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Re: [SLE] s video on tv
  • From: "Orn E. Hansen" <orn_hansen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2006 22:48:41 +0200
  • Message-id: <200604042248.41504.orn_hansen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Þann Þriðjudagur 4 apríl 2006 04:29 skrifaði Steve Reilly:
> Hi,
Personally I wouldn't select having a tower in the living room, it wouldn't
be my first choice. My setup is using a Mini-ITX setup on a thin DVD-like
box sitted under the TV, and connected directly to the home network. Then
run MythTV on that box, which is running a gentoo based linux os.

However, in your case you can always run a program on your tower and have it
display on the local display. You just have to "start" a user automatically
on the desktop and then you can remote ssh to the box, as the running user to
start a program running on the box's local display.

$ program -display :0

or if you are running two screens on the same card and want to display on the

$ program -display :0.1

However, if you want a "dual" setup in a GeForce 4. With secondary display
running on the TV, you just add these to your X configuration file. It
places the two screens side by side, where the TV is to the right off your
main display.

Section "Monitor"
Option "CalcAlgorithm" "CheckDesktopGeometry"
DisplaySize 203 152
HorizSync 30-50
Identifier "Monitor[1]"
ModelName "28 inch TV"
VendorName "Philips"
VertRefresh 60
UseModes "Modes[1]"

Section "Modes"
Identifier "Modes[1]"
Modeline "1024x768" 60.00 1024 1040 1216 1400 768 768 775 802
Modeline "1024x768" 65 1024 1032 1176 1344 768 771 777 806 -hsync

Section "Device"
BoardName "GeForce4 Ti 4200"
BusID "1:0:0"
Driver "nvidia"
Identifier "Device[1]"
Option "UseEditFreqs" "true"
Option "TVStandard" "PAL-B"
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "TV"
Option "TVOutputFormat" "SVIDEO"
# Option "TVOverScan" "0.1"
Screen 1

Section "Screen"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768"
Device "Device[1]"
Identifier "Screen[1]"
Monitor "Monitor[1]"

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout[all]"
InputDevice "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse[1]" "AlwaysCore"
Option "Clone" "on"
Option "Xinerama" "off"
Screen 0 "Screen[0]"
Screen 1 "Screen[1]" RightOf "Screen[0]"

> I was wondering if someone might help me figure out the best way to view
> the movies and videos I have on my suse 10 box. I use an nvidia gforce
> mx4000 card with svideo output now. I have no problem getting a decent
> picture on the tv doing it by configuring the nvidia options in sax, but
> have too much of a problem with twinview trying to get a picture on my
> monitor, and tv at the same time. Believe me, I have googled to death, and
> have tried every possible configuration, but cant find anything that works
> to my satisfaction. This is what I WANTED to do. Im moving the tower to
> the living room, with no monitor, no keyboard, but connected wireless to
> the home network. I wanted to be able to use desktop sharing probably? but
> open to suggestions, to start a movie on the box, and watch it in the
> living room. When I try to do this though it doesnt work, I want to access
> the active login, instead of just logging in from my box, and having the
> output on my screen in a window..
> have the output go to the TV, I dont want the output to go to the box I am
> on, but that doesnt work either, says error opening/initializing the
> selected video out (-vo) device. Im probably going about this in all the
> wrong way, Anyway, if you can understand my rambling on, or if you have a
> better suggestion, Im open to it. I do not want a keyboard, mouse, etc in
> my living room, just the box. Thanks.
> Peace
> Steve Reilly
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