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Old 11-14-07, 01:00 AM   #2
v1rtu0s1ty
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Default Re: SVideo works fine, Component gives no video at all

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Originally Posted by levander
I got TV Out working pretty quickly for S-Video. I've been working for days on Component, nothing. I'm trying to get my desktop setup so that there are two monitors working. One for a regular desktop, and another for television.

Actually, both monitors are the same physical monitor. It's just one Samsung Syncmaster 215TW that has a bunch of different inputs on it, including DVI, S-Video, and Component. I press a button on the monitor to cycle through them.

On the back of my video card, I've got a S-Video/HDTV port. There's this adapter that comes with the card that plugs into the card. Hanging out the other side of the adapter are ports for an S-Video cable and a Component cable.

I hook the S-Video cable into the adapter on the video card and into the monitor, I have this in xorg.conf as my Screen section for my monitor:

Code:
Section "Screen"
        Identifier      "Television Screen"
        Device          "Television Device"
        Monitor         "Television"
        DefaultDepth    24
        Option          "TVOutFormat" "SVIDEO"
        Option          "TVStandard" "NTSC-M"
        SubSection      "Display"
                Depth           24
                Modes           "nvidia-auto-select"
        EndSubSection
EndSection
and it works fine.

To try to get component TV Out working, I change two lines in that Screen section:

Code:
        Option          "TVOutFormat" "COMPONENT"
        Option          "TVStandard" "HD480i"
I leave the rest of xorg.conf alone.

Then, I unplug the S-Video cable, and plug a component cable into the adapter on the back of the video card and into the monitor, restart gdm, login, and I get a fine display on the regular monitor, and nothing on the television, just a black screen.

I'm thinking the problem is that somehow, the video card just isn't being put into some kind of COMPONENT or HDTV mode, because none of the documented HD modes are listed in this part of Xorg.0.log:

Code:
(--) NVIDIA(1): Connected display device(s) on GeForce 6200 at PCI:1:0:0:
(--) NVIDIA(1):     NVIDIA TV Encoder (TV-0)
(--) NVIDIA(1):     Samsung SyncMaster (DFP-0)
(--) NVIDIA(1): NVIDIA TV Encoder (TV-0): 400.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
(--) NVIDIA(1): TV encoder: NVIDIA
(II) NVIDIA(1): TV modes supported by this encoder:
(II) NVIDIA(1):   1024x768; Standards: NTSC-M, NTSC-J, PAL-M, PAL-BDGHI,
(II) NVIDIA(1):     PAL-N, PAL-NC
(II) NVIDIA(1):   800x600; Standards: NTSC-M, NTSC-J, PAL-M, PAL-BDGHI, PAL-N,
(II) NVIDIA(1):     PAL-NC
(II) NVIDIA(1):   720x576; Standards: PAL-BDGHI, PAL-N, PAL-NC
(II) NVIDIA(1):   720x480; Standards: NTSC-M, NTSC-J, PAL-M
(II) NVIDIA(1):   640x480; Standards: NTSC-M, NTSC-J, PAL-M, PAL-BDGHI, PAL-N,
(II) NVIDIA(1):     PAL-NC
(II) NVIDIA(1):   640x400; Standards: NTSC-M, NTSC-J, PAL-M, PAL-BDGHI, PAL-N,
(II) NVIDIA(1):     PAL-NC
(II) NVIDIA(1):   400x300; Standards: NTSC-M, NTSC-J, PAL-M, PAL-BDGHI, PAL-N,
(II) NVIDIA(1):     PAL-NC
(II) NVIDIA(1):   320x240; Standards: NTSC-M, NTSC-J, PAL-M, PAL-BDGHI, PAL-N,
(II) NVIDIA(1):     PAL-NC
(II) NVIDIA(1):   320x200; Standards: NTSC-M, NTSC-J, PAL-M, PAL-BDGHI, PAL-N,
(II) NVIDIA(1):     PAL-NC
(--) NVIDIA(1): Samsung SyncMaster (DFP-0): 155.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
(--) NVIDIA(1): Samsung SyncMaster (DFP-0): Internal Single Link TMDS
(--) NVIDIA(1): Samsung SyncMaster (DFP-0): Native FlatPanel Scaling is
(--) NVIDIA(1):     supported

Should I just be able to change S-Video to Component and NTSC-M to HD480i and get Component video working?

nvidia-bug-report.log for the COMPONENT configuration is attached.
hi levander,

I think the word "COMPONENT" is forbidden here. It's because, I have a post similar to this post of yours 2 or 3 days ago but I did not get any response.
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