[mythtv-users] Modeline works in Powerstrip/Windows, but not in Xorg/Linux

Tom Lichti tom at redpepperracing.com
Sat Dec 23 14:42:52 UTC 2006

James Buckley wrote:
> Hi all,
> Basically, I have a problem...

> OK, all I needed to do is cut and paste the modeline from powerstrip
> to Xorg. No problem, so I generated the modeline from Powerstrip
> (using the copy to clipboard thing), and pasted it into my xorg.conf.
> Now here's the problem: no picture (at least not in DTV mode). I've
> checked all the logs, and the modeline is confirmed, correct, accepted
> and applied, but I don't get any picture.
> Now, here's my question, does anybody know why this is? I've been
> working on this project since Easter, and this is the only problem I
> have left (but quite a severe one). I'd really like to have a pure
> digital connection, as the component (yes, component) out from my
> motherboard (an MSI K8NGM2-FID), isn't very good.
> If anyone has an idea as to why all this is, or has any info at all
> regarding the subject/problem, pleaassseee speak up.
> Thanks in advance, James
> P.S. I've posted my xorg.conf, just in case somebody notices anything
> wrong / problematic. Oh, and I'm running on Gentoo, using the nvidia
> 1.0.9631 binary drivers.
> Section "Device"
>         Identifier  "GFX Card"
>         Driver      "nvidia"
>         VendorName  "nVidia Corporation"
>         BoardName   "C51PV [GeForce 6150]"
>         BusID       "PCI:0:5:0"
>         VideoRam    65536
>         Option      "NoLogo" "true"
>         Option      "ConnectedMonitor" "DFP"
> EndSection
Did you play with any of the 'TVStandard' options? I have:

Option "TVStandard" "HD480i"

in my device section, I would try "HD720p", and see what happens.


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