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Hey all, I know this has been covered a bunch of places and i've looked through most of them. The problem is that i can't seem to find the difference ...
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    tv out for all in wonder card


    Hey all,

    I know this has been covered a bunch of places and i've looked through most of them. The problem is that i can't seem to find the difference or problem with my x-config file.

    ok a little back history and information.
    I am using my old desktop as a bit of an all purpose server.... natural choice of linux.
    I opted for debian sarge.
    i have everything set up nicely (except print sharing damn hp doesn't give out windows .inf files for the printer ) but now i've decided to do more.

    The plan is to make a game station out of it with emulators, as well as a place to watch media files. It has the original radeon all in wonder card from ati (32mb agp).

    For some reason or another i can't get X to work under the composite tv out.
    debian has a package called
    atitvout
    which finds that the card is connected to a tv.... and i can "turn on" the signal to the tv...

    but when i start X all i get is a white screen.

    and whats worse, when i ctrl-alt-backspace out, i get fuzzy unreadable lines for the command line.
    when i first boot i can use the command line just fine and dandy.


    Here is my relavent X-config file

    Code:
    Section "Module"
    	Load	"GLcore"
    	Load	"bitmap"
    	Load	"dbe"
    	Load	"ddc"
    	Load	"dri"
    	Load	"extmod"
    	Load	"freetype"
    	Load	"glx"
    	Load	"int10"
    	Load	"record"
    	Load	"speedo"
    	Load	"type1"
    	Load	"vbe"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier	"ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon R100 QD [Radeon 7200]"
    	Driver		"ati"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier	"Generic Monitor"
    	HorizSync	30.0-50.0
    	VertRefresh	60
    	Option		"ConnectedMonitor" "TV"
    	Option		"TVStandard" "NTSC-M"
    	Option		"TVOutFormat" "COMPOSITE"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier	"Default Screen"
    	Device		"ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon R100 QD [Radeon 7200]"
    	Monitor		"Generic Monitor"
    	DefaultDepth	16
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		1
    		Modes		"640x480"
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		4
    		Modes		"640x480"
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		8
    		Modes		"640x480"
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		15
    		Modes		"640x480"
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		16
    		Modes		"640x480"
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		24
    		Modes		"640x480"
    	EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
    	Identifier	"Default Layout"
    	Screen		"Default Screen"
    	InputDevice	"Generic Keyboard"
    	InputDevice	"Configured Mouse"
    	InputDevice	"Generic Mouse"
    EndSection
    
    Section "DRI"
    	Mode	0666
    EndSection
    anyone who can help gets a dancing banana


    edit: forgot to mention kernel 2.6.8-1 on a p4 system

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    Having same troubles here.
    Please, post what you've done to succede, if you 've finished.

    I 've found only http://www.raelh.plus.com/linux_tv_howto/

    BTW: AFAIK the right driver for Radeon 7200 is http://www.xfree86.org/current/radeon.4.html

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