[mythtv-users] DVI on GeForce 6200 to HDMI on Toshiba 30HF84 TV

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Tue Dec 12 23:06:57 UTC 2006

jack snodgrass wrote:
> On 12/12/06, Jon Whitear <jon at whitear.org> wrote:
>> Robin Murray wrote:
>>> I guess I'm trying to nail down if this is a
>>> basic connection problem, or a problem with XWindows. Not knowing how
>>> it's *supposed* to work hinders ones ability to figure out what's wrong.
>> The HDMI input on my Sony LCD TV only supports "HDTV" modes, such as
>> 720p. I don't see anything until X starts up and starts outputting a
>> 720p signal.
>> Cheers,
>> Jon
> I have a 6200 card with a 32" Viewsonic HDTV LCD.
> I don't do anything special with my xorg.conf file.
> When my PC boots, I see the BIOS boot / Linux boot
> messages on both my 32" HDTV and my 21" desktop LCD.
> Once X-Windows starts, I get my dual desktops.
> Since ViewSonic is a PC based company... that may have
> something to do with it...

You should check in your BIOS. There may well be a setting for output 
through VGA or HDMI or both. That setting will control what you see on 
boot, until the system starts explicitly sending output to the HDMI 
output socket.  Works that way on VIA boards as well as others...


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