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Old 01-21-06, 07:04 AM   #1
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Lightbulb fx5200 twinview crt+tv guide

Hey! I have been browsing this forum to see if there's a guide to setup nvidia gforce fx5200 with Xorg, but it doesn't seem to be one ...

Can anyone give me a good example of xorg.conf for :
- setting up a lcd with 1280x1024 leftof a TV on 1024x768
- watching videos in fullscreen on TV (xinerama?)



(I have installed the nvidiadrivers, but I can't get an output on my TV)
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Old 01-21-06, 08:29 AM   #2
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Search the forums or use nvidia-xconfig which is bundled with the latest drivers to create a X config file. Note that you shouldn't use 1024x768 for your TV but 640x480 NTSC) or 800x600 (PAL) as the resolution of a TV is limited. (Second note that in case of twinview with a lcd screen and a tv, the tv becomes the primary screen)
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Old 01-21-06, 09:11 AM   #3
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ok, thanks for the info
800x600 is good enough for me

Is the tv primary monitor when using dsub(vga) also?
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Old 01-21-06, 09:40 AM   #4
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In case of dsub the problem doesn't appear.
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Old 01-21-06, 10:08 AM   #5
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ok. I'm going to try to configure when I get home

Does nvidia-xconfig include twinview and xinerama?
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Old 01-21-06, 02:52 PM   #6
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Yes, nvidia-xconfig supports both TwinView and Xinerama.

nvidia-xconfig ships with a man page which I'd suggest you take a look at if you have additional questions.

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Old 01-22-06, 10:21 AM   #7
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Yey! it's working..

One more question; can I use mplayer and always get fullscreen on the TV?
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Old 01-22-06, 11:23 AM   #8
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I found _that_ out by myself

Thanks for very useful help
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