OpenSUSE Hardware :: 11.2 + Nvidia + Hdmi Display -- How To Make It Work
Aug 17, 2010
I just purchased a new notebook, namely an HP Pavilion dv6, with a GeForce GT 230M. Also, I have a neat 1920x1200 display with an HDMI connector, which fits nicely with the corresponding outlet on the computer. Now I'd like the external display to be the main display when connected, with the internal display as an expansion to the desktop, and the internal display should, obviously, be primary when on its own.
The reality looks quite different: Not too surprising, with the default drivers I got only a 800x600 resolution, but with the correct drivers installed, I got the full resolution on the integrated display. My external HDMI-display, however, is dead. With the xorg.conf file being obsolete I can't really use the configuration app by nvidia, can I?
I've seen this problem on dozens of different forums but I haven't found anybody with my specific problem or a solution that has worked. I have an nVidia GeForce 8400GS which I just installed in my Debian box and I can't get the HDMI audio to work. Kernel version is 2.6.32-5-amd64, nvidia driver version is 260.19.36, alsa version is 1.0.21. Output of lsmod shows that nvidia module is loaded. Output of aplay -l code...
I feel like I've looked everywhere on the internet for a solution to this and I just can't find one. It seems that everybody is able to see their nVidia audio device using aplay -l and then the solution goes from there.
I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 in a Dell XPS M1330 laptop with Intel gma X3100 integrated graphics. I occasionally use it for watching movies in an LCD TV, however when I connect it I can get it to output video fine, but audio is a no go, when I select hdmi audio in the sound options I get no sound.
I'm having problem to get my sound work on my HTPC based on Asus AT5IONT-I Deluxe motherboard. I can get analogue sound out but not the digital sound on HDMI nor optical. I have tried a couple of things I've found on swedish forums, but nothing have worked so I'm ready to start over again from the beginning. I'm a real beginner when it comes to Ubuntu so step by step instructions is preferred. code...
I'm triying to connect my computer to my tv and im trying with the HDMI. I connected the cable to the computer and to the tv and it all worked fine. But when i click on my tv the HDMI 1, nothing shows?
I have a Nvidia GTS 450 GPU with HDMI. I want to have the audio on my TV that's connected with HDMI cable. But for some reason I'm not able to get the audio working. The card has its own audio chip. In Yast and pulseaudio I can see the card. But when I select it for playing audio it will not play on my TV.
Changing the cable doesn't work and don't know what to do. Every thing on the internet I have tried doesn't work. Here are some settings (if you need more just ask): Using openSuSE 11.4
I have an ASUS P5N7A-VM motherboard and was using Optical out for sound without issues running OpenSuse 11.2. I then got rid of my receiver and wanted to just use HDMI sound. I couldn't get it to work so I upgraded to OpenSuse 11.3. I simply went to the Sound control panel applet and changed it to Internal Audio Digital Stereo (HDMI). I can not get any sound from it on OpenSuse 11.3 either. I have ran sound tests from the command line "speaker-test -Dplug:front -c2 -l5 -twav" which all run without errors, but nothing comes out of the speakers. I have ran the suggestion of one post "alsa-info.sh" and here are my results:
http://www.alsa-project.org/db/?f=27...860267e7079411. I have also tried the following post which did not resolve the problem since it seems to be Ubuntu based. I have undid everything from the post as well to make sure I don't stray to far from normal.
[HOWTO] HDMI audio on nVidia GeForce/nForce iGPU - XBMC Community Forum
I installed Ubuntu 11.04 final, then it said "it appears that your hardware is incompatible with unity, go to login screen, select ubuntu classic". I use nvidia, it had a compatibility problems with linux, so it made ubuntu mouse cursor sporadically disappear and fedora never appear at all, so I installed the proprietary nvidia driver, rebooted to finish installation and unity worked!
