[mythtv-users] S-video/nvidia problems

Jessica Perry Hekman jphekman at arborius.net
Thu Jul 29 12:57:50 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 08:26:20PM +1200, Nick Rout wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 1:20 PM, Craig Huff <huffcslists at gmail.com> wrote:
> > As far as I can recall, the 61xx Nvidia devices do not support
> > multiple devices where one is TV-out.  They may support dual monitor
> > modes for combinations of VGA, DVI, and/or HDMI monitors, but it's
> > either TV-out or no TV-out.
> The readme file is very long but very informative.
> on ubuntu systems it is at /usr/share/doc/nvidia-current/README.txt.gz

OK, so the README appears to contradict Craig's assertion that TV-out is 
all or nothing:

 NVIDIA GPU-based graphics cards with a TV-Out connector can use a 
 television as another display device (the same way that it would use a 
 CRT or digital flat panel). The TV can be used by itself, or in 
 conjunction with another display device in a TwinView or multiple X 
 screen configuration. If a TV is the only display device connected to 
 your graphics card, it will be used as the primary display when you 
 boot your system (i.e. the console will come up on the TV just as if it 
 were a CRT).

...although it is possible that the 6150s are an exception, I guess.

It looks like it is time for me to try to mess with xorg.conf directly, 
using the information in this file. I will take a shot at it (and report 
back with problems, I am sure). Thanks so much for all the information, 


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