FreeBSD && HDMI TV
Julian H. Stacey
jhs at berklix.com
Tue Nov 6 13:55:02 UTC 2012
Matthias Apitz wrote:
> After more than 20 years I bought a new TV, now with HDMI input and
> 1920x1080 resolution; detailed spec could be seen here:
> My question related to FreeBSD is: can I connect this somehow via an USB
> HDMI adapter to my FreeBSD laptop at home (running CURRENT) to get the
> FreeBSD X11 screen onto the TV device?
I connect with SVGA,
TV has HDMI, SVGA, S-VHS, Laptop has SVGA, SVHS, Neither have DVI,
I recall S-VHS gave low res, & only monochrome=B/W.
After you solve your connection, To share displays:
cd /usr/ports/x11/xrandr; make install ; man xrandr
You will notice one can move & share xterms etc between screeen,
but [some] video players seem sticky & wont move so easily (video
frame buffers I recall?, I havent had time to look into it much)
Julian Stacey, BSD Unix Linux C Sys Eng Consultant, Munich http://berklix.com
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