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UPDATE for 9.10 For Ubuntu 9.10 I was just not able to get it work and finally I figured it out. The problem is with the latest Nvidia driver, the one that ubuntu says recommended. In order to make your TV Out work, you must uninstall the latest release version and install the one just lower than that. (The working version for me was 173.) Then follow these steps: sudo nvidia-xconfig sudo reboot sudo nvidia-settings Then follow the steps shown below. If you are lucky you wont need to refer Section A of this post at all. I did not have to do that !!! Cheers, Ankit UPDATE for 9.10 S-Video did not work out of the box on ubuntu Sony Vaio combination but it was not difficult to have it sorted once the following steps were taken. I am giving the steps to set-up TV-Out assuming your n-vidia file is working fine, if not follow steps in Section A before completing steps below. Step 1: Connect laptop and TV through S-Video Cable. Step 2. System->Administration->Nvidia X-Server Settings Step 3: Click on X-Server Display Configuration and then click on "Detect Displays". If you have connected fine, the screen should be something like this: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_-KsGlJDRxDw/SrFWWRqfjhI/AAAAAAAAAHY/Ze7d7J7dKT8/s400/Screenshot-NVIDIA+X+Server+Settings-1.png Step 4: Click on the TV icon, following screen will appear. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_-KsGlJDRxDw/SrFY6ndgpeI/AAAAAAAAAHg/Tkskm1BYebM/s400/Screenshot-NVIDIA+X+Server+Settings-2.png Step 5: Click on "Configure" and then select "Twinview" http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_-KsGlJDRxDw/SrFY7MnhQzI/AAAAAAAAAHo/hw7mVXTa4PI/s400/Screenshot-NVIDIA+X+Server+Settings-3.png Step 6: Now I found that keeping TV on left ensured that while using dailymotion full screen it will come on TV but keeping on right it came on laptop monitor so you may want to depending on your preference change the location to left as shown below. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_-KsGlJDRxDw/SrFY7bt7sCI/AAAAAAAAAHw/pGeyp1_GfeU/s400/Screenshot-NVIDIA+X+Server+Settings-4.png This is it.You should now be able to watch streaming video on your TV...:) Section A: I found the most useful instructions below, but I did have to make few tweaks. Source: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=98456 Right, I will walk step by step based on the guide from the source mentioned above and mention the changes / tweaks I did to make it work on my laptop. I am sure it should work with same conf on other VAIO as well. Step 1: Aplication-> Accessories-> Terminal Step 2: Type sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup Step 3: You will need to enter password at this stage. Enter the password. Step 4: Now Type: sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf Difference in old and new xorg.conf files: I used the following command on terminal to compare the old and new .conf files: diff -u /etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup /etc/X11/xorg.conf The numbers between @@ represent Row number and column number. - stands for old and + for new. @@ -61,9 +61,9 @@ Section "Monitor" Identifier "Monitor0" VendorName "Unknown" - ModelName "TV-0" - HorizSync 28.0 - 55.0 - VertRefresh 43.0 - 72.0 + ModelName "Nvidia Default Flat Panel" + HorizSync 29.0 - 49.0 + VertRefresh 0.0 - 60.0 EndSection Section "Monitor" @@ -110,12 +110,14 @@ # Removed Option "TwinView" "0" # Removed Option "metamodes" "DFP: nvidia-auto-select +0+0" +# Removed Option "TwinView" "1" +# Removed Option "metamodes" "TV: nvidia-auto-select +0+0, DFP: nvidia-auto-select +1024+0" Identifier "Screen0" Device "Device0" Monitor "Monitor0" DefaultDepth 24 - Option "TwinView" "1" - Option "metamodes" "TV: nvidia-auto-select +0+0, DFP: nvidia-auto-select +1024+0" + Option "TwinView" "0" + Option "metamodes" "DFP: nvidia-auto-select +0+0" SubSection "Display" Depth 24 EndSubSection Copy of my xorg.conf and xorg.conf.backup xorg.conf - CURRENT - WORKING VERSION Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "Default Layout" Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0 InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard" InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer" EndSection Section "Module" Load "glx" EndSection Section "ServerFlags" Option "Xinerama" "0" EndSection Section "InputDevice" # generated from default Identifier "Keyboard0" Driver "kbd" EndSection Section "InputDevice" # generated from default Identifier "Mouse0" Driver "mouse" Option "Protocol" "auto" Option "Device" "/dev/psaux" Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no" Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "Configured Monitor" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "Monitor0" VendorName "Unknown" ModelName "Nvidia Default Flat Panel" HorizSync 29.0 - 49.0 VertRefresh 0.0 - 60.0 EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "Monitor1" VendorName "Unknown" ModelName "TV-0" HorizSync 28.0 - 55.0 VertRefresh 43.0 - 72.0 EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "Configured Video Device" Driver "nvidia" Option "NoLogo" "True" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "Device0" Driver "nvidia" VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation" BoardName "GeForce Go 7400" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "Device1" Driver "nvidia" VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation" BoardName "GeForce Go 7400" Option "TVOutFormat" "SVIDEO" Option "TVStandard" "PAL-G" Option "ConnectedMonitor" "Monitor[1]" BusID "PCI:1:0:0" Screen 1 EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "Default Screen" Device "Configured Video Device" Monitor "Configured Monitor" DefaultDepth 24 EndSection Section "Screen" # Removed Option "TwinView" "0" # Removed Option "metamodes" "DFP: nvidia-auto-select +0+0" # Removed Option "TwinView" "1" # Removed Option "metamodes" "TV: nvidia-auto-select +0+0, DFP: nvidia-auto-select +1024+0" Identifier "Screen0" Device "Device0" Monitor "Monitor0" DefaultDepth 24 Option "TwinView" "0" Option "metamodes" "DFP: nvidia-auto-select +0+0" SubSection "Display" Depth 24 EndSubSection EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "Screen1" Device "Device1" Monitor "Monitor1" DefaultDepth 24 Option "TwinView" "0" Option "metamodes" "TV: nvidia-auto-select +0+0" SubSection "Display" Depth 24 EndSubSection EndSection xorg.conf.backup - OLD COPY Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "Default Layout" Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0 InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard" InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer" EndSection Section "Module" Load "glx" EndSection Section "ServerFlags" Option "Xinerama" "0" EndSection Section "InputDevice" # generated from default Identifier "Keyboard0" Driver "kbd" EndSection Section "InputDevice" # generated from default Identifier "Mouse0" Driver "mouse" Option "Protocol" "auto" Option "Device" "/dev/psaux" Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no" Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "Configured Monitor" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "Monitor0" VendorName "Unknown" ModelName "TV-0" HorizSync 28.0 - 55.0 VertRefresh 43.0 - 72.0 EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "Monitor1" VendorName "Unknown" ModelName "TV-0" HorizSync 28.0 - 55.0 VertRefresh 43.0 - 72.0 EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "Configured Video Device" Driver "nvidia" Option "NoLogo" "True" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "Device0" Driver "nvidia" VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation" BoardName "GeForce Go 7400" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "Device1" Driver "nvidia" VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation" BoardName "GeForce Go 7400" Option "TVOutFormat" "SVIDEO" Option "TVStandard" "PAL-G" Option "ConnectedMonitor" "Monitor[1]" BusID "PCI:1:0:0" Screen 1 EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "Default Screen" Device "Configured Video Device" Monitor "Configured Monitor" DefaultDepth 24 EndSection Section "Screen" # Removed Option "TwinView" "0" # Removed Option "metamodes" "DFP: nvidia-auto-select +0+0" Identifier "Screen0" Device "Device0" Monitor "Monitor0" DefaultDepth 24 Option "TwinView" "1" Option "metamodes" "TV: nvidia-auto-select +0+0, DFP: nvidia-auto-select +1024+0" SubSection "Display" Depth 24 EndSubSection EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "Screen1" Device "Device1" Monitor "Monitor1" DefaultDepth 24 Option "TwinView" "0" Option "metamodes" "TV: nvidia-auto-select +0+0" SubSection "Display" Depth 24 EndSubSection EndSection

