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I have a Radeon Xpress 200m video card, unfortunately, ATI are rubbish and the graphics card is impossible to configure from a GUI. I need to get TV output working. Here is the TV section of my xorg.conf file
Option "NoTV" "yes"
Option "TVStandard" "NTSC-M"
Option "TVHSizeAdj" "0"
Option "TVVSizeAdj" "0"
Option "TVHPosAdj" "0"
Option "TVVPosAdj" "0"
Option "TVHStartAdj" "0"
Option "TVColorAdj" "0"
Option "GammaCorrectionI" "0x06419064"
Option "GammaCorrectionII" "0x06419064"
I live in the UK, so what do i need to change the NTSC-M to, to stop the picture being black and white??
I'll have a go at that then, just wondering if anybody knows the what the TV string is for the UK?? ATI are pretty rubbish when it comes to supporting linux. Yes they release proprietary 3D drivers, but i couldn't even install these on Fedora, and on Mandriva it takes me a good hour to resolve all dependencies and update the driver. The firegl control panel (admittedly a GUI) is laughable, and the supported modes (admittedly for my card) are a pale imitation of what is available under windows. I admit this is only my experience, but when my old laptop died, i was quite happy that the insurance company sent me a laptop with an ATI and not SIS (as previous) graphics chip. How wrong i was.... Thomas Winischofers opensource driver for SIS chips that he wrote without SIS help is vastly superior to the ATI proprietary drivers. Of course i thank ATI for their linux support, but compared to windows, it is as i said, RUBBISH.
# font server independent of the X server to render fonts.
# minimal fonts to allow X to run without xfs
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "glx" # 3D layer
Load "dri" # direct rendering
#DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
# allows the server to start up even if the mouse does not work
#DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
This gives me a clone mode configuration with videooverlay on the TV and not on the laptop (don't think that it is possible to have it on TV and Laptop as mirror mode doesn't work for my card)
As i have an ATI card i basically used the aticonfig command to set this up (eg aticonfig --overlay-on=1 puts the video on the TV and not on the laptop). The answer to my initial question though is the TV setting for the UK is PAL-B. Hope this helps Sadiq.
Edit: videooverlay works on both TV and Laptop when i run the screen in with drak3d (fglrx) active.
Just for the record, the UK standard is PAL-I, but the difference with PAL-B is in the transmitter channel spacing, and the offset between sound & vision carrier frequency. Since this setting in XOrg only effects the video you will get the correct scan frequencies.