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darksky 11-30-09 03:18 PM

Getting S-Video out working with X on an 8400GS
I have an 8400GS that has an S-Video out. If I connect the card to my TV via an S-video cable without connecting the monitor at all, I can watch Linux (Arch-i686) boot on the TV. Problem for me is when I start X. The TV goes blank. If I plug in a CRT monitor, X is being displayed there rather than on the TV. I ran nvidia-xconfig to generate my /etc/X11/xorg.conf and I even tried messing around with it a bit (adding the tvout options) but still have nothing on the TV.

If I have the TV connected and I also connect a CRT monitor, I can get into X just fine. The nvidia-settings program doesn't detect my TV at all. Arch uses xorg-server v1.7.2 if that matters. I'm using the nvidia driver v190.42.

EDIT: I should say that if I switch out the 8400GS (PCI) for an older 6200 (AGP) everything just works without any modifications to the /etc/X11/xorg.conf at all!


Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier    "Layout0"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"

Section "Files"

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier    "Mouse0"
    Driver        "mouse"
    Option        "Protocol" "auto"
    Option        "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option        "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option        "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Section "InputDevice"

    # generated from default
    Identifier    "Keyboard0"
    Driver        "kbd"

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier    "Monitor0"
    VendorName    "Unknown"
    ModelName      "Unknown"
    HorizSync      28.0 - 33.0
    VertRefresh    43.0 - 72.0
    Option        "DPMS"

Section "Device"
    Identifier    "Device0"
    Driver        "nvidia"
    VendorName    "NVIDIA Corporation"

Section "Screen"
    Identifier    "Screen0"
    Device        "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    SubSection    "Display"
        Depth      24
        Modes "800x600"

Help is appreciated!

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