[mythtv-users] Looking for help with xorg.conf
andrew at nccomp.com
Fri Sep 29 01:21:35 UTC 2006
My video out card is a Leadtek WinFast PX6200 which linux sees as a
"nVidia GeForce 6200 TurboCache". In nutshell it has DVI out, VGA out,
and a port that takes a dongle that gives me s-video and composite out.
I'm trying to setup a dual-head display that goes to my TV and the DVI
port, but everything I seem to try gives me a blank screen everywhere
following a CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE, forcing me to ssh in and revert to the
original xorg.conf. Basically, I want to enable DVI out to a 17'' LCD at
resolutions of 1280x1024, 1024x768, and 800x600 with 32bit color. I
*also* want to go out to my TV which is a JVC 61'' widescreen plasma
(HD-61Z456). And, of course, I'd like the TV out to be widescreen (16:9)
resolution(s) since all my DVDs and rips are widescreen format. I was
able to disable the LCD section and enable an option for "TVOutFormat"
"SVIDEO" and I could get a signal on my TV, though it had a border all
around and wasn't very sharp. Unfortunately, trying the composite cables
*and* "TVOutFormat" "COMPOSITE" didn't seem to work. The config below is
all I've been able to get to work for the TV:
BoardName "Leadtek WinFast PX6200 - nVidia GeForce 6200
#Option "RenderAccel" "1"
#TV Out Setup
Option "TVStandard" "NTSC-M"
Option "TVOutFormat" "SVIDEO"
#Option "ConnectedMonitor" "TV"
... but doing this gave me TV out only, not DVI out as well... so while
I can see it somewhat decently on the TV, its blurry enough that I have
to use my LCD monitor to fix things (or a remote console via ssh), but
since I can't seem to get both the LCD and TV going at the same time,
this is getting quite frustrating.
I'm pretty decent with linux, but not so hot with A/V. Could someone
(preferably with a similar card and/or TV) help me with a sample
xorg.conf that goes out to DVI and TV (preferably via composite, but
s-video will do) and that uses normal resolutions for the DVI, but
widescreen resolution(s) for the TV?
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