[mythtv-users] Re: Need advice with xorg.conf setup

Chris Clarke chrisjohn.clarke at gmail.com
Tue Mar 29 15:59:29 UTC 2005


On Tue, 29 Mar 2005 09:25:55 -0500, Larry K <lunchtimelarry at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks, Zach.  I'll try the reference file, and also twinview.  I
> agree that troubleshooting over that blurry TV link is really hard to
> do.  That's why I was switching back to regular vga to troubleshoot,
> and that appeared to exacerbate my problems further.
> 
> 
> On Tue, 29 Mar 2005 07:08:31 -0500, Zach <uid000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Larry
> >
> > If you just use the reference nvidia xorg.conf file (I think it comes
> > with the nvidia drivers), and modify it should be really simple.  I
> > followed the instructions in the readme:
> > ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/1.0-6629/README.txt
> > APPENDIX J covers tv-out. Then you can just nvidia-settings to adjust
> > for overscan and flicker filtering, etc (vs trying to tweak the
> > xorg.conf).  After trying for hours to adapt other people's xorg.conf
> > files with no luck and sometimes non-functioning x configurations, I
> > finally broke down and read the readme, and it was up and going in
> > about five minutes.
> >
> > For the record though, twinview works quite nicely, and is possibly
> > even easier to set up than straight tv-out.  Even if you're not using
> > vga out, it's nice to have enabled in case you need to hook up a
> > monitor to work on the box.  There's nothing more frustrating than
> > trying to troubleshoot the box through a blurry svideo or composite tv
> > connection.  It's easy to implement by following the instructions in
> > the readme.  APPENDIX I supercedes APPENDIX J when using twinview.
> > Also complaints I've read about twinview and refresh rates on the
> > second monitor don't seem to apply because the driver allows you to
> > cusomize individual settings for the second monitor.
> >
> > good luck
> > Zach
> >
> > > Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2005 16:42:41 -0500
> > > From: Larry K <lunchtimelarry at gmail.com>
> > > Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Re: Need advice with xorg.conf setup
> > >
> > >
> > > Trev,
> > >
> > > I'm not interested in "twinview"  at the moment.  I'm just trying to
> > > get it working on the TV-out only.
> > >
> > > On Mon, 28 Mar 2005 13:01:52 +0100, Trev Jackson
> > > <trev at g7pvs.freeserve.co.uk> wrote:
> > > > Hi
> > > >
> > > > On Monday 28 Mar 2005 03:12, Larry K wrote:
> > > > > Sorry for the duplicate posts.  My network connection was going flaky
> > > > > and gmail was timing out.
> > > > >
> > > > > On Sun, 27 Mar 2005 20:40:41 -0500, Larry K <lunchtimelarry at gmail.com>
> > > > wrote:
> > > > > > All,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I have mythtv working, for the most part, but only when my computer
> > > > > > when it's hooked up to the 17" flat panel display that I used for the
> > > > > > initial install.  I'm trying to switch over to using a TV by
> > > > > > connecting to the S-video-out jack on my geforce card.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Is there a preferred process for building/installing/troubleshooting
> > > > > > an xorg.conf file?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > It seems that when I install and test an xorg file that proves to be
> > > > > > invalid, it hangs my system and I have to do a cold reboot. If I try
> > > > > > to switch back to a previous copy of xorg.conf that was known to work
> > > > > > (i.e., with the flat panel monitor hooked up instead of the TV, using
> > > > > > that copy of the xorg.conf file), the sound and/or video drivers
> > > > > > appear to be messed up and I have to go through loads of
> > > > > > retesting/reinstalling drivers to figure out what was broken...
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Is it normal to see this level of frustration with xorg.conf
> > > > > > diagnostics?  Am I doing something wrong?  Is there some magic command
> > > > > > and/or procedure that I am not aware of?
> > > > >
> > > > > _______________________________________________
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> > > >
> > > > Take a look at:
> > > >
> > > > http://wiki.gentoo-italia.net/index.php/Dual_Monitors
> > > >
> > > > Best Regards
> > > >
> > > > Trev
> > > >

Larry,

    Here's a copy of my "twinview" xorg.conf file if you need
something to start from....

Chris
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