[mythtv-users] Looking for help with xorg.conf

jack snodgrass mrlinuxgroups at gmail.com
Fri Sep 29 01:53:53 UTC 2006

On 9/28/06, Andrew Davis <andrew at nccomp.com> wrote:
> My video out card is a Leadtek WinFast PX6200 which linux sees as a
> "nVidia GeForce 6200 TurboCache". In nutshell it has DVI out, VGA out,
> and a port that takes a dongle that gives me s-video and composite out.
> I'm trying to setup a dual-head display that goes to my TV and the DVI
> port, but everything I seem to try gives me a blank screen everywhere
> following a CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE, forcing me to ssh in and revert to the
> original xorg.conf. Basically, I want to enable DVI out to a 17'' LCD at
> resolutions of 1280x1024, 1024x768, and 800x600 with 32bit color. I
> *also* want to go out to my TV which is a JVC 61'' widescreen plasma
> (HD-61Z456). And, of course, I'd like the TV out to be widescreen (16:9)
> resolution(s) since all my DVDs and rips are widescreen format. I was
> able to disable the LCD section and enable an option for "TVOutFormat"
> "SVIDEO" and I could get a signal on my TV, though it had a border all
> around and wasn't very sharp. Unfortunately, trying the composite cables
> *and* "TVOutFormat" "COMPOSITE" didn't seem to work. The config below is
> all I've been able to get to work for the TV:
> Section "Device"
>         Identifier  "Videocard0"
>         Driver      "nvidia"
>         VendorName  "Leadtek"
>         BoardName   "Leadtek WinFast PX6200 - nVidia GeForce 6200
> TurboCache"
>         #Option      "RenderAccel" "1"
>         #TV Out Setup
>         Option     "TVStandard" "NTSC-M"
>         Option     "TVOutFormat" "SVIDEO"
>        #Option     "ConnectedMonitor" "TV"
> EndSection
> ... but doing this gave me TV out only, not DVI out as well... so while
> I can see it somewhat decently on the TV, its blurry enough that I have
> to use my LCD monitor to fix things (or a remote console via ssh), but
> since I can't seem to get both the LCD and TV going at the same time,
> this is getting quite frustrating.
> I'm pretty decent with linux, but not so hot with A/V. Could someone
> (preferably with a similar card and/or TV) help me with a sample
> xorg.conf that goes out to DVI and TV (preferably via composite, but
> s-video will do) and that uses normal resolutions for the DVI, but
> widescreen resolution(s) for the TV?
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How about vga to local monitor and dvi to hdtv? You want
s-video to a bigscreen tv?


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