[mythtv-users] S-video/nvidia problems

Clay ctmythtv at pacbell.net
Fri Jul 30 02:57:55 UTC 2010

Jessica Perry Hekman wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 06:26:32PM -0500, Craig Huff wrote:
>> Is your Nvidia 6150 on an add-in card (PCI, PCI-e, ISA, AGP...?) or
>> provided on the motherboard.  If the latter, you will need to review
> [...]
>> Note: RGB and TV-Out cannot be used simultaneously."  Since I use a
>> VGA monitor on this system, not a newer one with DVI-D, I don't know
>> if the latter would support TV-Out concurrently, but it certainly
>> won't support TV-Out with my VGA monitor concurrently.  Believe me, I
>> tried.
> Thanks, Craig.
> It appears to be an ASUS M2NC51-AR motherboard and the video card is 
> "integrated," which I assume must mean it is on the motherboard. (The 
> machine is an HP slimline 3020n.) I'm having trouble finding detailed 
> specs for this motherboard with any information about how I can expect 
> tv-out to work, though.
> As I mentioned in a previous post, there does not seem to be a DVI 
> connector on the graphics card, so the option of switching my monitor to 
> that doesn't seem to be available. :(
> I guess I am suspecting that what you are warning about is in fact the 
> case, but I probably should make some effort to try to get it working 
> just in case it actually will support out to TV + monitor simultaneously 
> -- since my other option is buying a new computer, right? I am dreading 
> the xorg.conf hacking, though, so if anyone has insights about the ASUS 
> M2NC51-AR motherboard, they would be welcomed.
> You guys have been so helpful. I really appreciate it.
> Jessica

When you have both TV and LCD connected, do you see images on both prior 
to the login screen?
You should see stuff on both during POST until the nvidia driver kicks in.

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