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Old 09-14-2004, 12:56 AM   #1
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Setting up Tv-Out in mandrake 10

OK, so i got my other stuff working out so far, now i just need to get tv-out setup. I have a geforce fx5900xt, i installed the nvidia accelerated drivers and got them workin i think (i did the stuff in the xf86config-4 with Vi). I just cant figgure out the tv-out, i went thru the nvidia readme but its damn confusing for my feeble mind since ive been a windows user up until now, i did a little linux experimenting iwth redhat but with little sucess, thi is the farthest ive gotten in linux and i like it so far.

dammt i cant make my totem player window small again, i maximixed and now it wont un-maximize, wtf.
Old 09-14-2004, 02:20 AM   #2
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Here's what I do in order to use an S-Video on an NVidia card. To your XF86Config-4 file, try adding this stuff.

Add a new monitor section like so:

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "TV"
HorizSync 30-50
VertRefresh 60
Option "TVStandard" "NTSC-M"
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "TV"
Option "TVOutFormat" "SVIDEO"

Then add a new screen section like so:

Section "Screen"
Identifier "TV"
Device "Nvidia 5200fx"
Monitor "TV"
DefaultDepth 24
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "800x600" "640x480"

Then you must kill X. The best method is probably to run as root
/sbin/init 3
and if that doesn't work
/sbin/init 2
and if that STILL doesn't work
/sbin/init 1 (not recommended though).

Then you will be at a typical terminal screen. As a user (NOT ROOT), start up X windows with this command:

/usr/X11/bin/startx -- -screen "TV" -dpi 100

Hopefully that will output to your TV. If that fails, try getting rid of the "800x600" part of the above information. Good luck!
Old 09-14-2004, 02:24 AM   #3
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Note that where I have "Nvidia 5200fx" you will need to change that to the device name of your nvidia. Find a section called Device where it has an Identifier line. There it should have a quoted name, whatever you've named your card. Substitute that in for "Nvidia 5200fx"


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