LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 12-14-2007, 06:24 PM   #1
cdhgee
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: St Paul, MN
Distribution: Fedora 8, Fedora 9
Posts: 513

Rep: Reputation: 30
Requesting advice on buying a graphics card for TV-out


I am planning to build a home theatre PC to connect to my plasma TV. Can anyone recommend a graphics card (or motherboard with onboard graphics) with good (preferably open-source) drivers that will allow me to use S-video out or HDMI out to connect to the TV? I would like to use full 1080i resolution (1920x1080).

I would prefer something that "just works" rather than having to hack around with drivers and xorg.conf settings.

Thank you.
 
Old 12-16-2007, 02:11 PM   #2
lazlow
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Posts: 4,362

Rep: Reputation: 171Reputation: 171
When I switched from a vga monitor to my 40 inch lcd all I had to do was: delete the old xorg.conf, shut the system down, unplug monitor, plug in tv, and reboot. Centos 5 then built a working xorg for me. I then had to select the proper resolution. This was all on a nvidia Geforce2(not exactly a new card) using prebuilt rpms(livna has them for F8). You would probably get a better picture if you stick with 720p (unless you have 1080p available) rather than 1080i.

Good Luck
Lazlow
 
  


Reply

Tags
graphics, hdmi, svideo, tv


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Buying a USB2 PCI Card, need some Advice Zaskar Debian 1 08-27-2007 03:38 PM
Edgy+KDE 3.5. Buying Graphics Tablet advice from experieced user? ed-j Linux - Hardware 0 03-02-2007 02:54 AM
Taking brands into consideration when buying a graphics card Michael_aust Linux - Hardware 1 12-28-2005 08:21 AM
Graphics Card Advice moshambo Slackware 26 07-28-2005 09:19 AM
Buying A Graphics Card augustuslegion Linux - Hardware 1 07-20-2005 05:40 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:52 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration