Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
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?


  Search this Thread
Old 07-28-2004, 10:56 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jul 2004
Posts: 10

Rep: Reputation: 0
PC2TV works in command line but doesn't in graphical

Basically that's the issue.

I can see the image displayed on TV when in command-line environment.

When X comes, all I get is a blank screen on TV.

This is what my computer has:

Fedora Core 2.
Video card: Rage 3D Pro AGP - Xpert 2000 32 MB

It seems that the video card is "powered by ATI" (meaning, it was not built by ATI, but by a third-party manufacturer).

A curiousity: I noticed that when I attempt to select (by using system-config-display) the video card to an option that points to ATI Rage 3D PC2TV, I get a confirmation that the change was done and X needs to be restarted. After restarting X (by running system-config-display again), I noticed that the video card was not kept to the option that I chose and, instead, it was set to ATI Mach64.

I appreciate any help.


Old 10-17-2004, 12:27 PM   #2
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jul 2004
Posts: 10

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
ATI support for Linux is really bad.

My solution was to change to an nVidia card.

nVidia software is easier to install, has many good features and its documentation for Linux is comprehensive.

I was able to fix the problem after replacing the video card to an nVidia one (GeForce MX 4000).



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
Xlib errors when trying to open graphical app from command line, 9.1 Personal Baddox SUSE / openSUSE 4 09-22-2005 12:31 AM
ImageMagick -- Command line Graphical Suite LinuxLala Linux - News 1 07-20-2005 09:40 AM
How do you change INIT startup to level 3 (graphical) from command line? Fear58 Linux - Newbie 2 06-25-2004 09:15 PM
how do i change the graphical res. from command line? justin9 Linux - Newbie 6 03-27-2004 05:16 AM
starting graphical login from command line funkymunky Red Hat 1 02-21-2004 01:28 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:37 AM.

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