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Old 02-15-2004, 11:36 AM   #1
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TV-In (s-video) on IBM ThinkPad A31p


Hello everyone.

I own an IBM ThinkPad A31p, running Fedora Core 1.

I would like to use the video input, which is an S-Video connection.

Does anyone know if its supported under Linux?

Thank you.
 
Old 02-16-2004, 08:12 PM   #2
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Possibly, what's the actual video card?

/sbin/lspci

Will give the proper information.

Cheers,

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Old 02-17-2004, 04:25 AM   #3
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lspci
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV200 LX [Mobility FireGL 7800 M7]

lspci -n
01:00.0 Class 0300: 1002:4c58

this A31p has both S-Video out and S-Video in ports. i am interested in the S-Video input only.

any help would be much appriciated.
 
Old 02-20-2004, 04:32 PM   #4
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The Gatos drivers, they're a little cumbersome to install, but they work well, at least they have for me and my trusty old Mach64:

http://gatos.sourceforge.net/supported_cards.php

Its installing a whole whopping chunk of X over again, but it'll do the job. Also, the page is a bit out of date, always, so if it says it can't be done "yet", check the downloads section.

Cheers,

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Old 02-20-2004, 04:32 PM   #5
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Oh, sorry for the huge delay too... 1 day no inet access followed by a 3 day interview cramb session... with a cold! Blach!

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 02-20-2004, 04:45 PM   #6
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The GATOS driver is just an X driver, nothing to do with S-Video input.

The KM driver though is an ATI video capture driver, but doesn't support IBM ThinkPads.

Any other suggestions please? :P
 
  


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