Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 331331
No TV-out support on Dell Inspiron 1520 (NVIDIA GEForce 8400M GS)
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:18 EST
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
Notebook has connectors for TV-out:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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.
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.
System should allow normal usage of TV-out feature, through standard GUI tools.
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.