Tuesday, April 14, 2009

SG33G5 & Olevia

This probably affects very few people, but I'll post it anyway for my own benefit: I have a Syntax Olevia LT27HVS TV hooked up to a Shuttle SG33G5. The shuttle has a built in Intel GMA 3100 graphics card (not sure if this matters a whole lot) and this solution probably works with a LT27HV or a LT27HVX TV. To get a picture from the computer to the TV, I had to edit my xorg.conf file (the command is "sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf." In ubuntu these days, this file might be blank, so here's everything from my file. The following xorg.conf worked for me regardless of whether connecting by VGA or HDMI/DVI:
Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
SubSection "Display"
Modes "1360x768" "1280x720"
Note that if you are connecting by HDMI/DVI, you can get 1360x768 resolution, but only 1280x720 if connecting by VGA.

If this doesn't work, try changing the "Monitor" section so it looks like this:
Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
HorizSync 47.7
VertRefresh 60
Note that 47.7 is if connecting by HDMI to DVI. If connecting by VGA, change the 47.7 to 45.

You could also try adding the following just before the "Modes" line:
Depth 24

Hope this helps someone!