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Ubuntu 8 version nVidia card with driver 96.43.10-0ubuntu1

/etc/X11/xorg.conf

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Television Screen"
Device "Television Device"
Monitor "Television"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "TVOutFormat" "COMPONENT"
Option "TVStandard" "PAL-B"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "640x480@40"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Module"
    Load    "glx"
    Disable    "dri2"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier    "Default Device"
    Driver    "nvidia"
EndSection

Television is Sharp FlatX Standard TV, its specifications can be found at http://www.amazon.com/Sharp-X-Flat-32F630-Flat-Screen-32/dp/B0000AKVAV

There were other screen sections which I removed. The TV shows a distorted image with particles of different colors.

I tried different resolutions but couldn't figure it out. Kindly help me set up TV with Ubuntu.

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Have you tried nvidia-settings Install nvidia-settings (Tool for configuring the NVIDIA graphics driver)?

I use it whenever I want to connect to a TV.

It configures immediately and generates the desired xorg.conf.

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If you have an nVidia graphics card then setting up dual monitors couldn't be easier.

Go to Terminal and enter gksudo nvidia-settings

That will open the nVidia X Server Settings console, click on the X Server Display Configuration & from there you can adjust the monitors to suit your needs.

Once you are happy with your monitor setup, click Apply then click Save To X Confuguration File.

Unfortunately I'm unaware of how to do this using an ATI graphics card.

Editor's note: gksu/gksudo are no longer installed by default, but you can install the package. An alternative is to use sudo -i to start a root shell, then type the command to launch the application, then exit when done to drop privileges

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