PAL-I" #United Kingdom
Option "MetaModes" "800x600,800x600"
Option "TVOverScan" "0.7"
I'm having absolutely no joy Any ideas? I've searched but I'm too much of a newbie for anything I find to help much.
Old 08-23-2003, 12:32 PM   #2
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Well, in the Section "Device", make sure the resolutions are set in pairs at "Metamodes" This is mine:

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "Videocard0"
	Driver      "nvidia"
	VendorName  "Videocard vendor"
	BoardName   "NVIDIA GeForce 4 (generic)"
	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"
Good luck!


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