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Linux - Laptop and Netbook Having a problem installing or configuring Linux on your laptop? Need help running Linux on your netbook? This forum is for you. This forum is for any topics relating to Linux and either traditional laptops or netbooks (such as the Asus EEE PC, Everex CloudBook or MSI Wind).

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Old 07-22-2003, 01:22 AM   #1
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atil radeon mobility 7500 tv out


hey all. im trying to get tv out working with my laptop but i dont what to do. ive tried this atitvout-0.4 but running "atitvout tvout" says "VBE call failed." and i don't know what that means. so any help would be appreciated. like i said its an ati radeon mobility 7500, sometimes detected as ati radeon m7. im using redhat 9 and i have no clue what drivers it uses for the car and everything else seems to work fine on the LCD.

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Mike
 
Old 07-22-2003, 01:06 PM   #2
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Unless you specifically compiled in the driver support for the card it is likely using the VESA driver, which works fine for the laptop display, but lacks the features of the full driver. I suggest getting all the info (manufacturer, name, etc) for the hardware in your laptop and recompiling a recent kernel to include your specific hardware. A well compiled kernel will make Linux faster and better on your machine...

Dont forget to check out http://www.linux-laptops.org to see if there is a tutorial for your model.

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Old 07-22-2003, 01:51 PM   #3
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i was under the impression it was using a radeon driver not a vesa driver. when i run redhat-config-xfree86 it says the drive is ati mobility radeon 7500 and that 3d hardware is enabled. doesnt that mean that's what the kernel is using? how else would i check?

and regarding the tv-out, i looked into it a lot more yesterday and it looks the same as my printer, the lexmark z45: it just doesn't work with any drivers out there.

thanks again,
Mike
 
Old 07-22-2003, 02:47 PM   #4
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Bummer. It sounds like bad driver support for the cards features. You may be SOL until someone writes a better driver. Sorry..
 
  


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