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Thread: Black&white TV-out on Nvidia

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    Default Black&white TV-out on Nvidia

    In both Debian Etch and Kubuntu the TV-out has no color with my 6600GT. The solutions that have worked for other people, changing between composite, component and s-video in xorg.conf or connecting pin 3 and 4 in the s-video connector, did not help me.

    I'm using a s-video to composit converter.
    I've tryed NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-100.14.19-pkg2.run and the latest beta drivers.

    On an other TV I did get color, but it should be possible on this one too because my girlfriend's old Armada can get color on it.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on what more I could try?
    Last edited by Betel; 12-13-2007 at 06:29 PM.

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    Add those

    Option "TVStandard" "PAL-B"

    (or "NTSC-M" for US) and

    Option "TVOutFormat" "COMPOSITE"

    to device section.

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    I've tried several combinations of "TVStandard" and "TVOutFormat", without any succes. My s-video to composite adapter could be bad. It has no resistance between pins 3 and 4. That's o ok according to some howtos, but according to other sources there should be a capacitor (infinite resistance for DC)there.

    I'll try to find another adapter or do a little soldering, and report back if it works.

    Any other suggestions?

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    Try with another cable if you have anyone lying around or if you can borrow one. Sometimes the resistance in the cable is different and some works while others don't.

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    The beta 169.04 does not always work, just the the standard connector that came with your card (if it is a component cable use the blue connector) and try 100.14.23.

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    Reporting back:
    I've given up. I switched to another TV that doesn't get a b/w picture.

    The problem was that the other TV that had a b/w picture, didn't have it with other computers.

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