[mythtv-users] Linux TV-Out compatability?

Lego Andy me at andy.cx
Fri Mar 7 01:53:32 UTC 2003

Hi Derek,

I have similar card. It works fine except I see a black stripe on each
side of screen. Kind of annoying, but I haven't have a time to figure
out how to get full screen. Maybe somebody on the list will
suggest. In general, all you do is get the nvidia drivers for linux,
rebuild kernel and start X.

Here are related sections from my XF86Config-4 file:

Section "Module"
        Load    "GLcore"
        Load    "bitmap"
        Load    "dbe"
        Load    "ddc"
        Load    "dri"  # Does not work on ATI
        Load    "extmod"
        Load    "freetype"
        Load    "glx"
        Load    "int10"
        Load    "record"
        Load    "speedo"
        Load    "type1"
        Load    "vbe"
        Load    "v4l"

Section "Device"
        Identifier      "Generic Video Card"
        Driver          "nvidia"
        Option "NvAGP" "1"
#       Option "TwinView"
#       Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30-50"
#       Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "60"
#       Option "MetaModes" "1024x768, 1024x768; 800x600, 800x600; 640x480, 640x
        Option "TVOut" "true"
        Option "TVStandard" "NTSC-M"
        Option "crt_screen" "true"
        Option "ConnectedMonitor" "TV"

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier      "TV"
        HorizSync       30-50
        VertRefresh     60

        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           24
                #Modes          "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
                Modes           "800x600"

Looks good?

If I have something strange, please correct me.


On Thu, 06 Mar 2003 19:33:53 -0500
grozio at buffalo.edu wrote:

> Had a quick question about how linux works with video cards.  Is any 
> card that supports TV-out compatable with linux? I picked up a ALbatron 
> GeForce2 MX-400 w/TV out from Newegg. Please correct me if any of the 
> following of this is wrong. I was told the best chipset to get on a 
> card was BT869. I was also told that the company that makes it was 
> bought or become a company called Conexant. The card I bought has a 
> Conexant chip on it, but nowhere does it say BT869. The chip is labeled 
> as follows:
> Conexant
> Video Encoder
> CX25871-15
> E258654.1
> 0234 Philippines
> Is this chip/card going to work with linux? The box does not have linux 
> compatability listed (but I just figured it wouldnt because most I have 
> seen do not list linux). Is this the BT869 chipset, and if not will it 
> still work? Is the BT869 chipset the only one that works with linux? I 
> ask these questions because the rest of my parts for my myth box have 
> not made it in the mail yet, and if this card is definitely not going 
> to work then I am going to get a different card now. Thanks.
> -Derek
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