[mythtv-users] On nVidia 6200 can run SVIDEO TVOutFormat, can't run COMPONENT
levander at mindspring.com
Wed Nov 21 03:31:01 UTC 2007
Mitch Gore wrote:
> the cable is the same thing. I would either take the card back or head
> over to the nvidia linux forums. they have staff they may be able to
> help you out. Or maybe you can open a ticket with nvidia.
> Sorry i cant be of more help.
Amen and hallelujah!! Over a weeks worth of free time and I finally got it working.
I originally bought two of those Leadtek A6200's. One of them went bad and took a monitor out with it. Finally got Leadtek to send me a new one and it sat in a box for awhile because waiting for the replacement card, the itch to tinker with my hardware had passed.
So, I go to set up Myth and pull the warranty replacement out of the box. Doesn't work. Tonight, I finally get around to sticking it in my Windows box, and try to get component out working on it. But, I'm only given the option for Composite, S-Video, and DVI. The warranty replacement they sent me isn't the same broken one I send them. Even though I've gone back and looked, and all the stickers and everything on the outside are exactly the same.
I slipped the Leadtek A6200 that was in my Windows box into the Linux box, and it worked right away. Full color on a component output. I happened to have left a functioning xorg.conf for component out on the system before I took it down for tinkering.
Although, when I use this file you sent me Mitch, after I log into GDM, X starts to come up, but it crashes. When I used the xorg.conf that I had modified from a xorg.conf.failsafe to support component out, X works fine. I'm thinking it's some of the modules that aren't loaded in the xorg.conf.failsafe. I still have some tinkering to do.
Having people that knew whether or not the xorg.confs I was making should work or not really helped in determining if the problem was a user error, or if there was something wrong with the hardware &/ driver.
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