[mythtv-users] display mythtv on TV and monitor?

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Fri Jun 9 02:03:35 UTC 2006

On Jun 8, 2006, at 7:08 PM, Xamindar wrote:

> Is it possible to have mythtv display on both a TV (probably at  
> 640x480)
> and a monitor (at 1280x1024) at the same time?  That way I could use
> either one without having to reboot.  If it is possible, what video
> cards or software can do it?  I currently have a geforce4 in my mythtv
> computer but it will only display on one or the other as far as I  
> know.
> If I have the TV plugged in it will boot up on the TV.
> If I have the TV unplugged and the monitor plugged in it will boot  
> up on
> the monitor.

Your present video card should do what you want, assuming that it has  
two separate outputs.

As with all things in life, there are some limitations and conditions.

You will need to install the nVidia driver for it, and follow the  
instructions in the README that accompanies that driver.

How you go about installing the driver depends on what distro you are  
using, some have pre-compiled versions (FC) or special installation  
methods (Gentoo). For others the nVidia-supplied installation program  
will do the job.

Check your distro's docs or nVidia's site for more info, or post your  
system details here and get more detailed information.

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