xorg.conf - output signal always 1080i (Philips 37pf9830)
#1
I wonder if anyone can help with a very frustrating problem that I am having. I have XBMC live 9.11 installed on my Asus Revo and all is working great bar one thing - the only signal that it will output to my Philips 37PF9830 TV is 1080i. Given that I only have the stock 1Gb RAM in my Revo, the performance is a little sluggish, but manageable.

Ideally, I'd like to output at 720p to help ease the load on the Revo, but no matter what resolution I choose the TV reports that it is receiving a 1080i signal.

I know that the problem lies somewhere in my xorg.conf file, and from several weeks of googling I can see that the Philips screens have problems with the EDID information that they supply to XBMC. Can anyone help me out with this at all?

I should flag that I'm not that familiar with Linux or xorg.conf files etc, so it would be good to have an explanation of exactly the type of info I need to put in and where.

Thanks in advance for any help you can give.
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#2
I would start with this post here mate - http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=54685

this is how i set up my xorg.conf file and mine is working perfect on my Sony 40" tv with 1080p24 so obviusoly you will need to change some bits.

here is my xorg.conf file anyway

Quote:# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig: version 1.0 ([email protected]) Tue Oct 20 21:00:15 PDT 2009


Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout0"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# generated from default
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# generated from default
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "Unknown"
HorizSync 14.0 - 70.0
VertRefresh 48.0 - 62.0
Option "DPMS"
ModeLine "[email protected]" 148.50 1920 2008 2052 2200 1080 1084 1089 1125 +hsync +vsync
ModeLine "[email protected]" 148.50 1920 2448 2492 2640 1080 1084 1089 1125 +hsync +vsync
ModeLine "[email protected]" 74.16 1920 2558 2602 2750 1080 1084 1089 1125 +hsync +vsync
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Device0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Device0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "NoLogo" "True"
Option "TwinView" "0"
Option "DynamicTwinView" "false"
Option "FlatPanelProperties" "Scaling = Native"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "[email protected]" "[email protected]" "[email protected]"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "Disable"
EndSection
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#3
That's great mate. Thanks. The only problem is that the Philips HDTVs have a well documented problem whereby they don't report their EDID modes correctly which negates one of the critical stages of this guide Sad
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#4
Hi fruvos

I have the same television. My 1920x1080 resolutions are not working. Can you please post your modeline.

Cheers
Angela
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