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  1. Thanks for the pointers. There seems to be a service menu on that TV but you lose warranty by tweaking things in there... doesn't mean I won't do it, of course ;). I've booted the machine with the TV on the D-Sub connector and it even said Panasonic TV in the configuration app. Then I set it to FullHD resolution... now whether it actually uses that resolution I don't know, but I'm hoping linux wouldn't try to fool me like this.
  2. Hello everyone Well, I'm once again trying to get linux to do something for me and once again it just seems to disagree with me... So this is the Problem: I'm installing a little NAS/MediaCentre PC upon an Asus P5Q-EM Board. This board 'features' an Intel graphics chip and has an HDMI connector. So I installed Mandriva 2009.0 on a USB attached flash drive and everything worked quite well with my 15 inch TFT. Then I attached the little box to my plasma tv and whatever I do I cannot get a FullHD picture. Either the image is so small with wide black borders around it or the tv overscans and crops the desktop on all sides making working impossible and the image look very fuzzy. Now I realize that the overscaning is not Xorg's fault, but is there a way to configure it so it will counter this problem?
  3. Hmmm I just realised that TwinView will actually do what I want... or at least I guess so. So I tried setting it up. And you know what? It works! Well, my second screen still doesn't display anything but I have larger Desktops than my main monitor can display. I also checked the sync rate. It's the one from the vendor specific driver that works stand-alone. I'll post my xorg.conf. If anyone sees a typo or an error, please let me know. # File generated by XFdrake (rev 230776) Section "Extensions" Option "Composite" EndSection # ********************************************************************** # Refer to the xorg.conf man page for details about the format of # this file. # ********************************************************************** Section "ServerFlags" #DontZap # disable <Ctrl><Alt><BS> (server abort) #DontZoom # disable <Ctrl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching) AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse does not work EndSection Section "Module" Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension Load "v4l" # Video for Linux Load "extmod" Load "type1" Load "freetype" Load "glx" # 3D layer EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Keyboard1" Driver "kbd" Option "XkbModel" "pc105" Option "XkbLayout" "ch(de)" Option "XkbOptions" "compose:rwin" EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Mouse1" Driver "mouse" Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2" Option "Device" "/dev/mouse" EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Mouse2" Driver "evdev" Option "bustype" "0x0003" Option "product" "0xc01e" Option "relBits" "+0+1+2" Option "HWheelRelativeAxisButtons" "7 6" Option "vendor" "0x046d" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "monitor1" VendorName "Generic" ModelName "Flat Panel 1680x1050" HorizSync 31.5-90 VertRefresh 60 # TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output. # 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630 # 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616 # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1680x1050_120" 313.20 1680 1816 2000 2320 1050 1051 1054 1125 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1680x1050_100" 256.20 1680 1808 1992 2304 1050 1051 1054 1112 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1680x1050_85" 214.51 1680 1800 1984 2288 1050 1051 1054 1103 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1680x1050_75" 188.07 1680 1800 1984 2288 1050 1051 1054 1096 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1680x1050_60" 147.14 1680 1784 1968 2256 1050 1051 1054 1087 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1680x1050_50" 120.21 1680 1776 1952 2224 1050 1051 1054 1081 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1600x1000_120" 284.04 1600 1728 1904 2208 1000 1001 1004 1072 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1600x1000_100" 232.13 1600 1720 1896 2192 1000 1001 1004 1059 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1600x1000_85" 194.21 1600 1712 1888 2176 1000 1001 1004 1050 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1600x1000_75" 169.13 1600 1704 1880 2160 1000 1001 1004 1044 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1600x1000_60" 133.14 1600 1704 1872 2144 1000 1001 1004 1035 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1600x1000_50" 108.66 1600 1688 1856 2112 1000 1001 1004 1029 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1440x900_120" 229.75 1440 1552 1712 1984 900 901 904 965 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1440x900_100" 187.55 1440 1544 1704 1968 900 901 904 953 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1440x900_85" 156.79 1440 1536 1696 1952 900 901 904 945 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1440x900_75" 136.49 1440 1536 1688 1936 900 901 904 940 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1440x900_60" 106.47 1440 1520 1672 1904 900 901 904 932 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1440x900_50" 87.41 1440 1512 1664 1888 900 901 904 926 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1280x800_120" 181.21 1280 1376 1520 1760 800 801 804 858 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1280x800_100" 147.89 1280 1376 1512 1744 800 801 804 848 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1280x800_85" 123.38 1280 1368 1504 1728 800 801 804 840 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1280x800_75" 