[vdr] HDMI output detection problems

Matti Horila mhorila at nic.fi
Mon Jul 30 19:01:41 CEST 2012


Same problem here using Sony receiver and Octava hdmi splitter after receiver 
(for TV and projector)

On 28.7.2012 15:18, Jouni Karvo wrote:
> hi,
> since starting to use a AV receiver between TV and VDR, I have had HDMI
> detection problems.
> To start X server even when TV is not on, I use custom edid file that I got from
> the tuner.  With this, VDR always starts X properly, so even if VDR has
> auto-started for recording, the output works.

I tried all kind of custom edid files (read from receiver, tv, projector or 
splitter) none of the files solved negoatiation problems.

> Card: Nvidia GT220, vdr-xine plugin, Xorg, NAD receiver and Sony TV.
> If I start TV, though, for some reason, most often there is no negoatiation (or
> a failed one) between the receiver and VDR, so there will be no picture.
> Normally there is a sound, though. I have to switch the input selector of the
> receiver first to DVD input, then back to TV input to get the image.  If the
> tuner and TV are on when X server starts, the image appears correctly.
> Are there any flags in nvidia-settings or Xorg.conf or Xine configuration that
> would tell the graphics card to help the tuner to notice that there indeed is an
> image also on the HDMI cable?

I also tried various nvidia flags without luck. I did use custom script to put 
display to sleep mode (xset dpms force off) and then back on after small delay.

Nowdays i have programmable remote control which has support for macros, so it 
just changes receivers input to dvd and then back to vdr when powering on the 


> yours,
>          Jouni
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