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Old 05-21-03, 10:30 AM   #15
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alrighty, new problem (issue) same setup.

so its working now, which is awesome, however

1) it looks like I have 'refresh lines' on my tv screen (like when someone tape records a monitor screen, you can see the lines moving up)

2) the color is a bit off, kinda dark, kinda reddish

3) everything in the freevo screen is way to small to see, but when i changed it to just 640x480 (just deleted the 800x600 refrences) all i got was a black screen where X should have been, I think a tv should be able to run 640x480 right? gotta do something, i cant even read the text right now

right now im using RCA out of my geforce 4 card and the vertRefresh is at 60 I think.

im thinking i should just trial-and-error the vertRefresh setting in /etc/X11/XF86Config until the refresh lines go away. good idea?

anyone know how to adjust the darkness? get rid of the reddish color?

would using a s-video cable make enough difference to warrant buying a 20$ s-video A-B box (I already have my DVD player going into my TV's s-vid port, so id need a select box to use that) and two more 5-10$ s-vid cables (1 from comp to a-b box, 1 from a-b box to tv)? would that fix any of these issues?

heres my XF86Config file if that helps, TIA guys

# XFree86 4 configuration created by redhat-config-xfree86

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "DevInputMice" "AlwaysCore"

Section "Files"

# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
# no need to change the default.
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
FontPath "unix/:7100"

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "glx"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"

Section "InputDevice"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# or:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "Microsoft"
Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS0"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"

Section "InputDevice"

# If the normal CorePointer mouse is not a USB mouse then
# this input device can be used in AlwaysCore mode to let you
# also use USB mice at the same time.
Identifier "DevInputMice"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"

Section "Monitor"

# Option "dpms"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Unknown monitor"
HorizSync 30.0 - 50.0
VertRefresh 60.0 - 60.0

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "Nvidia"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 4 MX440"
Option "TwinView" "true"
Option "TwinViewOrientation" "Clone"
Option "TVStandard" "NTSC"
Option "SecondMonitorVertSync" "30-50"
Option "SecondMonitorHorizRefresh" "60"
Option "ConnectedMonitors" "CRT,TV"
Option "MetaModes" "800x600,800x600; 640x480,640x480"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "TwinView" "On"
Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30-50"
Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "60"
Option "MetaModes" "800x600,800x600; 640x460,640x480"
Option "TwinViewOrientation" "clone"
Option "ConnectedMonitors" "CRT, TV"
Option "TVStandard" "NTSC-M"
Option "TVOutFormat" "COMPOSITE"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "800x600"

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666

Last edited by mr_smith; 05-21-03 at 10:35 AM.
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