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

Andrew Davis andrew at nccomp.com
Fri Sep 29 03:58:25 UTC 2006

BTW... surely someone else has a nice nvidia card running out to DVI or 
VGA *and* to a widescreen TV and would be willing to spoonfeed me? :) 
I've already spent a good amount of time getting other things working. 
Seeing someone else's xorg.conf that has a similar situation (DVI + 
widescreen TV) would make it much easier for me to adapt one to my 
config than having to read through all the nvidia docs and do one by 
hand. :) Please... pretty please... :)

jack snodgrass wrote:
> 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?
> jack

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