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Old 10-19-04, 12:18 AM   #1
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Default Twinview Tv-out Clone Problem Fedora Core 2

Hi all

My system: mobo : A7N8X deluxe Nforce2 (rev 2.0) with 1024 DDR-ram
cpu : Athlon Xp 2500+ @ 2Ghz
vga : Geforce Ti 4200 128ddr
sound: Integrated in mobo
+ Terratec EWS 88 MT
monitor: Hyuandai, deluxscan S770

Linux is really totally new for me, a week ago I installed fedora core 2 and after consistent networkproblems i upgraded the kernel to 2.6.8-1.521 i686. That solved my networkproblems and now i was able to install the latest nvidia and nforce drivers. The nvidia drivers are enabled, but i can't clone my screen to my tv(-out).

After editing my xorg.conf-file, i concluded the system was working on the nvidia-drivers, because there was a nvidia splash screen @ start-up. Now when i tried to clone my screen to my tv(CRT+TV), with help of the nvidia readme-file, it when wrong. First i was hoping, cause there was an Nvidia splash-screen and the hardware probing,networksearch, etc displayed on both monitors! But when the login-screen was supposed to come, both screens went black and no matter how long i waited, there was nothing i could do, no ctrl-alt-f3, no nothing . Only way i got it back running was booting from rescue-disk and uncommenting the twinview lines in xorg.conf. Here is my xorg.conf with the twinview lines :

# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display
Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "single head configuration"
        Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
        InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
Section "Files"
                                                                                                                                                                    RgbPath      "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
        FontPath     "unix/:7100"
Section "Module"
        Load  "dbe"
        Load  "extmod"
        Load  "fbdevhw"
        Load  "glx"
        Load  "record"
        Load  "freetype"
        Load  "type1"
Section "InputDevice"
                                                                                                                                        Identifier  "Keyboard0"
        Driver      "kbd"
        Option      "XkbModel" "pc105"
        Option      "XkbLayout" "be"
Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Mouse0"
        Driver      "mouse"
        Option      "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
        Option      "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
        Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
        Option      "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "Monitor0"
        VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
        ModelName    "Hyundai DeluxScan V770"
        HorizSync    30.0 - 70.0
        VertRefresh  50.0 - 150.0
        Option      "dpms"
Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Videocard0"
        Driver      "nvidia"
        VendorName  "Videocard vendor"
        BoardName   "NVIDIA GeForce 4 (generic)"
#       Option      "TwinView" "true"
#       Option      "TwinViewOrientation" "Clone"
#       Option      "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30-50"
#       Option      "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "60"
#       Option      "Metamodes" "1024x768,1024x768"
#       Option      "ConnectedMonitor" "CRT-TV" -->i really tried a dozen combo's and without it
#       Option      "TVStandard" "PAL-B"
#       Option      "TVOutFormat" "SVIDEO"
Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen0"
        Device     "Videocard0"
        Monitor    "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth     24
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     24
                Modes    "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
Section "DRI"
        Group        0
        Mode         0666
The weird thing is that it first works, but when the loginscreen is about to come, everything just goes black. Help please!!


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Old 10-20-04, 12:05 AM   #2
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Default Re: Twinview Tv-out Clone Problem Fedora Core 2

This is the config I use for FC3 (development tree), it should work fine for FC2 though:
 Option		"TwinView" "true"
 Option		"TwinViewOrientation"	"Clone"
 Option   	"TVStandard" "NTSC-M"
 Option		"SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30-50"
 Option		"SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "60"
 Option		"MetaModes"	"1024x768, 1024x768; 640x480,640x480"
 Option		"UseEdidFreqs" "true"
If you're using a US tv then your problem may be in the "TVStandard" part, you need to be using NTSC. The other thing is I think you're supposed to leave out the "ConnectedMonitor" part if you're using clone mode.
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