Hi,

I'm having a problem with switching to S-Video out on a laptop.

I have my laptop connected to a TV via the s-video out. On boot up I can switch to s-video and all looks fine on the TV (except it black and white) when the nvidia graphic driver starts I lose the s-video out.

If I press the fn-f4 key combination I get a brief flash of something on the tV that looks like it could be the desktop but its all scrambled and only lasts for a fraction of a second.

I assume this problem has something to do with my xorg.conf file?

I'm running debian 4.0 on a HP pavilion zv5000. I have reuilt the kernel and nvidia kernel interface and driver (so I'm using the nvidia driver not the nv).

Any idea how to fix this problem?

Thanks.

Here's my xorg.conf file:

# /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the /etc/X11/xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man /etc/X11/xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Files"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/CID"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi"
# paths to defoma fonts
FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/CID"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "bitmap"
Load "ddc"
Load "extmod"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
Load "int10"
Load "type1"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "se"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "HorizScrollDelta" "0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "nVidia Corporation NV17 [GeForce4 420 Go 32M]"
Driver "nvidia"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "LCD"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "MonitorLayout" "TV,LFP"
Screen 0
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "TV"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "MonitorLayout" "TV,LFP"
Option "TVStandard" "PAL-B"
Option "TVOutFormat" "SVIDEO"
Option "TVOutput" "S-Video"
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "TV"
Screen 1
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "LCD"
Option "DPMS"
HorizSync 28.0 - 51.0
VertRefresh 43.0 - 60.
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "TV"
HorizSync 15.625
#HorizSync 30-50
VertRefresh 50
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "LCD"
Device "nVidia Corporation NV17 [GeForce4 420 Go 32M]"
Monitor "LCD"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1024x768"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1024x768"
EndSubSection
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" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "TV"
Device "TV"
Monitor "TV"
DefaultDepth 24

SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "LCDandTV"
Screen "LCD"
Screen "TV" RightOf "LCD"
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
InputDevice "Synaptics Touchpad"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "DefaultServerLayout" "LCDandTV"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection