openSUSE 12.3 64bit KDE Version 4.10.00 "release 1"
Microware OS-9 6809 Level 2
Well, I got the evga geforce gtx550ti, and it seems to work fine driving the monitor. Of course I ended up getting an updated power supply and upgrading my dsl connection to get reasonable video performance.
I did try and connect up the hdmi out to my TV, but it appears that there is no signal out of the hdmi?? On the asus 210 silent, the connection of the tv activated the hdmi port and it made it to the tv (although with no sound). Do I need to activate the HDMI output in some way?? I did look on the configure desktop-display and monitor-size and orientation, but all that I saw was the default (connected) monitor. With the asus, the hdmi did automatically appear as a second output?? Basically the same exact setup except for the graphics card (except I have run a system update, and who knows what I got.....).
Is there some way to activate the hdmi output on the card or should it be automatic?? When I did look at the hardware monitor, it says that monprobe nvidia active, nouveau active: no, nvidiafb active : no. Seems like I am running the nvidia drivers, but I did not specifically load them (although added nvidia to my update sources).
Regards -- Roger
PS - would it be better to open a new thread on this, since it is only remotely related to this topic ??
ORCode:For KDE Alt-F2: kdesu /usr/bin/nvidia-settings
Next I make sure the monitor or TV is turned on and set for the correct input. Then, I select X Server Display Information, in the left Column AND Press Detect Displays. I select the disabled display then for Configuration and select Twinview. Select the Apply button if you want both monitors working at the same time. Or, select the active monitor next, under configuration select disabled and then set apply. This method assumes you are switching between two monitors. If you set your TV to the correct input, then turn on your TV with it only connected to your computer, it should come up when you start your computer. However, the last time I did this switch, I had two monitors and once on the TV, I saved the configuration to the xorg.conf (an option in nvidia-settings) which seemed to work for me. nvidia-settings must be installed from YaST / Software / Software Management and search on nvidia.Code:For Gnome Alt-F2 gnomesu /usr/bin/nvidia-settings
Thanks for the info - I am making progress. Thanks for letting me pick your brain !! The hdmi has now been activated and I can see the screen on my tv. Two issues remain (aside from figuring out how to operate my hdmi wireless transmitter in a stable fashion - more work at the user manual probably...)
The image on the TV screen is a magnification of the monitor image - perhaps only 60% or so of the monitor image is projected on the screen (TV screen is full, but with the magnified image). Is this a result of using twinview clone? Would setting up the TV as a separate x screen resolve this??
Still no sound out of the hdmi connection. Not sure how to activate this, or do I need to configure alternate sound apps to feed sound in (supposedly the card already has on-board sound, and I was hoping that it would just work) ??
Thanks -- Roger
Thanks for the suggestion. This sounds a bit risky if I make a mistake - as it is, I need to make a couple of configuration changes to make this happen (screen blanking) so I will take a look at all of the settings options to see if I can get the sizing correct. I also found a multiple monitors forum on the evga forums, and will ask there. I will post any progress here so maybe someone else can benefit.....
Regards -- Roger
Well, I think your suggestion about the primary monitor is going to be the only solution. Based on my experimentation, It seems that everything is sized to the primary monitor and sort of cut to fit into the secondary. Have you seen any tutorial on the Nvidia linux drivers and control panel?? Probably better for me to become educated before I plunge in with both feet....
Thanks and regards -- Roger
Well, I've gotten to the point were I can get a good image on the TV with no problem (although there are a number of steps due to the wireless HDMI).
Sound still remains a problem, and it looks like some more reading is in order. Systems settings - multimedia - phonon - video settings seem to have no effect. The HDA Nvidia digital stereo (HDMI) is listed as a source, but even when I move it to preferred and apply - there is no effect (sound still coming from the pc speakers).
Regards -- Roger
menu / Configure Desktop / Hardware Group / Multimedia / Phonon (on Left) / Audio Hardware Setup tab / Sound Card and select the Profile of Off for Internal Sound and HDMI Digital Audio for the TV connection.
See if this matches up to what you are seeing.