[mythtv] G400-TV questions

Michael Kedl mythtv-dev@snowman.net
4 Dec 2002 22:00:58 -0000

RedHat 8.0, normal install.
atitvout program to enable tv out
make sure you are at 1024x768 or lower resolution
make sure you turned the machine on with tv cable (svideo for me)
connected or your bios probably won't init the tv hardware
I use "atitvout -f t" personally.


On 04 Dec 2002 13:40:52 -0800, gtgj@pacbell.net (Gregorio Gervasio Jr.) wrote :

> >>>>> On 4 Dec 2002 21:04:00 -0000, "Michael Kedl" <kedlm@knology.net> said:
> m> My laptop has an ATI Radeon 7500 in it.
> m> It looks great on the TV out.
> >>>>> On Wed, 4 Dec 2002 16:17:42 -0500, Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org> said:
> >> Has any body got full screen Xv to work on a ATI card using MythTV?
> m> Yep, works fine for me using the gatos drivers with TV-out support.  The TV
> m> picture has a black border, but the image is fine.
>         What did you guys need to do to get it working (version of
> kernel, XFree86; XF86Config options)?  I have a Radeon 7500 AGP card
> and have not succeeded in getting TV out working yet.  I've tried the
> GATOS drivers with the XFree86 4.2.0 that comes with RedHat 8.0 but
> mythtv won't run on even the regular VGA display because it can't find
> Xv support.  I've tried a recent CVS build of XFree86 but the GATOS
> drivers aren't compatible with it.  I also tried the "atitvout"
> program which apparently uses some BIOS calls to enable TV out but it
> can't detect that the TV is connected.
> -- 
> Gregorio Gervasio, Jr.
> gtgj@pacbell.net
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