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Old 12-29-05, 03:21 AM   #1
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Default TV Out Config

I am having some issues with TV out and the Linux driver. It works fine in Windows so I suspect it's my config, though I have not had problems configuring a monitor with twinview and dual server.

I have a Dell Laptop 1920x1200. A NVidia GeForce Go5200 graphics card as well as a 51cm TV. I connect with a SVideo to RCA adaptor.

With the device section below I can get output to the TV, but I can only get one display at a time depending on how I configure the metamodes. I can have the display on the flat panel by having the metamodes as is. I can have the display on the TV by swaping the resolution in the metamode. That is, Option "MetaModes" "800x600", 1920x1200". Can anyone see something wrong here?
Code:
#********************************************************
# Device Section
#********************************************************

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "Videocard-DFP"
	Driver      "nvidia"
	VendorName  "Videocard Vendor"
	BoardName   "NVIDIA GeForce FX (generic)"

# Enabling Twinview
	Option "TwinView" 
  	Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync"     "30-50"
  	Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh"   "60"
  	Option "MetaModes" "1920x1200, 800x600"
  	Option "TwinViewOrientation"        "DFP-0 LeftOf TV-0"
  	Option "TVStandard" "PAL-B"
EndSection
I would prefer to use dual servers with the TV I think but I am not having any luck there either.

I have attached a bug report as well if that helps. Cheers.

ps the log file was too big so I deleted the stuff about the driver install.
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Old 12-29-05, 04:21 AM   #2
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Default Re: TV Out Config

The problem is that in case of twinview with a DFP and a TV, the TV becomes the primary screen. This means that you need to put the refresh rates of the TV in the monitor section and the ones for the DFP in the SecondMonitorVertRefresh/HorizSync options. You can also use the HorizSync/VertRefresh options instead to replace it all. For instance: Option "HorizSync" "DFP-0: x-y; TV: 30-50" and the same for VertRefresh.

The problem with this configuration is that the login screen will appear on the TV which you likely don't want. I would recommend to look into 'seperate' X screens using which it is possible to make the DFP the primary screen.
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Old 12-29-05, 05:18 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Thunderbird
The problem is that in case of twinview with a DFP and a TV, the TV becomes the primary screen.
I can see why it is suggested to increase the logging verbosity when testing. I picked up on this while looking through the report. It is worth highlighting again for others.

Is this likely to change in the future?

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Originally Posted by Thunderbird
I would recommend to look into 'seperate' X screens using which it is possible to make the DFP the primary screen.
This was my preferred method but I was having problems with it to. Now I have had some success I will try it again.

A working config is attached for reference.
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Old 12-30-05, 06:01 AM   #4
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I didn't have any joy trying dual servers. If I read the logs right, the driver sees the TV but doesn't think it's enabled? Not sure where to go from here. Does anyone have any thoughts.

The config and log are attached.
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Old 12-30-05, 06:05 AM   #5
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Sorry. Now I got it. Doesn't like conf extension
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Old 12-31-05, 05:12 AM   #6
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I started from scratch today and low and behold it worked.

Looking at the config I posted yesterday the mistake is obvious but do you think I could see it.
Duh! Config attached for reference.

Happy New Year. I can hear the early fireworks going.
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