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Old 12-10-05, 11:31 AM   #1
mile10com
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Default Legacy - Linux, voodoo3 3000, TV-out

I apologize in advance, I know this is a post for a legacy product. However, it does deal with the Nvidia Linux driver.

In a brief attempt to setup a living room jukebox machine with a TV-interface using an old Voodoo3 3000, I ran across this post to a mailing list:

http://Linux.derkeiler.com/Mailing-L...5-01/0890.html

This can't possibly be true, can it? Does the Nvidia driver actually support the legacy voodoo3 card in some fashion? Or does installing it in some way help the TV-out ability of the voodoo3?

All searches to date for TV-out + Linux + voodoo3 refer to the manipulation of the bt869 chip registers via the i2c kernel drivers, and special modes for X. Unfortunately, bt869 support was dropped in the 2.6 kernel. I was able to find and use a patch to add support to the 2.6 kernel (and it appears to have worked in this aspect, it does now detect and manipulate the bt869 chip on the card), however, my attempts to date to get TV-out working on the Voodoo3 3000 + 2.6.12 kernel with a good picture have not been successful.

Anyway, if someone out there can elaborate on any relation between the modern Nvidia drivers and the Voodoo3 TV-out _might_ have, please do so. Has anybody had successful results? How?


From the post:
...
> I,m struggling to get the TV-out on my Voodoo3 graphics card to work.
> Has anyone had success with this card and could you tell me how
...

I think you are referring to the Voodoo3 3000. It works quite easy by
installing nVidia drivers and adding the following lines to XF86Config,
Section "Device":
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "TV"
Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "60"
Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30-50"
Option "MetaModes" "1024x768, 1024x768; 800x600, 800x600;
640x480, 640x480;"
Option "TwinView" "on"
Option "TwinOrientation" "Clone"
Option "CursorShadow" "on"
Option "TVOutFormat" "COMPOSITE"
Option "TVStandard" "PAL-B"
Screen 0
Option "Rotate" "off"
VendorName "NVidia"

Replace the TV-Standard with the one from your contry
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