[mythtv-users] PAL TV out

Shane Hollaway shane.hollaway at gmail.com
Sun Mar 19 06:26:07 UTC 2006

I'm having trouble setting up my TV Out on my nVidia 6600GT to go to
my 4:3 PAL tv.  I'm guessing that the setup I've got in my xorg.conf
file is wrong, because each time I try to set it up for TV it fails to
load X with the error "(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable

Looking at the log file, it looks like it's deciding that none of the
modes are valid for a  TV type of PAL.

Any help or example xorg.conf files would be great.  Here's my current
setup in the xorg.conf:

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
	VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
	ModelName    "LG 68cm Analog TV"
	HorizSync    30.0 - 50.0
	VertRefresh  60.0 - 60.0
	Option	    "dpms"
        ModeLine "640x480PAL"   29.50       640  675  678  944  480 
530  535  625
        ModeLine "800x600PAL"   36.00       800  818  820  960  600 
653  655  750

Section "Device"

	# TV Out Setup
	Identifier  "Videocard0"
	Driver      "nvidia"
	VendorName  "Videocard vendor"
	BoardName   "NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT"
	Option	    "TVStandard" "PAL"
	# Option	    "TVOutFormat" "SVIDEO"
	Option	    "TVOutFormat" "COMPOSITE"
        Option      "ConnectedMonitor" "TV"

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Videocard0"
	Monitor    "Monitor0"
	DefaultDepth     24
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
		Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"


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