ATI TV Wonder VE: Sounds like a module problem with your video card. What distro and video card are you using? Check out this site -- http://www.linuxlogin.com/linux/ati_tv.php
FAT32 drives: as root, edit your /etc/fstab and mount your fat32 with umask=000 to make it read/writable by all users (umask=022 is read/writable only for root).
As an aside, note that umask is a valid parameter only for vfat partitions; umask is invalid for other filesystems (ext3, xfs, reiserfs). This is a problem that I am researching, since I would like to make an xfs partition read/writable for all users at boot (I suspect the answer lies in changing the group permissions, but I haven't figured it out yet). If anyone has a solution, please post.
So, getting back to your fat32 drive, add the following lines to /etc/fstab (substitute hdc1 with the actual device name of your fat32 drive):
# mount FAT32 drive
/dev/hdc1 /mnt/fat32 vfat defaults,umask=000,rw 0 0