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NVIDIA + TV-out
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T_B

Joined: 08 Apr 2007
Posts: 154

PostPosted: Wed 18 Apr 2007, 18:31    Post subject:  NVIDIA + TV-out
Subject description: GeForce2 MX/MX 400 no tv out
 

Hi,

Just tried getting my old NVIDIA MX400 card running with Puppy. The Nvidia driver was easy to install, but I'm only getting a black screen on my TV using clone in xorg.conf

I've put this lines in the device section of xorg.conf (copied it from an example):

Identifier "Card0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName "NV11 [GeForce2 MX/MX 400]"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
Option "TVOutFormat" "COMPOSITE"
Option "TVStandard" "PAL-B"
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "CRT, TV"
Option "TwinView"
Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30-50"
Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "60"
Option "TwinViewOrientation" "Clone"
Option "MetaModes" "1024x768@1024x768, 1024x768@1024x768"

Unfortunately it doesn't work for me. Any ideas what I could do to get this one running?
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T_B

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Posts: 154

PostPosted: Thu 19 Apr 2007, 03:13    Post subject:  

I've tried driver 7184 also with almost the same result. Screen on tv-set is white instead of black this time.

Could be this is driver related, I had the same problems with Ubuntu getting TV-out running. I've succeeded in the past with Ubuntu and NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1.run

If there is a how-to install the NVIDIA drivers from the NVIDIA site I can try installing that one.
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T_B

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PostPosted: Thu 19 Apr 2007, 03:35    Post subject:  

Very Happy I've succeeded in getting TV-out running.

For later reference or other MX400 users:
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Identifier "Card0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName "NV11 [GeForce2 MX/MX 400]"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
Option "TVOutFormat" "COMPOSITE"
Option "TVStandard" "PAL-B"
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "CRT, TV"
Option "TwinView"
Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30-50"
Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "60"
Option "TwinViewOrientation" "Clone"
Option "MetaModes" "800x600@800x600, 800x600@800x600"

Changed the resolution to 800x600 from 1024x768

Resolution of Screen also changed to 800x600:

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Card0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 16
Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "800x600"
EndSubsection
EndSection

I have a lower resolution, but for me TV-out is more important.
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gdemonta


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Posts: 190
Location: Paris, France

PostPosted: Tue 24 Apr 2007, 11:32    Post subject:  

thanks t_B i used it and it worked for me as well. I have a GEFORCE4 mx440. the only thing I'd like to do is to have a different screen resolution between the tvset and my screen.
thanks a lot!
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