[mythtv-users] DVI vs. S-Video
lifter89 at comcast.net
Mon Jan 14 13:01:41 UTC 2008
Phil Bridges wrote:
> On Jan 13, 2008 8:36 PM, Harry Devine <lifter89 at comcast.net> wrote:
>> Rich West wrote:
>> Harry Devine wrote:
>> I currently have an EVGA nVidia based e-GeForce 7100GS video card in my
>> Myth box, and I'm using the S-Video out to push the TV-Out to my Samsung 46"
>> DLP HDTV. I've been thinking about this for a few days, and I believe that
>> I should be using the DVI connection from that card to my TV. I have 2 HDMI
>> inputs on my TV and 1 is being used to receive signals from my Comcast
>> Motorola STB.
>> I'm a little unsure how to configure my xorg.conf file to do this. Also, I
>> suppose that I'll have to get a DVI-to-HDMI cable. Am I correct in this?
>> I'm adding my current xorg.conf file contents below, so if anyone has any
>> ideas, I'm all ears.
>> The title of the Wiki entry is a bit misleading, but check out
>> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/ComponentOut for details on how to get
>> this set up.
>> Hey Rich!
>> I just got around to getting the DVI->HDMI cable hooked up, and I can't get
>> it working from within Linux. When my Myth box reboots, I can put my TV on
>> HDMI2 and see the boot up process. However, once the X server starts, I get
>> nothing. I don't see anything in my /var/log/Xorg.0.log file that indicates
>> any problem. I tried to follow the link in the Wiki that you sent, as well
>> as the following article to no avail:
>> Section "Device"
>> Identifier "Videocard0"
>> Driver "nvidia"
>> VendorName "nVidia"
>> BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce"
>> Option "TwinView"
>> Option "TwinViewOrientation" "Clone"
>> Option "ConnectedMontior" "CRT, TV"
>> Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30-50"
>> Option "SecondMonitorVerRefresh" "60"
>> Option "TVStandard" "NTSC-M"
>> Option "TVOutFormat" "Composite"
> As long as you tell your Xorg to send X out of the "Composite" output
> of your card, that's where it will be output.
> Read this: http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Xorg_HDTV#Nvidia_Settings
Apparently not, because that's what I have (see "TVOutFormat" above) and
I get nothing. I did read that link you sent me (even though I'm on FC6
and not gentoo), but it didn't really help much. I appreciate you
sending it though. Obviously I'm missing something, but I'm not sure
what it is.
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