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    HOW TO: Get component out on nVidia Cards.

    HOW TO: Get component out on nVidia Cards.

    This how to will explain how to get your nVidia card to output component to your HDTV, using the dongle provided by nVidia with you video cards.

    FIRST BACKUP your xorg.conf file

    Code:
    cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup


    Assumptions:
    • You have nVidia drivers installed.
    o If not see firewings HOW TO on doing this…http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=99285
    o Basically with the livna repo installed
    Code:
    su -c yum install kmod-nVidia
    • The drivers are currently working on you VGA or DVI monitor
    o Check this by
    Code:
    cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf | grep Driver
    • should display “nVidia”, if says nv change it to nVidia
    • su –c gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    • under device section change driver “nv” to driver “nVidia”
    • Enable Composite out to the bottom of the xorg.conf file:

    Code:
    Section "Extensions"
       Option        "Composite" "Enable"
    EndSection
    • reload X (ctrl-alt-del) if all goes well continue.

    For component out only:
    Edit your xorg.conf file

    Code:
    Su –c gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    In the screen section change/add so it looks like this:

    Code:
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier "Screen1"
    	Device     "Videocard1"
    	Monitor    "Monitor1"
    	DefaultDepth     24
    
    	#------------480p----------------------------
    	#Option	    "TVStandard" "HD480p"
    	#Option	    "metamodes" "CRT: 720x480 +0+0"
    	
    	#------------720p----------------------------
    	Option	    "metamodes" "CRT: 1280x720 +0+0"			
    	Option	    "TVStandard" "HD720p"
    
    	#------------1080i----------------------------
    	#Option "TVStandard" "HD1080i"
    	#Option "metamodes" "CRT: 1920x1080 +0+0"
    
    	Option	    "UseEDID" "FALSE"
    	Option	    "ConnectedMonitor" "TV"
    	Option	    "TvOutFormat" "Component"
    	Option	    "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
    	
                    SubSection "Display"
                             Depth     24
    	         Modes    "720x480" "1280x720" "1920x1018"
    	EndSubSection
    EndSection
    Do not change the identifier, device, monitor, default depth sections.


    Now we need to enable the resolution that you want. You may only have one resolution running at a time. Uncomment a section that you prefer. For example, on the example above 720p is enabled.

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    For Dual Monitors:
    This is more tricky. Below I have a working dual xorg.conf file. You will need to edit it to match your setup. But it should be easy.

    Code:
    Section "ServerLayout"
    	Identifier     "Layout0"
    	Screen      0  "Screen0" 1280 0
    	Screen      1  "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
    	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Files"
    	RgbPath      "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
    	ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/nVidia"
    	ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
    	FontPath     "unix/:7100"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
    	Load  "type1"
    	Load  "freetype"
    	Load  "glx"
    	Load  "dbe"
    	Load  "extmod"
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerFlags"
    	Option	    "Xinerama" "0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    
        # generated from default
    	Identifier  "Mouse0"
    	Driver      "mouse"
    	Option	    "Protocol" "auto"
    	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    	Option	    "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    
        # generated from data in "/etc/sysconfig/keyboard"
    	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
    	Driver      "kbd"
    	Option	    "XkbLayout" "us"
    	Option	    "XkbModel" "pc105"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier   "Monitor0"
    	VendorName   "AG Neovo"
    	ModelName    "F-417"
    	HorizSync    30.0 - 95.0
    	VertRefresh  50.0 - 160.0
    	Option	    "DPMS"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier   "Monitor1"
    	VendorName   "Infocus"
    	ModelName    "SP4805"
    	HorizSync    15.0 - 46.0
    	VertRefresh  59.0 - 61.0
    	Option	    "DPMS"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier  "Videocard0"
    	Driver      "nVidia"
    	VendorName  "nVidia Corporation"
    	BoardName   "GeForce 6600 GT"
    	Option	    "DisableGLXRootClipping" "True"
    	Option	    "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
    	BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier  "Videocard1"
    	Driver      "nVidia"
    	VendorName  "nVidia Corporation"
    	BoardName   "GeForce 6600 GT"
    	Option	    "DisableGLXRootClipping" "True"
    	Option	    "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
    	BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
    	Screen      1
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier "Screen0"
    	Device     "Videocard0"
    	Monitor    "Monitor0"
    	DefaultDepth     24
    	Option	    "metamodes" "CRT: 1280x1024 +0+0; CRT: 1024x768 +0+0"
    	Option	    "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth     24
    		Modes    "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    	EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    
    	Identifier "Screen1"
    	Device     "Videocard1"
    	Monitor    "Monitor1"
    	DefaultDepth     24
    
    	#------------480p----------------------------
    	#Option	    "TVStandard" "HD480p"
    	#Option	    "metamodes" "CRT: 720x480 +0+0"
    	
    	#------------720p----------------------------
    	Option	    "metamodes" "CRT: 1280x720 +0+0"			
    	Option	    "TVStandard" "HD720p"
    
    	#------------1080i----------------------------
    	#Option "TVStandard" "HD1080i"
    	#Option "metamodes" "CRT: 1920x1080 +0+0"
    
    	Option	    "UseEDID" "FALSE"
    	Option	    "ConnectedMonitor" "TV"
    	Option	    "TvOutFormat" "Component"
    	
    	Option	    "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
    	
    SubSection "Display"
    		Depth     24
    		Modes    "720x480" "1280x720" "1920x1018"
    	EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "Extensions"
    	Option	    "Composite" "Enable"
    EndSection
    FYI: With dual monitors I have been unable to get AIGLX or Desktop-effect working.

    Hope this helps. This is my first HOW TO article. Please post corrects/additions. This took me forever to get working. Hopefully this will make it easier for people in the future.
    Last edited by mitchell2345; 10th January 2007 at 11:13 PM.

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