[mythtv-users] new video card - configure X11

Mitch Gore mitchell.gore at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 00:53:59 UTC 2008


On Jan 17, 2008 4:31 PM, Todd Mythtv <thoulemythtv at gleffsecurity.com> wrote:

> Hi -   I got a new video card and have little X Windows experience.  I'm
> using the S-video out port to my SDTV.  It looks good until x windows loads-
> then it looks like the horizontal/vertical sync is out.  It's not moving, it
> just 'misaligned' so it is completely illegible.
> I'm not sure if the problem is with X windows mis configured, or if I need
> to add something for this video card to work.  I expect the former as the
> video card does work for the bios and boot process.
>
> Any suggestions appreciated.
>
> Section "ServerLayout"
> Identifier     "Default Layout"
> Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
> InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
> EndSection
>
> Section "InputDevice"
> Identifier  "Keyboard0"
> Driver      "kbd"
> Option    "XkbModel" "pc105"
> Option    "XkbLayout" "us"
> EndSection
>
> Section "Device"
> Identifier  "Videocard0"
> Driver      "radeon"
> EndSection
>
> Section "Screen"
> Identifier "Screen0"
> Device     "Videocard0"
> DefaultDepth     24
> Option "TVOutFormat" "S-VIDEO"
> Option "TVStandard" "NTSC-M"
>         HorizSync      30-68
>         VertRefresh    50-120
> SubSection "Display"
> Viewport   0 0
> Depth     24
>          Modes     "800x600"
> EndSubSection
> EndSection
>
>
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I would return that ATI card and get a nVidia card.  Support for ATI is slim
to null in linux.  I also beleve you are using TVout settings for the nvidia
driver and not ATI.  (I assume TV is set up differant in ATI, but i dont
know)

Mitchell
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