[mythtv-users] nVidia DVI out?

Steve Brown sbrown at ewol.com
Fri Dec 24 13:58:30 UTC 2004

Mark L. Cukier wrote:

> Hello:
> Does anyone have any experience getting the DVI output on an nVidia 
> card to work? (GeForce FX 5200)
> I've put the "ConnectedMonitor" "DFP" statement in my xorg.conf, but I 
> still see no output. Does anyone have any tips on how to do this? I'd 
> also love to see an example xorg.conf file...
> I'm trying to connect the video card is connected to a Sony Widescreen 
> HDTV. As always, help is much appreciated.
> - Mark
I have a cheapo MX440 (no external TDMS) and a Sharp 45" LCD (LC45GX6U). 
It has 2 DVI connections. One to an interface box and another from the 
interface box to the display.

I used the read-edid stuff at 
http://john.fremlin.de/programs/linux/read-edid/ to get the edid info. 
The interface box reports 1280x768p and 1024x768p while if I unplug the 
interface box and connect directly to the display, it reports 
1920x1080p. With the "Monitor" section  generated by read-edid added to 
my xorg.conf, X & mythtv just work for these resolutions.  On bootup, 
the bios even seems to mostly recogize the edid preferred resolution and 
do proper console output. I thnk there is some dependency on the 
computer/tv power up sequence. But if fails so seldom that I haven't 
found a pattern yet.

I'm running nvidia's 6111 drivers. The 6629 drivers produce a wierd 
horizontally overlapped display. I don't know why yet.

Not so bleak,


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