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Old 2nd March 2005, 02:21 PM
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Unhappy howto enable nvidia tv-out or dual display on FC3


I have successfully installed the nvidia drivers for my Geforce FX 5600. I want to know how to configure the drivers or anything, so that my tv-out works...

With Windows just the nvidia drivers are enough to get this working, but in linux it doesn't seem to work or have any options anywhere that I can tune...(that I can find in anyway)

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 2nd March 2005, 03:00 PM
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Configuring TV-Out is different in Linux than Windows. There is no GUI to help the process. It isn't exactly complicated, but can be tricky your first time. Start by making a backup of your /etc/X11/xorg.conf in case anything goes wrong, you can easily restore a working configuration. You will need to add some stuff to this file.

Next download AND read the nvidia readme: ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Li...629/README.txt

This file contains everything you need to know about configuring the nvidia drivers. Once you've finished editing your /etc/X11/xorg.conf you will have a [device] section that looks something like:
Section "Device"
	Identifier  "Videocard0"
	Driver      "nvidia"
	VendorName  "Asus"
	BoardName   "NVIDIA GeForce 4 Ti4200"
	Option	    "NoLogo" "1"
	Option	    "ConnectedMonitor"  "CRT,TV"
	Option	    "TVOutFormat"  "SVIDEO"
	Option	    "TVStandard"  "NTSC-M"
	Option	    "TwinView" "1"
	Option	    "TwinViewOrientation" "Clone"
	Option	    "MetaModes" "1024x768,1024x768; 800x600,800x600"
	Option	    "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30-50"
	Option	    "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "60"
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Old 2nd March 2005, 03:18 PM
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actually there is a GUI: http://sourceforge.net/projects/nv-tv-out/
haven't got it working with my geforcefx though.
been there, done that.

$ uname -r
# rpm -q kernel
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Old 2nd March 2005, 03:43 PM
nelwa Offline
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Thanks for the prompt replies...got it working

I'm still a noob with linux but I'm liking it so far
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