Bug 331331 - No TV-out support on Dell Inspiron 1520 (NVIDIA GEForce 8400M GS)
No TV-out support on Dell Inspiron 1520 (NVIDIA GEForce 8400M GS)
Status: CLOSED CANTFIX
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-nv (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2007-10-14 09:44 EDT by Răzvan Sandu
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Description Răzvan Sandu 2007-10-14 09:44:52 EDT
Hello,

Description of problem:
There is no TV-out support for the Dell Inspiron 1520 notebook.

Graphic card is a NVIDIA GEForce 8400M GS - please see full hardware details for
the notebook:
http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=152717
http://smolt.fedoraproject.org/show?UUID=28caf2c3-9766-4fe1-9e4c-d6b0ba8a0132
http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=152717

Notebook has connectors for TV-out:
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins1520/en/om_en/html/media.htm#wp1071505


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
xorg-x11-drv-nv-2.1.5-2.fc8


How reproducible:
Always.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install a fresh copy of Fedora 8 test 3 + online updates as of October 12,
2007. Installation works in full graphical mode.
2. Connect cables to the TV as described in the manual.
3. Use the system-config-display tool to configure X for using TV-out.
  
Actual results:
Pressing system-config-display's OK button won't let you save configuration for
secondary monitor (standard LCD TV screen) - nothing happens when pressing button.

Expected results:
System should allow normal usage of TV-out feature, through standard GUI tools.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Dave Airlie 2007-10-14 17:05:22 EDT
There is nothing Red Hat can do about this. the nv driver is nvidia's creation
and only they can really do this, I'm sure the closed source driver can do this,
but I'm not recommending you use it.

nouveau may someday support this but again nothing promised.

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