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Old 05-28-2003, 12:46 AM   #1
krugta
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tv-output problem in mandrake 9.1 with ati


ok now i am stuck i have been looking for about 42 hours straight and i am not finding any thing that can help me (well i found a little) i am trying to get set up my tv out put , so i can watch dvds and movies on it instead of the monitor. i dont know what i am missing but it seems i have the right driver for my card ( ati radeon 7500 ) i dont know how to compile anything (one drawback). i know there are options for clone display, out put to the tv but i dont know how to set it up i have looked in the XF86Config-4 file and messed with a few things (messed up the display real bad but fixed it) if someone would be so kind enough to help me i would really really apreceate it thank you, if you need more info please let me know this is a copy of the XF86Config-4 file...
# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the XF86Config man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# **********************************************************************

Section "Files"
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
FontPath "unix/:-1"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
#DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse doesn't work
#DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx" # 3D layer
Load "dri" # direct rendering
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "Keyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Option "XkbCompat" ""
Option "XkbOptions" ""
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor1"
VendorName "Generic"
ModelName "1024x768 @ 70 Hz"
HorizSync 31.5-57.0
VertRefresh 50-70

# Sony Vaio C1(X,XS,VE,VN)?
# 1024x480 @ 85.6 Hz, 48 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1024x480" 65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344 480 488 494 563 -hsync -vsync

# TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
# 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630

# 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
VendorName "ATI"
BoardName "ATI Radeon"
Driver "radeon"
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
Screen "screen1"
EndSection
 
Old 05-28-2003, 06:31 AM   #2
toxic.astania
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Have you try to setup your tv output by sofware ..??
You can find a little software to setup ati tv output on this page :
http://www.stud.uni-hamburg.de/users...ects/atitvout/
 
Old 05-29-2003, 03:47 PM   #3
krugta
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i have tried the software and is doent work. it can not detect my vidieo card. i know there is a way to do it because there is an "option" for clone display and tvout put but i am just lost. hence the reason i am here. so if anyone could please help me out i would greatly apeceate it thanks.
 
Old 06-02-2003, 05:33 AM   #4
toxic.astania
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Have you tried to install the specific driver for XFREE. Actually, I did have a problem with my ati Mobility and the XFREE xv module when I instold Mandrake 9.1. To resolve it, I just install the driver for ati card. Have a look to this page to find it. I don't really know if it will resolve your problem, so to care to make a backup of you XFREE files before install it.

Sourceforge page :
http://sourceforge.net/projects/gatos/

Download page :
http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...group_id=12629

Good luck.
 
Old 06-27-2003, 12:30 PM   #5
trsdos
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I am also having a similar Tv-Out problem.

ATI Rage TV-Out 8MB pci card

During the Install phase of Mandrake 9.1, the GUI was visible on the TV and the Monitor. After Install, when NOT in X, i.e. using tty, I can see the text on the TV and Monitor. However, when I run startx, the Monitor is fine, however, the tv shows a very screwed up looking picture ( sorry not a very technical description ). I have tried setting various sizes and color depths. Even when down to 640x480 at 16 colors. Still No usable picture.

So I followed the links for Gatos, they just give a big run around about not supporting tv-out.

But I did find information about how tty, and probably the Mandrake Installer are using VESA drivers, and that is why the tv is fine.

I guess I will try to get X to run using the vesa drivers

Or maybe buy a differant card.
 
Old 07-14-2003, 07:05 PM   #6
kiaraho
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I've been having the same problem with my ATI Radeon 7000 card on Mandrake 9.0. For some reason ATI cards are too compatible with tv-out because I know someone who has and Nvidia card and getting to work on tv-out was a breeeze.

I also heard of the Mandrake installer using VESA drivers. Question is how do I get the VESA drivers to work in X?
 
  


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