[mythtv-users] Can't get TV-Out to work - need help

Don Brett dlbrett at zoominternet.net
Sun Jan 13 22:35:50 UTC 2008

Scott Traurig wrote:
>> Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2008 11:55:59 -0500
>> From: Don Brett <dlbrett at zoominternet.net>
>> I have a MythTv box that used to work fine (Fedora 6 with Jarods 
>> guide).  I did some changes, which degraded into a rebuild of the box.  
>> So now I have Fedora 7 with Mythtv installed by following Jarod's guide, 
>> but I can't get tvout to work correctly.
>> Live TV works on the monitor.  I get text on the TV while it's booting , 
>> but nothing from X and nothing from Live TV.  Any suggestions on what I 
>> missed?  Thanks,
> Don,
> I have a composite only setup. I had to do two things: 1) NOT have a VGA
> monitor attached and 2) change my xorg.conf file to explicitly enable the
> composite output...
> Section "Device"
> 	Option "TVOutFormat" "Composite"
> st
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Thanks Scott, but it used to work with both.  Since yesterday, I got 
desperate to get this box working, so I downloaded MythDora 4 and 
started from scratch.  It worked great!  I had a couple of minor 
hitches, but it really did a nice job.  And guess what, both monitor and 
TV work again!

I definitely missed some issues in xorg.conf and driver match-up, which 
is probably where my original problem happened, but they have the right 
combination for my setup.  Kudos to the MythDora team  :)


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