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Old 11-23-09, 09:43 PM   #4
Lost Dog
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Posts: 151
Default Re: 8400GS to 1080p LCD TV

I chose to go with a HDMI -> HDMI cable because at this point for home theater DVI is no longer used. All my video wiring is in-wall so I only wanted to run it once! Down the road I didn't want to have to replace a DVI -> HDMI. The converter was only a few bucks from monoprice and works great.

Here is my xorg.conf:

# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder62)  Wed May 27 01:58:49 PD
T 2009

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

Section "Files"

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

Section "InputDevice"

    # generated from default
    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"

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

Section "Screen"

    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    Option         "ConnectedMonitor" "DFP-0"
    Option         "CustomEDID" "DFP-0:/etc/X11/55SV670u.edid"
    Option         "ModeValidation" "NoVertRefreshCheck,NoHorizSyncCheck"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "DPI" "100 x 100"
    Option         "NoLogo" "True"
    Option         "CoolBits" "1"
    Option         "UseEvents" "False"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Modes      "nvidia-auto-select"
        Depth       24

Section "Extensions"
    Option         "Composite" "Disable"
The only thing non-standard that I did was export the TV's EDID and then call it from the xorg.conf. That way if the TV is unplugged or something it still will set everything up correctly.

VDPAU works great. No issues going 1080i to 1080p. I don't use anything to switch display modes or refresh rates. I don't watch bluray and I'm not sure if there is any benefit to doing that with dvd.
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