(This step may not be nedded on top right, light switch icon -> switch from you -> on top, select yourself -> on bottom, select ubuntu classic temporarily, use ubuntu classic) (This step is definitely needed System -> Administration -> Additional Drivers -> nvidia current recommended -> Install -> Restart to complete installation permanently, use ubuntu unity) Enjoy default settings
I occasionally use a DisplayPort->HDMI cable to connect my laptop to my AV-Receiver, however I only get the picture to the AV-Receiver, but no sound. I read that not all DisplayPort->HDMI cables support sound, so I tested Windows7 on the same machine and it transmitted sound over that cable just fine. So I conclude that it is a Linux driver problem.
So I generally wonder whether this can be made to work easily or not. Does anyone here have experiences with this topic, especially with nvidia graphics cards managing the display port? (I did find older posts about HDMI audio, but they were all concerned with ATI graphics.)
pavucontrol / phonon do list a "High Definition Audio Controller Digital Stereo (HDMI)"-device, but sending sound to it does not do a thing. Furthermore, my dell laptop only has a displayport, but no HDMI connector.
I have openSUSE11.3 KDE with the latest Nvidia binary from the Nvidia repo. I have two monitors configured and working more or less. If I configure for separate displays the secondary display has a X window with an x for a cursor. It doesn't look like that configuration is happy. If I configure for twinview I have one continuous desktop spread across two monitors. I have been using nvidia-settings to configure the displays.
What I want is for the right display to mirror the left display. How can I or can I get it to mirror? Looking in Personal Settings (Configure Desktop) doesn't show any configuration there for mirroring.
This morning, I authorized an update as almost every day. I saw that the nvidia driver was on the list but in recent years, I no longer fear these driver updates since everything usually works well...
Except that this time, no! I turn on my pc this afternoon and more 3d effects. I run "Nvidia X Server Settings" which tells me I do not use the nvidia driver and must run as root the command "nvidia-xconfig," what I do. I restart X and no display at all, only the prompt in text mode!
When i start the install of the open suse linux 11.2 load the kernel but later my display is in black, i think that is my graphic card becouse in other linux only load linux without graphic mode, what i have to do for install open suse?, i can download a driver with the installer or something like?
I am new to opensuse and have installed 11.2 KDE. It is simply perfect for my system. However after the initial setup the display resolution was set perfectly fine for my 18.5" LED monitor, default resolution was 1366x768, and everything looked good from desktop to fonts but the OSS drivers didn't support compositing so I decided to switch to nvidia drivers. I installed the driver as shown in openSUSE repositories page, for my 6600GT card. Now after rebooting everything is stretched,even the fonts look really ugly and fuzzy.
I am unable to find any mode in Nvidia XServer settings that would correct the current ugly stretched display. I am unable to set 1366x768 manually as well, doing so my PC won't boot to KDM but rather sticks to console. Now it's for sure that my monitor and display card supports 1366x768 resolution but it's just that nvidia drivers/Nvidia XServer settings won't let me set that resolution. How can I set the resolution or even better if I can enable compositing using OSS drivers then that would be great an dm willing to switch back.
Recently I succesfully installed conky. I managed to get a lot of things work with more or less effort but I can't make conky to display any image.Images path and permissions had been checked. Imlib2 support too but conky won't display a thing.
I installed the nvidia proprietary drivers with click-install and everything perfect, I have desktop effects working but the problem is that when you open the config. screen settings to make sure everything was really good, I get to screen unknown April.
The maximum resolution is the correct 1440 * 900 for 19 "but the refresh rate by not recognizing the monitor down to 50hz me and gives me the option to 60hz as it was before installing the nvidia drivers.
I just moved back to openSUSE after spending almost 2 years in ubuntu-land. What happened to the fonts? Why are they so ugly? To me it looks like they are poorly rendered. I installed openSUSE 11.2 on another computer to confirm the problem... it persists. I took some screenshots to compare my settings.
Ubuntu: [URL] openSUSE: [URL]
The second screenshot doesn't show, but both settings are using the exact same fonts and the same size. (Except the Window title font). From those two, it should be very clear that Ubuntu renders them more nicely. I don't want to start an UbuntuopenSUSE flame.. How to make my openSUSE machine display nice fonts.. ?
