All in wonder VE PCI (Radeon 7500)
Anyone get this to work under any version of linux/x? If so, can you mail me your system: )(kidding)
If you have gotten this card to work please post the important sections of the XF86 config and a link to the instructions you used, and the driver. There are many variations of the All in wonder. This is not a radeon 9800, 9700, 9600, DV, blah blah. The name in the subject is the exact spec of the card title on the box. If your card does not match, you have a different chipset and your configuration won't work.
What I am trying to do:
Build a Freevo or MythTV box to put in my entertainment center to get rid of a lot of junk such as DVD player, mp3 player, CD player, VCR, etc etc .
I need S-Video in, sound in, composite out, sound out.
I don't care about the rest. My standard sound card is working, so I would assume that the sound on the video card is too. I have the cd cable plugged in. I don't need the TV tuner.
I have tried installing and compiling every version of every driver on RH 7.2, 7.3, 8.0, 9.0 to no avail. I have successfully installed many display drivers on many distros, some compiled from source. I am not partial to any version of RH or even RH at all. I have broadband, and am not afraid to try something new if it will get me Freevoing.
The common thread of all errors is:
(EE) RADEON(0): No valid mode found for this DFP/LCD
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.
It appears that I have the correct PCI spec and the driver is loading but I get that damn no valid mode message. Regardless of what I put in the modes list, nothing works.
Internet searches over 2 weeks have not turned up any useful information or evidence that anyone has gotten this to work.
I may have gotten lucky before. I know very little about the nuts and bolts of getting display drivers to work under X. Never had a single problem with NVidia or other drivers. This ATI card has me muy stumped.
It looks like there is a hole in the support of this card. Gatos is no help. They don't list this as a supported card. it is not an All in wonder (nothing else in title... based on Rage) and say they won't have any info for the next 6 months.... this sux.
Lotso time wasted so far. It works fine under XP professional, but I would prefer linux because, believe it or not, the PVR software is much better than anything available on windows.