ATi Radeon 7200 and S-Video
I've asked this question in another forum and I get a bunch of different answers. But here goes:
I'm still new to Linux, I'm still trying to figure out how things work, indluding configuration files and the like. I'm running RedHat 9 and using the KDE desktop enviroment.
I have an ATi Radeon 32MB SDR graphics card, PCI version (it's detected in Linux as ATI Radeon 7200, which I am assumiing is a generic driver). It's an older card.
Well this card has an S-Video port, so I plugged it into my TV. I see the bootup process, but once it starts into Xwindows, the TV goes black. I'm trying to view the same desktop in both my TV and my monitor, which I think is referred to as a "Clone" setup.
I've asked around and people have said, "You have to get the correct drivers for the card because the generic ones don't support S-Video, then you have to alter your XF86Config file". That makes sense.
My only problem is that I have looked and looked for this driver (even on ATi's site) and I can't find a Linux driver for it. I guess my question is, has anyone developed one? The only one's I have found on ATi's site are the ones for the newer cards.
Also, what exactly is it that I need to alter in the config file? I have seen different solutions for this one too (mostly involving the nVidia card setup).
I am very new to Linux, still at the stage where I need things spelled out for me, lol. If anyone here has any suggestions, I certainly appriciate it.
Thanks again, sorry to be so long-winded. :)