I have a bit of a problem with the proprietary nvidia driver which I installed as a binary on suse 11.3, when I run the nvidia-settings gui it does not give any widescreen display modes as options. My monitor is an Acer x193w which will do 1440x900 but there is no option for that. The monitor is just listed as a generic CRT, and only 4x3 display modes are given. My card is a PNY Geforce 6200 AGP 512MB.
I went back to Suse 11.2, it comes with the 'nv' driver for my NVIDIA Quadro2 Pro (64 MB) and I'm getting some slow performance on browser display and sometimes video playing. Not always, I recently saw a 2 hr long movie on Blue Ray resolution, so the problem is not hardware, it's software. I saw several links here on how to install other drivers and a 1-click install link on this page but my question is, since this is an old card... which driver is the best for this card ?
Recently installed OpenSuse 11.3 on my system, Setup dual monitors w/ the latest Nvidia driver from Yast repo : download.nvidia.com
Initially twin view ( same desktop viewed on both monitors ) worked no problem
Once xinorama was enabled to extend the one desktop across both I encountered a mouse issue.
Main monitor is on the right, 2ndary on the left... When I drag the mouse from the right monitor over to the lest.. the cursor appears to get stuck on the left monitor's right hand edge.. it flickers as i move it around...
If I drag the mouse to the right a few whole mousepad lengths it will come back to the right...its like fighting to bring it back..
I installed ubuntu 10.4.I am getting no screen on my display by HDMI. I installed after that the nvia driver but it won't work 800*600 by 60hz .My display works fine with Windows 7 on my other computer. I do my first steps with an open scoure OS so does Ubuntu support HDMI?
I know that you can make it full screen, however it just makes the background OS's background black, and still provides a smaller display. Is it possible to make the guest OS's screen (or display) full size?
im new to linux and ubuntu. i have windows 7 installed and that works on my samsung plasma full HD. But when try to display ubuntu on my tv it says mode not supported check source resolution. The cable is dvi to hdmi btw. ive tried a couple of diff resolutions on ubuntu but none of them works. my graphics card is an older radeon x550. ubuntu does work on a standard monitor though.
I have eee Box 1012 which I'm connecting a HDMI cable from it to my Yamaha reciever. When linux boots up and auto login I dont hear any sound.When I run Boxee or Skype I also don't hear any sound. I went to system setting and set the HW to HDMI out but still same resultsI really want this to work.I tried some of this here...I'm using Ubuntu 10.4 a fresh install and have run all patches. I also enabled the NVIDA driver
Acer Aspire 5820 TimelineX, Mobility Radeon 5650, running open source radeon drivers. Laptop has VGA output (haven't tried it yet, will later tonight, I suspect it works) and an HDMI output. Monitor connected to laptop through HDMI causes garbled picture (either a set of lines made of little square blocks or a pink vertical line running down the leftmost edge with white, dashed horizontal lines travelling up the screen from the bottom to the top and repeating). The previous happens at startup, the latter happens if I disconnect the monitor and plug it back in again after logging in.
Running KDE 4. HDMI port is not detected (does not show up in gnome-config-display or in krandr or in xrandr). It does show my laptop's built in screen and my VGA output, but does not list my HDMI output anywhere. HDMI seems to show up in a message in dmesg, but other than that, no.
Included is the output of a few commands. All commands were run with the monitor plugged in to HDMI. 'monitor-probe-using-X radeon' failed with "Unrecognized option: -probeonly". Monitor does not display anything if plugged in on startup (some people got something, then it disappeared when X started). I haven't played with Xorg.conf yet, I'm not sure what to write for HDMI output. I haven't tried the fglrx drivers yet ((*shudders*)). I can't get any info on this problem, other people have had similar issues but they had trouble with getting a particular resolution to work or no sound through HDMI. I don't care about sound, just want a picture. Monitor is an LG Flatron L246WH. I can use VGA if push comes to shove, but I'd really like to get HDMI working.