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Old 05-01-05, 11:03 PM   #1
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Default FX5200 TV-OUT running SuSE 9.3 problems

I'm really new to Linux and don't really know what I'm doing all the time but I'm learning fast, however, I can't seem to figure out how to get TV-OUT to work. I am making the Windows to Linux conversion and I use my PC as my home theater. If someone out there could help me out, that would be great. Thanks!
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Old 05-02-05, 06:27 AM   #2
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Default Re: FX5200 TV-OUT running SuSE 9.3 problems

Search the forum for more threads regarding this subject as much more users had your problem before.
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Old 05-03-05, 02:20 PM   #3
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Default Re: FX5200 TV-OUT running SuSE 9.3 problems

I'd say forget using NVIDIA for it for now. If you find another vendor that works better for TV-out with Linux, please let me know who it is. Everything works great except their crappy driver leaves this horrible black bar at the bottom of the screen. That's the last thing you want when you're wanting to watch movies, or TV or play games. It's thin, but it looks terrible.

It's a simple problem, with a simple fix. Seriously - it's not hard to modify the vertical sync pulse ro whatever on tv-out so that it covers the WHOLE screen. I have sent email to every department at Nvidia I can think of, and posted here up th yin yang, and got absoluteley zero response out of Nvidia. Their total lack of response on this is frankly, disgusting.

In the meantime, I responded to a more recent post about someone trying to get tv-out running and attached my xorg.conf.

The README that comes with the driver also has a good basic section. But again, I don't recommend their products anymore based on the way they have totally ignored my problem.

Shame on you NVIDIA! I want my $200 back!
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Old 05-03-05, 05:57 PM   #4
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Default Re: FX5200 TV-OUT running SuSE 9.3 problems

In my xorg.conf I added this:

Section "Device"
  BoardName    "GeForce4 MX 440-SE"
  Driver       "nvidia"
  Identifier   "Device[0]"
  Screen       0
  Option       "Rotate" "off"
  VendorName   "NVidia"
#adding this to this section
  Option "TwinView"
  Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30-50"
  Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "60"
  Option "MetaModes" "1280x1024, 800x600;"
  Option "TVStandard" "PAL-B"
With this, I can have the TwinView mode and for example I can broadcast a movie on the tvout...
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