[SLUG] X on TV

From: Eben King (eben01@verizon.net)
Date: Sun May 31 2009 - 13:13:34 EDT

I'm trying to bring up a MythTV system (it's an Athlon 1.5 GHz, 1.5 MiB
RAM), and an important step is getting a pretty fast video card. So I have
an EVGA GeForce 6200 (no fan, passive cooling only), and I'm trying to use
the Nvidia binary-only driver.

I tried using with the OS-installed driver; that didn't work[1], so I
downloaded NVIDIA-Linux-x86-180.51-pkg1.run and installed that. That didn't
work either, so I decided to look at and optionally clean up
/etc/X11/xorg.conf. I changed some names (and matched the changes, I think)
to make it easier to understand. I simplifed the file by removing
references to the (unused) second monitor. No change. I found some
double-quotes that either weren't there or were in the wrong place. I fixed
them, no change. So I'm asking. Anyone see a reason this won't work? The
file (minus commented lines) is here:


An xorg log from a failed run is here:


[1] Throughout, "doesn't work" means "when I start gdm, it runs and fails a
     few times then offers to choose a new video driver".

-eben     QebWenE01R@vTerYizUonI.nOetP     royalty.mine.nu:81

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