[mythtv-users] S-video/nvidia problems

James Crow crow.jamesm at gmail.com
Wed Jul 28 19:57:12 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 2:19 PM, Jessica Perry Hekman
<jphekman at arborius.net> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 09:34:21AM -0700, Clay wrote:
>> Once the TV was up did you plug the LCD back in? It's ok to hot swap
>> monitors...
> Thanks for all the suggestions!
> I did try plugging the LCD back in, actually, but the monitor insisted
> that it had no signal when I did. So far as I can tell, my video card
> really wants to output to one or the other. I can't figure out how to
> tell it to output to both.
>> Now that you have both working, run sudo nvidia-settings and
>> configure the layout you want. TV will probably be screen0 so switch
>> them around so LCD is screen0 and TV is screen1. I'd use dual
>> xscreens but if you want to try TwinView, go for it.
> When I run nvidia-settings (after rebooting with the LCD plugged in so I
> have a decent monitor to use!), I see two displays in the layout: my LCD
> (HP L1906) and TV-0. TV-0 is labelled "disabled." I configure TV-0 so
> that it is enabled, save to xorg.conf (with a backup made first!) and
> restart X (with the TV turned on). When X comes back up and I run
> nvidia-settings again, TV-0 has been turned to "disabled" again.
> I am flummoxed as to why TV-0 gets disabled. I recognize that it may be
> time to tweak xorg.conf directly, but have no idea where to start with
> that -- any suggestions would be very welcome.
> Thanks,
> Jessica

You may want to find the specs for your video card/motherboard (the
6150 is an on motherboard chip right?) and make sure it supports dual


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