> OK, a couple of questions...
> - we've set up a Suse 7.1 PC with an ATI Expert Play 2000 card with
> tv out. Does anyone know if its possible to enable the tv-out feature?
There is no TV-out support for ant ATI card and never will be.
Quoting the FAQ from http://linuxvideo.org/gatos/ :
> 1.8. Is TV-Out supported?
> No, TV-Out is not supported at this time, mostly due to a lack of documentation. Some users have reported success in using frame buffer support to turn on
> TV-Out. Someone has contributed a set of instructions on setting up the frame buffer, and Fabio Giovagnini has reported success using VGA=781,784 (the
The only way to get TV-out working is to boot up with no monitor connected but a TV,
so that the BIOS screen appears on TV. Then in linux you must use the vesafb driver.
You can not change resolutions then.
Quote:> We need to hook the PC up to a big colour TV for teletext-like
> information screens
Try connecting using the RGB lines, works with every VGA card !
( connect the R,G,B and GND + the sync ; the TV requeires a single
composyte sync line , while most VGA cards use separate horizontal
and vertical sync, some may produce a composyte sync too, otherwise
you can combine the hsync and vsync to a c-sync with a simple circuit )
Don't forget to use a TV compatible resolution ! :-)
> - or failing that, can anyone recommend a PC video card with TV out
> which is known to work under Linux?
I think voodoo3 with TV-out works. But check before paying any money !!!
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