[mythtv-users] DVI vs. S-Video
gravityhammer at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 03:26:32 UTC 2008
On Jan 13, 2008 8:36 PM, Harry Devine <lifter89 at comcast.net> wrote:
> Rich West wrote:
> Harry Devine wrote:
> I currently have an EVGA nVidia based e-GeForce 7100GS video card in my
> Myth box, and I'm using the S-Video out to push the TV-Out to my Samsung 46"
> DLP HDTV. I've been thinking about this for a few days, and I believe that
> I should be using the DVI connection from that card to my TV. I have 2 HDMI
> inputs on my TV and 1 is being used to receive signals from my Comcast
> Motorola STB.
> I'm a little unsure how to configure my xorg.conf file to do this. Also, I
> suppose that I'll have to get a DVI-to-HDMI cable. Am I correct in this?
> I'm adding my current xorg.conf file contents below, so if anyone has any
> ideas, I'm all ears.
> The title of the Wiki entry is a bit misleading, but check out
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/ComponentOut for details on how to get
> this set up.
> Hey Rich!
> I just got around to getting the DVI->HDMI cable hooked up, and I can't get
> it working from within Linux. When my Myth box reboots, I can put my TV on
> HDMI2 and see the boot up process. However, once the X server starts, I get
> nothing. I don't see anything in my /var/log/Xorg.0.log file that indicates
> any problem. I tried to follow the link in the Wiki that you sent, as well
> as the following article to no avail:
> Section "Device"
> Identifier "Videocard0"
> Driver "nvidia"
> VendorName "nVidia"
> BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce"
> Option "TwinView"
> Option "TwinViewOrientation" "Clone"
> Option "ConnectedMontior" "CRT, TV"
> Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30-50"
> Option "SecondMonitorVerRefresh" "60"
> Option "TVStandard" "NTSC-M"
> Option "TVOutFormat" "Composite"
As long as you tell your Xorg to send X out of the "Composite" output
of your card, that's where it will be output.
Read this: http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Xorg_HDTV#Nvidia_Settings
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