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Old 09-06-03, 02:33 PM   #1
franticbob
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Default X Server, MX440 and S-Video Help

I have a MX440 Nvidia card, with S-Video Out., and Mandrake 9.1. I was able to install the Nvidia drives successfully. I'm trying to edit the xfree86 file by hand so the s-video will work.

My final goal is to push the svideo out to my Sony Camcorder, so it isn't the standard out to TV setup.

Right now, if I don't load X the command line (run level 3) shows up just fine through s-video to my camcorder (although this is in black and white). As soon as X begins to load (plus Gnome) my camcorder goes to a standard blue screen and my main monitor displays the gnome output.

Am I supposed to have 2 Monitor, 2 Screen, _AND_ 2 Device sections. Can I use the same device section for both screens and monitors?

Also, am I missing anything else relevant? I'm not sure of the sync and refresh rate for the camcorder, it is a dv camcorder, I'd just like to record some of my video output from my computer.

Here is my XFREE86 file

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor"
VendorName "Generic"
ModelName "1024x768 @ 70 Hz"
HorizSync 31.5-57.0
VertRefresh 50-70
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Camcorder"
VendorName "Sony"
#HorizSync 30.0 - 50.0
#VertRefresh 60
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce4 (generic)"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "DPMS"
Option "TVOUTFormat" "SVIDEO"
Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "60-60"
Option "TVStandard" "NTSC-M"
Option "NoLogo" "1"
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "TV,CRT"
Option "TwinViewOrientation" "Clone"
Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30-50"
Option "TwinView" "1"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "Monitor"
DefaultColorDepth 16

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "800x600" "640x480"

EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen2"
Device "device1"
Monitor "Camcorder"
DefaultColorDepth 16

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
Screen "screen1"
Screen "screen2"
EndSection

Thanks!!!

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Old 09-07-03, 12:33 PM   #2
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Hi,
I actually run on the error of b/w TV ouput, and I noticed that setting TVOutFormat from S-VIDEO to COMPOSITE will help to see a color output.

If, I understood well, this may help to you too.

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