107.21 1280 1360 1496 1712 800 801 804 835 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1280x800_60" 83.46 1280 1344 1480 1680 800 801 804 828 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1280x800_50" 68.56 1280 1336 1472 1664 800 801 804 824 -HSync +Vsync EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "device1" BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 3 - GeForce 4 (96xx)" Driver "nvidia" Option "DPMS" Option "NvAGP" "1" Option "NoLogo" "True" Option "RenderAccel" "True" Option "TwinView" "True" Option "MetaModes" "DFP-0: 1680x1050, DFP-1: 1024x768; DFP-0: 1680x1050, DFP-1: NULL" Option "TwinViewOrientation" "DFP-0 RightOf DFP-1" Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30-61" Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "50-75" Option "ConnectedMonitor" "DFP-0,DFP-1" Option "UseDisplayDevice" "DFP-0,DFP-1" Option "HWcursor" "True" Option "CursorShadow" "True" Option "CursorShadowAlpha" "32" Option "CursorShadowXOffset" "3" Option "CursorShadowYOffset" "3" Option "TripleBuffer" "True" EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "screen1" Device "device1" Monitor "monitor1" DefaultColorDepth 24 Subsection "Display" Viewport 0 0 Depth 16 Modes "1680x1050" "1024x768" EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Viewport 0 0 Depth 24 Modes "1680x1050" "1024x768" EndSubsection EndSection Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "TwinView Configuration" InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard" InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer" InputDevice "Mouse2" "SendCoreEvents" Screen 1 "Screen1" EndSection
  4. 0:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82P965/G965 Memory Controller Hub (rev 02) 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82P965/G965 PCI Express Root Port (rev 02) 00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Contoller #4 (rev 02) 00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 02) 00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 02) 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 02) 00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02) 00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 02) 00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 02) 00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02) 00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02) 00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02) 00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 02) 00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev f2) 00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801HB/HR (ICH8/R) LPC Interface Controller (rev 02) 00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) 4 port SATA IDE Controller (rev 02) 00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02) 00:1f.5 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) 2 port SATA IDE Controller (rev 02) 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G70 [GeForce 7600 GT] (rev a1) 02:00.0 SATA controller: JMicron Technologies, Inc. JMicron 20360/20363 AHCI Controller (rev 02) 02:00.1 IDE interface: JMicron Technologies, Inc. JMicron 20360/20363 AHCI Controller (rev 02) 03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 01)
  5. Well, I removed the TwinView Option and am still left with the Samsung monitor in standby.
  6. Hi Well, since a reinstall of XP was in order I thought why not install Linux as my primary OS and use XP for the only thing I really, really don't want to do under Linux: Gaming (getting WoW to run under Cedega was a nightmare. The games I play today partially aren't even supported). Well, I've used Mandriva a few months back and I liked it but since everyone is using Ubuntu nowadays I gave that a shot. Well, after hours of not being able to install it properly (I guess I'm just that stupid or the installer doesn't like me) I gave up and tried kubuntu... and then SLED. Well, I came back and after throwing 2008 One out of the window I finally stuck with the 2008 Free DVD. And, well, stuff works, I can access the MP3s on my windows drive and so on. But one thing doesn't work: My second Flat Panel monitor. See, I'm using an HP f2105 as my main screen and a Samsung SyncMaster 570S as an add-on screen for stuff like IM and the likes. Just stuff you want to have open but out of the way, right? Windows does that. Linux does not. I followed a Xinerama tutorial on ubuntuforums.org but now, instead of the Samsung just displaying gibberish (due to a too high resolution I'd wager) it just doesn't display anything at all. Well, I'll add my xorg.conf and I'd be grateful if someone could point out where I made a mistake (I'm using NVIDIA drivers by the way). # File generated by XFdrake (rev 230776) Section "Extensions" Option "Composite" EndSection # ********************************************************************** # Refer to the xorg.conf man page for details about the format of # this file. # ********************************************************************** Section "ServerFlags" #DontZap # disable <Ctrl><Alt><BS> (server abort) #DontZoom # disable <Ctrl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching) AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse does not work EndSection Section "Module" Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension Load "v4l" # Video for Linux Load "extmod" Load "type1" Load "freetype" Load "glx" # 3D layer EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Keyboard1" Driver "kbd" Option "XkbModel" "pc105" Option "XkbLayout" "ch(de)" Option "XkbOptions" "compose:rwin" EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Mouse1" Driver "mouse" Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2" Option "Device" "/dev/mouse" EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Mouse2" Driver "evdev" Option "bustype" "0x0003" Option "product" "0xc01e" Option "relBits" "+0+1+2" Option "HWheelRelativeAxisButtons" "7 6" Option "vendor" "0x046d" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "Main Monitor" VendorName "Generic" ModelName "Flat Panel 1680x1050" HorizSync 31.5-90 VertRefresh 60 # TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output. # 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630 # 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616 # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1680x1050_120" 313.20 1680 1816 2000 2320 1050 1051 1054 1125 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1680x1050_100" 256.20 1680 1808 1992 2304 1050 1051 1054 1112 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1680x1050_85" 214.51 1680 1800 1984 2288 1050 1051 1054 1103 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1680x1050_75" 188.07 1680 1800 1984 2288 1050 1051 1054 1096 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1680x1050_60" 147.14 1680 1784 1968 2256 1050 1051 1054 1087 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1680x1050_50" 120.21 1680 1776 1952 2224 1050 1051 1054 1081 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1600x1000_120" 284.04 1600 1728 1904 2208 1000 1001 1004 1072 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1600x1000_100" 232.13 1600 1720 1896 2192 1000 1001 1004 1059 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1600x1000_85" 194.21 1600 1712 1888 2176 1000 1001 1004 1050 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1600x1000_75" 169.13 1600 1704 1880 2160 1000 1001 1004 1044 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1600x1000_60" 133.14 1600 1704 1872 2144 1000 1001 1004 1035 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1600x1000_50" 108.66 1600 1688 1856 2112 1000 1001 1004 1029 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1440x900_120" 229.75 1440 1552 1712 1984 900 901 904 965 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1440x900_100" 187.55 1440 1544 1704 1968 900 901 904 953 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1440x900_85" 156.79 1440 1536 1696 1952 900 901 904 945 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1440x900_75" 136.49 1440 1536 1688 1936 900 901 904 940 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1440x900_60" 106.47 1440 1520 1672 1904 900 901 904 932 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1440x900_50" 87.41 1440 1512 1664 1888 900 901 904 926 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1280x800_120" 181.21 1280 1376 1520 1760 800 801 804 858 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1280x800_100" 147.89 1280 1376 1512 1744 800 801 804 848 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1280x800_85" 123.38 1280 1368 1504 1728 800 801 804 840 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1280x800_75" 107.21 1280 1360 1496 1712 800 801 804 835 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1280x800_60" 83.46 1280 1344 1480 1680 800 801 804 828 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1280x800_50" 68.56 1280 1336 1472 1664 800 801 804 824 -HSync +Vsync EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "Second Monitor" VendorName "Samsung" ModelName "Samsung SyncMaster 570B TFT/580B TFT" HorizSync 30-61 VertRefresh 50-75 # TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output. # 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630 # 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616 EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "0 GeForce 7600" BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 3 - GeForce 4 (96xx)" Driver "nvidia" Option "DPMS" Option "TwinViewOrientation" "Clone" Option "RenderAccel" "false" Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" Option "TwinView" Option "IgnoreEDID" "1" Screen 0 Option "DDCMode" "True" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "1 GeForce 7600" BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 3 - GeForce 4 (96xx)" Driver "nvidia" Option "DPMS" Option "TwinViewOrientation" "Clone" Option "RenderAccel" "false" Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" Option "TwinView" Option "IgnoreEDID" "1" Screen 1 Option "DDCMode" "True" EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "Main Screen" Device "0 GeForce 7600" Monitor "Main Monitor" DefaultColorDepth 24 Subsection "Display" Depth 8 Modes "1680x1050" EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 15 Modes "1680x1050" EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 16 Modes "1680x1050" EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 24 Modes "1680x1050" EndSubsection EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "Second Screen" Device "1 GeForce 7600" Monitor "Second Monitor" DefaultColorDepth 24 Subsection "Display" Depth 8 Modes "1024x768" EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 15 Modes "1024x768" EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 16 Modes "1024x768" EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 24 Modes "1024x768" EndSubsection EndSection Section "ServerLayout" Screen 0 "Main Screen" Screen 1 "Second Screen" LeftOf "Main Screen" Identifier "layout1" InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard" InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer" InputDevice "Mouse2" "SendCoreEvents" Option "Xinerama" "true" EndSection I hope someone can help me. I'd really like to replace XP as my main OS seeing as Vista is coming (let's face it, we can't evade it forever) and I just hate that crappy piece of 'software'. Thanks
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