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Old 10-24-2008, 12:54 PM   #1
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ATI card with 4 pin video out to TV not allowing desktop extend


I have an ATI radeon card with a pin s-video out that is plugged into a JVC tv but my ubuntu 8.04 is not recognizing it no matter what i do.
 
Old 10-24-2008, 05:45 PM   #2
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Which Card?
Which Driver? fglrx or radeon or radeonhd


Post output of #sudo lspci

Ubuntu-8.04 has old drivers for the ati cards... driver development is that fast
 
Old 10-25-2008, 01:02 AM   #3
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00:00.0 Host bridge: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 07c3 (rev a2)
00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce 630i memory controller (rev a2)
00:01.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce 630i memory controller (rev a1)
00:01.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce 630i memory controller (rev a1)
00:01.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce 630i memory controller (rev a1)
00:01.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce 630i memory controller (rev a1)
00:01.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce 630i memory controller (rev a1)
00:01.5 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce 630i memory controller (rev a1)
00:01.6 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce 630i memory controller (rev a1)
00:02.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce 630i memory controller (rev a1)
00:03.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 07d7 (rev a2)
00:03.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 07d8 (rev a1)
00:03.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 07d9 (rev a1)
00:03.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 07c8 (rev a1)
00:04.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 7100/nForce 630i (rev a1)
00:04.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 7100/nForce 630i (rev a1)
00:08.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 056c (rev a1)
00:09.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP73 High Definition Audio (rev a1)
00:0a.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 056d (rev a1)
00:0b.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 056e (rev a1)
00:0c.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 056f (rev a1)
00:0d.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 056f (rev a1)
00:0e.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 07f0 (rev a2)
00:0f.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation MCP73 Ethernet (rev a2)
01:06.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR2413 802.11bg NIC (re v 01)
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV535 [Radeon X1650 Seri es]
02:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV535 [Radeon X1650 Series]
 
Old 10-25-2008, 11:52 AM   #4
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In ubuntu-8.04, the drivers are radeonhd or fglrx.
If your version of X is newer, then it will work with radeon too.

See http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=108217
 
Old 10-26-2008, 07:50 PM   #5
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Thanks for the assistance

I appreciate your help but i did not understand a single thing that was on the post. I mean other than knowing the components and drivers mentioned that was about it. Any place you know of that has really dumbed down version of a few things i might try?
 
Old 10-27-2008, 12:12 PM   #6
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http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item=806&num=1

See the forums too.


Try for E.g.

xrandr --addmode S-video 800x600
xrandr --output S-video --mode 800x600

man xrandr
 
Old 10-28-2008, 11:41 AM   #7
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code goes nowhere

git-clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/git/xorg/driver/xf86-video-ati
cd xf86-video-ati

these lines get me into the "xf86-video-ati" directory but "git checkout origin/randr-1.2" errors with

"error: pathspec 'origin/randr-1.2' did not match any file(s) known to git.
Did you forget to 'git add'?"

likewise;

git-clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/git/xorg/app/xrandr
cd xrandr

get me into "xrandr" directory but "./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr/" error as well with "bash: ./autogen.sh: No such file or directory"
 
Old 10-28-2008, 11:44 AM   #8
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xrandr can be installed with apt-get or the GUI package managers. ...it is probably present in your system. You do not need to use git (that howto is dated)

Try

man xrandr
 
Old 10-29-2008, 09:54 AM   #9
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got xrandr from GUI package manger

checked the man and it says to use the XID for the output parameter. any idea what that will be for "S-video".
when i try
"xrandr --addmode S-video 800x600"
it returns with
xrandr: cannot find output "S-video"
 
  


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