Sony VAIO N-VIDIA setup to make S-Video work

UPDATE for 9.10 For Ubuntu 9.10 I was just not able to get it work and finally I figured it out. The problem is with the latest Nvidia driver, the one that ubuntu says recommended. In order to make your TV Out work, you must uninstall the latest
Alright friends not a huge tip but still I, being new fan of Ubuntu, installed it on my media laptop...Sony VAIO... one might ask what is media laptop...well I had a bit of problem with my Sony VAIO some 1.5 years back and a key got stuck and as it goes with any Sony product there was no cheap solution at hand... At that time for some reason it appeared like a motherboard issue and I just bought another Dell laptop...later I realised that it was a keyboard issue so I invested in a wireless keyboard and had two lappies at home just like that :)...I figured that with wireless keyboard VAIO laptop will make perfect companion to my 32" Samsung and hence it got the name of media laptop. I use this laptop to browse without fear as I will never ever do any important work on it so am never worried of loosing..not that I ended up having any virus at all....and now with Linux I doubt if there will ever be any virus on this laptop....but anyway I have gone on a tangent... What I started to tell was a tip on how we can make VAIO's inbuilt motion-eye webcam to behave and the tip goes as below... Incase your webcam is not giving good images on ur Sony VAIO, you may want to try this: Goto System->Preferences->Main Menu In Main Menu window click on Internet in left hand navigation under "Menu" and then click on Skype" in right hand under "Items". Now click on "Properties" button. It will open a Launcher Properties dialogue box. In third field "Command" replace "Skype" with this line: bash -c 'LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype' That is it. You should now have a properly working motion-eye with skype. There is more info on this link: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Webcam Ciao !!!

Sony VAIO FE21H Webcam on skype

Alright friends not a huge tip but still I, being new fan of Ubuntu, installed it on my media laptop...Sony VAIO... one might ask what is media laptop...well I had a bit of problem with my Sony VAIO some 1.5 years back and a key got stuck