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Old 07-18-2011, 06:03 PM
Ramon Hofer
Default xorg.conf to connect TV via composite video to Nvidia card

Hi all

I want to connect a desktop PC to an old TV via a component video cable
to watch my recordings in mythtv.
There's no problem activating the TV in the Nvidia configuration manager.
It is possible having the screens next to each other or showing an
extract from the LCD on the TV.
Unfortunately I can't choose to mirror both screens with the correct

I heard that this should be possible by adding separate screen sections
with the "UseDisplayDevice" option to the xorg.conf for them.

When I tried to create a xorg.conf for the monitor and one for the TV and
then merge them I had no luck.
You can find the resulting file here: http://pastebin.com/eBpxJDig
With this setting the TV remains dark.
Here's the Xorg.0.log: http://pastebin.com/sQ4dKW9N

Today I tried to follow a german guide:

Here's my new xorg.conf: http://pastebin.com/cFYMiZ8U
Now it dowsn't find the screen. See line 124 in the log: http://

Any ideas on how to mirror screens scaled to different resolutions?


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