[mythtv-users] S-video/nvidia problems

Clay ctmythtv at pacbell.net
Thu Jul 29 17:51:52 UTC 2010

Jessica Perry Hekman wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 02:23:10PM -0600, Tyler T wrote:
>> > When I run nvidia-settings (after rebooting with the LCD plugged in so I
>> > ...
>> > When X comes back up and I run
>> > nvidia-settings again, TV-0 has been turned to "disabled" again.
>> I had a similar problem to this (custom overscan reset to default
>> after X restart/reboot), and here is my solution. When I saved the
>> settings in the nvidia-settings utility, it did NOT save an xorg.conf
>> file -- it saved a .nvidia-settings-rc file in my home directory. This
>> file must be loaded manually with the command
>> nvidia-settings -l
>> each time X is launched. I placed the above command in my .xinitrc
>> file just prior to my window manager being launched, and now my
>> settings are restored as desired.
> I tried this (and was very hopeful that it would work). I didn't have an 
> .xinitrc yet, but created one containing:
>   nvidia-settings --load-config-only &. /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
> However, when I restarted X, TV-0 still came up "disabled." I'm not sure 
> if my .xinitrc is being successfully run or not at this point, or if it 
> is being successfully run but something else is wrong.
> Looking at my .nvidia-settings-rc file, though, I am not sure that 
> nvidia-settings is actually generating that file when I run it. The file 
> says it was generated on Jul 22, even though I have re-run 
> nvidia-settings multiple times since then. Also, I can explicitly ask 
> nvidia-settings to save to xorg.conf, and I do see that that file gets 
> updated.
> I really wanted this solution to work, but either your system is 
> different from mine, or -- maybe I am missing something?
> Jessica

While you're tinkering, have you been looking in /var/log/Xorg.0.log for 
clues as to what is going on?
/sometimes/ there's useful info there. Maybe even mention of .xinitrc...

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