[mythtv-users] Need help with xorg.conf for Pioneer 50" Plasma

Larry K lunchtimelarry at gmail.com
Fri Jan 26 21:43:34 UTC 2007


Thanks for the reply.  Yes, the new plasma has a VGA "PC" input.

Here is the xorg.conf I've been running with my old TV connected with
S-video.  I wondered if it needed some changes because nowhere does it
specify the resolution of my new plasma.  The highest resolution called out
is 1024x768...

# XFree86 4 configuration created by pyxf86config
# Edited by Jarod Wilson

Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "Default Layout"
        Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
        InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

Section "Files"

# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database.  Note, this is the name of
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db").  There is normally
# no need to change the default.
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
        RgbPath      "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
        ModulePath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/nvidia"
        ModulePath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions"
        ModulePath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
        FontPath     "unix/:7100"

Section "Module"
        Load  "dbe"
        Load  "extmod"
        Load  "fbdevhw"
        Load  "glx"
        Load  "record"
        Load  "freetype"
        Load  "type1"
        Load  "v4l"

Section "InputDevice"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
#       Option  "Xleds"         "1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
#       Option  "XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults).  For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
#       Option  "XkbModel"      "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
#       Option  "XkbModel"      "microsoft"
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
#       Option  "XkbLayout"     "de"
# or:
#       Option  "XkbLayout"     "de"
#       Option  "XkbVariant"    "nodeadkeys"
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
#       Option  "XkbOptions"    "ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
#       Option  "XkbOptions"    "ctrl:nocaps"
        Identifier  "Keyboard0"
        Driver      "keyboard"
        Option      "XkbRules" "xfree86"
        Option      "XkbModel" "pc105"
        Option      "XkbLayout" "us"

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Mouse0"
        Driver      "mouse"
        Option      "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
        Option      "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
        Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
        Option      "Emulate3Buttons" "no"

Section "InputDevice"

# If the normal CorePointer mouse is not a USB mouse then
# this input device can be used in AlwaysCore mode to let you
# also use USB mice at the same time.
        Identifier  "DevInputMice"
        Driver      "mouse"
        Option      "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
        Option      "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
        Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
        Option      "Emulate3Buttons" "no"

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "Monitor0"
        VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
        ModelName    "27in Analog TV"
        HorizSync    30.0 - 50.0
        VertRefresh  60.0 - 60.0
#       Option      "dpms"

Section "ServerFlags"
        Option "blank time" "0"
        Option "standby time" "0"
        Option "suspend time" "0"
        Option "off time" "0"

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Videocard0"
        Driver      "nvidia"
        VendorName  "Chaintech"
        BoardName   "nVidia GeForce 4 MX 440"
#       Option      "RenderAccel" "1"
        Option      "TVStandard" "NTSC-M"
        Option      "TVOutFormat" "SVIDEO"
        Option      "NvAGP" "1"

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

Section "DRI"
        Group        0
        Mode         0666

[root at mythtv X11]#

On 1/26/07, Rich West <Rich.West at wesmo.com> wrote:
> Larry K wrote:
> > Greetings...
> >
> > I have myth running successfully with an S-video connection to my old
> > 32" Sony TV for a couple years.  I am capturing SD with PVR-250s and I
> > have some sort of nVidia GEFORCE video card (VGA and S-video output
> > only).
> >
> > Recently purchased a Pioneer 50" plasma, so I *think* I should be
> > connecting with a VGA cable instead of S-video (better video quality I
> > assume), and my old xorg.conf probably needs an facelift.  The Pio has
> > a native resolution of 1365x768.
> >
> > Can anyone offer advice or a copy of their xorg.conf?
> If it has VGA, then use that.  Going from an S-video connection, which
> is still standard definition TV (480i) to VGA (progressive at all
> resolutions) will be a bit of a leap and will require some configuration
> adjustments on Myth's playback options (check the box next to
> "De-interlace video" and select "bob" as the method).  As far as the
> xorg.conf goes, Xorg really should just see your Pioneer as a computer
> monitor (more or less) and shouldn't really need much tweaking other
> than making sure that you are using the correct driver and typical
> options defined in your "Device" section and then just make sure you
> have your "Screen" section set up to have the resolutions you want to
> support.
> For example, my "Device" section looks like:
> Section "Device"
>         Identifier  "Videocard0"
>         Driver      "nvidia"
>         VendorName  "XFX"
>         BoardName   "XFX nVidia GeForce 6200"
>         Option      "RenderAccel" "1"
>         Option      "NvAGP" "2"
>         Option      "NoLogo" "true"
>         Option      "UseEvents" "True"
> EndSection
> -Rich
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