Ok.. after several days of trial and error, and hours reading through the wiki, forums, etc... I am finally giving up and asking for help.
I have a nvidia 7300LE video card. It has VGA, DVI, S-Video, and Component Out (with breakout cable)
I can get video to work with everything except Component Out, and due to my setup, I will have to use component for HD output. My receiver will not let me chose SPDIF audio when using HDMI for the video input (DVI to HDMI cable) So.. I am stuck with having to use Component video and I just can't seem to get it to work out.
I have tried the AVWizzard and I can't seem to get a signal when I chose Component. neither 480 or 720 work.
I have also tried to edit my xorg.conf file, however, I am still trying to learn how this all works.
If anyone has a similar setup, and has successfully got component out to work, could you please help me out.
as a side note, is it possible to have dual monitor output, where I could use this same card and just clone the output using both VGA and Component, assuming I can ever get component working?
I've gotten component (the SVideo) output to work on my 7300GT. I think your's would be similar. I've edited my xorg.conf manually - I believe there is a problem with the AVWizard when using the beta on SVideo.
Do a search for my posts, and for those of Colin Jones. They will give you a lot of help. Have a look at this page: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Display_Drivers
. It will not give you any specific information about your problem, but it will help you to understand the process and so make it easier to understand the steps that will lead you to a solution.
Later this evening, I'll upload a page to my website to give you some more help at this location:http://www.pillayfamily.com/LinuxMCE/TVasDisplay.html
. It currently just contains garbage (Its just a placeholder for the info I'll post).
Finally one piece of info: Your component output is likely to be "TV-1" or "Component", and the SVideo is likely to be TV-0. If you find any info before I get my web page up, substitute TV-1 (if that doesn't work, try Component) where other people mention CRT for the VGA connector, or DFP for the DVI connector.