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Old 01-04-2004, 06:58 PM   #1
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ATI Radeon 8500 TV Out


Anyone had any luck with this? ATI's driver says it only supports RADEON 9700/9800 boards.

Throught some extensive googling I've found

atitvout
http://www.stud.uni-hamburg.de/users...ects/atitvout/

which is no longer updated,

and the gatos project

http://gatos.sourceforge.net/

which seems to be my best bet. Here is where I am stuck..

The TV out instructions say: "Theater_out is included into ati.2 driver when the tv_output branch is selected in the CVS repository.
After downloading ati.2, proceed with the usual installation procedure."

I don't know enough about CVS to understand what that means. Any help appreciated.

Thanks,

Murray
 
Old 01-05-2004, 09:13 AM   #2
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I have binaries of XFree86 4.3.0 compiled with theater_out support for Debian. If you want them I can put them on a webserver for you. I use them on a Radeon 7200 and it works great, don't know about 8500 though.
 
Old 01-05-2004, 04:17 PM   #3
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Wow cool. would that work on slackware? I'd need a STEP by STEP. and i mean baby steps..
 
Old 01-05-2004, 04:35 PM   #4
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try ATI's drivers, which have this option.
greetz
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Old 01-05-2004, 09:45 PM   #5
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TV out on ATI's drivers are only supported on RADEON 9700/9800 boards, ive got an 8500 with tv out.
 
Old 01-06-2004, 05:51 PM   #6
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"... 26. TV out
The Linux driver supports RADEON 9700/9800 Series TV Out capability. Not
all flavours of graphics cards have TV Out. .."
there is no word 'only' :>.
greetz
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Old 01-06-2004, 10:08 PM   #7
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doesn't work with radeon 8500
 
Old 01-06-2004, 10:54 PM   #8
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looks like a workaround however, is to use vesa instead of the ati or fglrx driver. This will provide TV out, and is suitable for movie viewing, but doesn't do much for the 3D side of things
 
Old 01-07-2004, 02:22 AM   #9
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Yes, VESA works. But to get both 3D and TV-out I think GATOS is your only hope at the moment. I can't get much time right now to help you on building your own XFree86 with GATOS drivers but maybe I can rip the binaries out of my DEB's and put them in a tarball instead. Might clutter your system if you install them though but if you make backups you can find out if it would be worth the job to build your own stuff (or you could also install Debian on another partition and test my DEB's as they are). It took me about 6 hours on a 700 MHz machine.
 
Old 01-07-2004, 10:27 AM   #10
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GATOS would be ideal, but installation is a bit advanced for me right now.. Perhaps I will be able to find a more step by step doc somewhere, as the instructions on the webpage require some knowledge that I don't have (YET).
 
  


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