[mythtv-users] S-video/nvidia problems

Bill Williamson bill at bbqninja.com
Thu Jul 29 12:05:22 UTC 2010

Replying from phone, excuse topquote.

I have a 6150 motherboard. It supports 1 analog and 1 digital at the
same time. Plug in your LCD via dvi and you can use both.

On Thursday, July 29, 2010, 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
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