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Old 07-16-2004, 01:11 PM   #1
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Unhappy nvidia tv out -- not a valid TV mode

Hi, first post here.

i have an nvidia fx5200, and i'm trying to run my monitor @ 1280x1024, and clone the full screen to a tv without panning at some lower resolution. I realize i may be venturing into dangerous territory, but I'm prepared...

so, in my xfree86 log, it tells me the only tv modes validated are 800x600 and 640x480. I used a modeline calculator and put in what i would need to run 1280x1024 at the frequency of a tv. i get the modelines, and it seems like the card validates them because it doesn't say "xxx is beyond the vscan" , etc... instead, it says (not a valid TV mode). all that work getting the mode to validate with the tv out, and the card still won't play ball!

so, what are my choices to get a 1280x1024 to clone full to a tv screen. im up for anything like new video cards, vga to tv adapter, etc... the MAN wants it and he doesn't like it when i tell him we can't do it

Old 07-16-2004, 03:41 PM   #2
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I have a fx5900xt, i really wanna find out too... anyone?

Last edited by minm; 07-19-2004 at 11:56 AM.
Old 07-19-2004, 10:28 AM   #3
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bump, anyone?
Old 07-21-2004, 03:51 AM   #4
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First of all, I don't believe a TV will support the resolution you're trying to achieve. The max is usually 1024x768, or for some 800x600. What distro are you using? If you have sax2 installed on your distro, let me know and I can help you.


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