I'm trying to display pictures on the TV, to show them to friends and family. But when I join the TV and computer using a S-video cable, nothing happens.
In the "Display" option menu, no screen other than my computer's is shown, and the "detect" options doesn't do anything.
Looking online, I've found some forums suggesting I experiment with the xrandr command, so I did :
xrandr --output S-video --set load_detection 1 xrandr --output S-video --set tv_standard ntsc xrandr --output S-video --right-of LVDS
And I manage to see part of my desktop on the TV, but in the wrong resolution.
I've played around with xrandr a little bit more, until I accidently changed my laptop screen resolution to 800x600, I had to change it back in /etc/X11/xorg.conf by hand :)
Any ideas? How could I use the TV as a big screen ? What exactly is xrandr ? Is this what I should use, or should the TV appear in the display options ?
EDIT : I've installed grandr, a GUI for xrandr (in the Ubuntu repositories it's called "Multiple monitors".
But only my laptop screen is in the list. I guess I have to edit the xorg.conf file to add the s-video/tv monitor ?