Linux - SoftwareThis forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
There is less than 12 hours left to vote in the 2015 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards. Click here to go to the polls. Vote now and make sure your voice is heard!
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
I'm trying to make a tv box, with the interface being a webpage hosted on the box itself. I have taken the path of using Links in graphics mode, using DirectFB as the driver (after many painful attempts with the standard framebuffer).
I can verify that graphics mode is working on a proper monitor, even though 2 ATI cards I have tried have either a slight or a major problem but I am well aware of the ATI framebuffer issues. On a geforce it works fine.
When I plug the geforce in to the tv though, the refresh rate is wrong so all I get is the usual diagonal lines and such. It happened in all resolutions/colour modes except 1024x768 - which just didn't show anything at all. So I'm really looking for 2 solutions....
Is there an easy way to get proper framebuffer support for ATI cards (or is it just a waiting game)?
Is it possible to change the refresh rate of directfb in certain video modes, or can it be specified using the "-mode" tag in Links?
slight update. I have now tried fbset with every video mode listed on the planet and arrived at no solution. It works perfectly on a monitor, but the tv refuses to show it even though the tv supports both ntsc and pal. So i now believe it may be something to do with the videocard itself (geforce) and the way it handles tv-out.
Just as a guess, but does the tv-out component of the card just deliver a constant resolution / hz to the tv, so no matter what video mode you are displaying on a monitor at whatever frequency, it will always end up the same resolution / hz when it gets sent off to the tv anyway? If so then my problem lies before the tv itself. Any ideas?