[mythtv-users] Problems with VGA/RGBHV and Mitsubishi HDTV

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Sep 14 19:22:43 UTC 2005

On 09/14/05 14:19, conkel at sunpower.com wrote:

>Hello, I've been browsing through the archives and can't seem to find 
>anyone else that has had this problem. Here is my hardware setup related 
>to my problem:
>P4 1.7GHz
>512MB RAM
>Geforce 2 Video Card using VGA out
>Mitsubishi WT46809 (connected with breakout cable)
>Hauppauge PVR 250
>I have gotten MythTV set up and running great. Recording works great with 
>the PVR-250, I've got it running 1920x1080i and I'm working on getting 
>Lirc running now.
>My problem is that my TV doesn't want to wake up after I turn it off for 
>an extended period of time. I leave the Myth frontend running and I turn 
>the TV off when I'm done to prevent burn in. If I leave it off for more 
>than a half hour when I come back to turn it on it comes on for about 5 
>seconds and shuts itself off. 
>I can get it working again by unplugging the VGA from the back of the 
>computer, turning on the TV, and then rehooking the VGA cable back to the 
>computer. What's odd is that I can turn the TV off and back on, just not 
>for an extended period of time. 
>Here's what I've tried to fix it:
>Disabled screen blanking in BIOS
>Set DPMS off in xorg.conf
>Disabled screensaver settings in xorg.conf (ServerFlags)
>"xset -dpms s off"
>"setterm -powersave off"
>"setterm -blank 0"
>(I know, these are for console, but I'm trying everything here)
>I'm at the end of my rope here, any ideas? I can post my xorg.conf if 
>needed. Thanks in advance!
Does it come on if you press a key on the keyboard (not a key on the 
remote--one on the keyboard) or wiggle the mouse?  Did you turn off 
xscreensaver (the application, it sounds like you've set BlankTime, 
StandbyTime, SuspendTime, and OffTime in ServerFlags)?


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