[mythtv-users] NVidia 5200 independent output capability?

kim Gross kgross at jensalt.com
Fri Jan 11 03:16:56 UTC 2008

Tim G wrote:
> I'm preparing to build my first MythTV box, which will be used 
> primarily for HD programs. I'm looking to purchase an NVidia 5200 
> based video output card such as the Gigabyte GV-N52128DS (due to the 
> B/W OSD issue with xvmc - only 4000 and 5000 series NVidia cards 
> support the workaround).
> I would like to connect the DVI output to my HDTV, and the D-sub 
> output to a computer monitor. The specifications of this card do not 
> clearly indicate if the two outputs are independent. If I use 
> Mythbuntu, will I be able to have separate, independent video outputs 
> for the desktop and the TV playback?  I am concerned that the video 
> outputs provide a single signal in two formats (VGA and DVI).
> Thanks!
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You can use Twinview to setup the different outputs, but I have not 
tried to see if you setup different X sessions on each output.  But you 
can run each output at a different resolution without any problems.


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