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Old 01-28-04, 10:27 AM   #6
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Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
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I was able to get TV out working just fine with Gentoo, 2.4.x under 4496 and 5328. I always fall for the COMPOSITE vs SVIDEO trick... that is I have SVIDEO selected when I'm using the RCA (COMPOSITE) output to connect to the TV.

For the record, here's my setup:

Dell Latitude C840
Gentoo Linux
2.4.22 (It worked for all versions of 2.4.x I ever used)
XFree 86 4.3.x (all versions of 4.x I ever used worked fine)
Gentoo ebuilds for 4496 and 5238

Obviously, you'll need to adjust the "TVStandard" based on where you live. Also, I make no guarantees that this will work for SVIDEO as I have never connected to a TV with anything other than a COMPOSITE input jack.

Here's the driver section of my XF86Config file:

Section "Device"
Identifier "NVIDIA GeForce 4"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 4"
Option "CursorShadow" "on"
Option "NvAgp" "0"

Option "TVStandard" "NTSC-M"
#Option "TVOutFormat" "SVIDEO"
Option "TVOutFormat" "COMPOSITE"
Option "TwinView"
Option "TwinViewOrientation" "Clone"
Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30 - 50"
Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "60"
Option "MetaModes" "1024x768,1024x768"

With this set up, I get the display on the TV as well as on my laptop screen.
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