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

Andrew Davis andrew at nccomp.com
Fri Sep 29 17:36:44 UTC 2006

Patrick Ouellette wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 28, 2006 at 07:29:34PM -0700, Andrew Davis wrote:
>> How do I let it detect? Is there something I should run? During install 
>> it detected only the LCD monitor I had connected. After upgrading to the 
>> nVidia drivers, I haven't done anything to re-detect anything. Do you 
>> have an example of the ConnectedMonitor option? Is it something like:
>> "ConnectedMonitor" "DVI, TV". Just for the sake of clarity, can I assume 
>> the dual monitor section of the readme includes mixing monitors and TV's 
>> and not just dual-head displays?
> I don't believe the driver included with X will support TV out from
> nVidia cards - that's why the install process only saw your LCD.  When
> you changed from the X video driver nv to the nvidia driver you now
> should be able to detect all the output devices attached to your card.
> If you have both monitors (DVI and HD) connected when you start the
> nVidia driver (by starting X) the driver is supposed to detect the
> devices.  If it does not, you can add the option line:
> Option "ConnectedMonitor"  "TV, DFP"
> These are from the nVidia 9625 driver (currently available as a beta
> driver from nVidia).  Options for connected monitor are:
> TV
> DFP (digital flat panel)
> CRT (traditional monitor)
So in the above, a TV is a traditional TV while DFP would be an LCD *or* 
an HD-type TV (plasma)? I'm confused on how they define TV since so many 
newer TVs are also monitors. Do I assume CRT for a CRT, DFP for an LCD, 
and TV for a TV regardless of the type of TV? I guess put another way, 
is a widescreen plasma considered a TV or a DFP by nvidia?
> If you have the X module XRandR loaded you should be able to dynamically
> enable the second monitor with the nvidia-settings utility included with
> the driver.

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