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Old 05-10-2008, 03:39 AM   #1
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Epic TVOut struggle with Radeon 7500 Video Card.


Hello

I am nearly at the brink of pulling my hair out with this.

I recently purchased a used, older laptop from an IT friend of mine for Linux play. Zenwalk, by far, has got to be the best laptop distro out there. Unfortunately I am having a problem with getting TVOut to work. I have a Radeon 7500 video card (the machine itself is a DELL Inspiron 4140), I am using an SVideo cable for the connection to my television, and I am running The latest snapshot of 5.2. It is hard to explain the problem, it basically just flat out doesn't work. I have read everything under the sun about atitvout and xrandr, but haven't found any slackware help or even a slackware package for ati, and Im not exactly sure what I am doing with xrander. In the course of this quagmire I have download all sorts of supposed fixes for this problem, so if a fresh install is suggested before I follow any advice I dont mind. Please help and let me know what other information i can give you if you need any. Thanks in advance ZenWalkers!
 
Old 05-10-2008, 08:51 AM   #2
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Never had an ati so don't really know but these links might be useful:
http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/How_to..._graphic_cards
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=610839

I don't think you need any other drivers than the ones included with xorg, but I could be wrong.
 
Old 05-10-2008, 05:47 PM   #3
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* Red Hat/Fedora Core packages: http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3?stat...vout&srodzaj=3
* SUSE packages: http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3?stat...vout&srodzaj=3
* Mandriva packages: http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3?stat...vout&srodzaj=3
* Gentoo ebuild: http://ftp.belnet.be/linux/gentoo-po...a-tv/atitvout/

Will any of these packages work with Slackware? I know, Im a noob...
 
Old 05-11-2008, 04:44 PM   #4
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You can convert rpm packages to tgz packages with rpm2tgz, no idea if they will actually work but you can try.
 
Old 05-12-2008, 02:20 AM   #5
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You can convert rpm packages to tgz packages with rpm2tgz, no idea if they will actually work but you can try.
Thanks! That will be a big help.
 
  


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