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Old 05-20-03, 08:02 PM   #13
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not sure why the default the nvidia driver set up was only 16, kinda silly if you ask me considering its a Geforce4
16-bit color depth is optimal for 3D accelleration. 24-bit color depth (24 or 32 bpp) is best for truecolor images. As far as video applications are concerned it depends, some work better at 16 and others better at 24.
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Old 05-21-03, 12:26 AM   #14
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No probs m8
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Old 05-21-03, 10:30 AM   #15
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alrighty, new problem (issue) same setup.

so its working now, which is awesome, however

1) it looks like I have 'refresh lines' on my tv screen (like when someone tape records a monitor screen, you can see the lines moving up)

2) the color is a bit off, kinda dark, kinda reddish


3) everything in the freevo screen is way to small to see, but when i changed it to just 640x480 (just deleted the 800x600 refrences) all i got was a black screen where X should have been, I think a tv should be able to run 640x480 right? gotta do something, i cant even read the text right now


right now im using RCA out of my geforce 4 card and the vertRefresh is at 60 I think.

im thinking i should just trial-and-error the vertRefresh setting in /etc/X11/XF86Config until the refresh lines go away. good idea?


anyone know how to adjust the darkness? get rid of the reddish color?

would using a s-video cable make enough difference to warrant buying a 20$ s-video A-B box (I already have my DVD player going into my TV's s-vid port, so id need a select box to use that) and two more 5-10$ s-vid cables (1 from comp to a-b box, 1 from a-b box to tv)? would that fix any of these issues?

heres my XF86Config file if that helps, TIA guys

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# XFree86 4 configuration created by redhat-config-xfree86

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "DevInputMice" "AlwaysCore"
EndSection

Section "Files"

# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
# no need to change the default.
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
FontPath "unix/:7100"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "glx"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# or:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
#
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "Microsoft"
Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS0"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# If the normal CorePointer mouse is not a USB mouse then
# this input device can be used in AlwaysCore mode to let you
# also use USB mice at the same time.
Identifier "DevInputMice"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"

# Option "dpms"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Unknown monitor"
HorizSync 30.0 - 50.0
VertRefresh 60.0 - 60.0
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "Nvidia"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 4 MX440"
Option "TwinView" "true"
Option "TwinViewOrientation" "Clone"
Option "TVStandard" "NTSC"
Option "SecondMonitorVertSync" "30-50"
Option "SecondMonitorHorizRefresh" "60"
Option "ConnectedMonitors" "CRT,TV"
Option "MetaModes" "800x600,800x600; 640x480,640x480"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "TwinView" "On"
Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30-50"
Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "60"
Option "MetaModes" "800x600,800x600; 640x460,640x480"
Option "TwinViewOrientation" "clone"
Option "ConnectedMonitors" "CRT, TV"
Option "TVStandard" "NTSC-M"
Option "TVOutFormat" "COMPOSITE"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "800x600"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666
EndSection
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Old 05-21-03, 10:48 AM   #16
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Dim picture and a scrolling refresh bar sound like you are overclocking your TV. You may want to try "Interlaced" video modes.
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Old 05-21-03, 10:50 AM   #17
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how would i do that?
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Old 05-21-03, 11:06 AM   #18
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The easy way: Reduce the vertical refresh rate for the TV output with the "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" option so that the server automatically selects an interleaved mode.

If that doesn't work, explicitly add a modeline to be used (check the modelines topic for a link to the HOWTO).

Btw.: the XF86Config that you posted has HorizSync and VertRefresh mixed up.
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Old 05-21-03, 03:46 PM   #19
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Is there any reason I am running into just a black screen when running at 640x480? (the text is way to small to read on a tv at 800x600)

TIA
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Old 05-21-03, 05:21 PM   #20
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nver mind about the 800x600 stuff that all works fine i must have been doing something weird

btw it was the rca connection that made it look like ass

hooked up the s-vid and its beautiful even at 800x600, very readable

still have that pesky refresh line though, not so pronounced but there yet. not sure what you meant in the post on how to adjust that. did you mean lower the 60 to like 50 or something?

TIA
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Old 05-21-03, 05:26 PM   #21
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wow, well that didnt work, dropping it to 50 just made it freak out and i had to reboot.
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