[mythtv-users] TV Out on Aopen mobo with NVidia Nforce2-g will not function (FC1, nvidia, Toshiba TV) need help

Owen - lists olists at thebrands.org
Sat Jan 24 13:23:39 EST 2004

Running the FC1 documented by Jarod. Mobo is Aopen MK79G-N with Nvidia 
NForce2-G onboard. I have tried building my own XF86Config-4 based on
the nvidia read me doc as well as the XF86Config.nvidia that is
generated with Axel's modules. 

I have reloaded FC1, done the kernel update, and installed the nVidia
drivers as per:
# apt-get install nvidia-graphics4363-kmdl-$MYKERNEL
# apt-get install nvidia-graphics4363

After the install X restarts fine. When I add the TV Out options X
fails. I have tried starting X with and without the PC monitor also
attached. With SVIDEO attached and defined I see a few blinks from the
tv and nothing more. With composite attached and configured I see the
video card go through post and it displays memory on the screen. Then
when X starts a few flickers and nothing more. Can it be something as
simple as the Monitor0 definition? Is anyone else running a Toshiba 32"
TV? I have had no luck googling the specs for the Toshiba.

Here is the error section of /var/log/XFree86.0.log

(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module!
(EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting ***
(II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
(II) UnloadModule: "vgahw"
(II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

And XF86Config.nvidia sections for "Device" and "Screen"
Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "Monitor0"
        VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
        ModelName    "Dell 1701FP (Analog)"
        DisplaySize  340        270
        HorizSync    30.0 - 80.0
        VertRefresh  56.0 - 76.0
        Option      "dpms"

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Videocard0"
        Driver      "nvidia"
        VendorName  "Aopen"
        BoardName   "NVIDIA GeForce 4 MX (generic)"
        #Option     "RenderAccel" "1"
        #TV Out Setup
        Option      "TVStandard" "NTSC-M"
        Option      "TVOutFormat" "COMPOSITE"
        Option      "TVOverScan" "0.7"
        #Option      "NvAGP" "1"

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen0"
        Device     "Videocard0"
        Monitor    "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth     24
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth     24
                Modes    "800x600" "640x480"

One other item of note. Since Aopen doesn't sell the mobo adapter I am
using my home built composite and svideo out adapter. Since I get the
clear memory post displayed on the TV I am assuming that composite is
working correctly with this adapter. I am certain I will never buy
another Aopen product.

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. 

My somewhat more detailed notes are here:


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