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Old 10-07-02, 11:22 PM   #1
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Angry HOPELESS! TV-OUT with a MSI GF4MX460VTP under linux

Hi,

I'm trying to make a tv out of my MSI GF4 MX460 VTP to work under linux ...

I'm using Debian unstable, XFree 4.1.0, Nvidia closed drivers 3123 .. and my XF86Config-4 is as follows :
Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "Default Layout"
        Screen         "Default Screen" 0 0
        InputDevice    "Generic Keyboard"
        InputDevice    "Configured Mouse"
EndSection
<...>
Section "Device"    
        Identifier  "Card0"
        Driver      "nvidia"
        VendorName  "NVidia"
        BoardName   "GeForce4 MX"
        Option      "NoDDC" "true"
        Option      "CursorShadow" "true"
        Option      "Overlay" "true"
        Option      "NoLogo" "false"
        BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Card1"
        Driver      "tdfx"
        VendorName  "3dfx Interactive"
        BoardName   "Voodoo3"
        BusID       "PCI:0:8:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Default Screen"
        Device     "Card0"
        Option      "TwinView" "on"
        Option      "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30-50"
        Option      "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "60"
        Option      "MetaModes" "1920x1440,640x480; 1920x1440,NULL; NULL,640x480
"
        Option      "ConnectedMonitors" "CRT,TV"
        Option      "TVStandard" "NTSC-M"
        Option      "TVOutFormat" "COMPOSITE"
        Option      "TwinViewOrientation" "RightOf"
        Monitor    "SyncMaster 700IFT"
        DefaultDepth     24
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth     1
                Modes    "1920x1440" "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
EndSection
All I can see on TV is a cyan screen ... ... my Tv is NTSC, and cable is working .. (works under Win98 with TVTool 6.8)

pleeeeaaasseee HELP !
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Old 10-10-02, 05:55 PM   #2
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Hi

If you understand a little bit of german you can read my HowTo on:
www.iofcea.de

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Old 10-11-02, 12:46 AM   #3
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Heheh .. I don't speak german ... but XF86Config I do =))

I already saw your Howto ... / ... cyan screen .... nothing more to say ...
but .........

I updated nvtv to CVS version .. and WORKED !!! ;o) no more cyan screens ...

the closed driver from nvidia shows me a cyan screen but with nvtv I got a image .. and a nice one =) .. even if CVS version say unknow Philips 2:88 and pre-1 version say Philips SAA 7108 but didn't work ...

but .. in my TV out .. there's a line .. crossing my tv from top to botton darker that image .. / .. very annoying ... I will build my kernel with floppy support (I forgot last time) and post an image taken from a Mavica of my TV ;o)

Thanks for help ! .. ;o)
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