[mythtv-users] ATI newb questions

Josh jishywa at wi.rr.com
Tue Mar 2 11:32:36 EST 2004

I'm using the ATI official drivers with my 9200SE (they were like $40 at
newegg). I finally got TV out by running fglrxconfig and selecting Yes for
TV out, setting Clone Mode, and when it asks you whats connected for primary
and secondary, its option 11 (TV out is primary, autodetect is secondary).
If you choose any other option you'll end up with a blank screen on TV and
movie or TV or whatever on the monitor connection. I tried experimenting
with the dual head options but none of them support Xv overlay.

On a side note, I think the card I got has a PAL bios on it because when the
computer boots up with a TV connected, its all black and white and flickers
like mad. Once X starts with the ATI driver, it goes to NTSC like it should
(probably why the card was so cheap).

Good luck,

-----Original Message-----
From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Adrian Townsend
Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2004 8:28 AM
To: Discussion about mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] ATI newb questions


they  have ATI drivers and video out that is rumoured
to work with pretty much every ATI card.

Personally I haven't tried it but I've never needed
the drivers to do TV out because the wonderful thing
about ATI cards is that if you boot them up with only
a TV attached, the bios on the card will then
automatically puch everything to the TV . . .no
drivers required.

Just my two cents

--- Peter van Rensburg <thenephilim13 at yahoo.com>
> Hi all,
> Trying to put together a Myth system. I see in the
> docs that the ATI linux drivers does not support TV
> out but according to the ATI website they do?
> http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/readme0370.txt
> Can anyone confirm or deny if you need a
> 9500Pro/9700/9800 or will any 9xxx Radeon with TV
> out
> do fine? 
> My second question is about Dolby 5.1 or Prologic
> sound, I have an external processor, would a
> Hauppauge
> 250 card capture the dolby signal? My onboard audio
> does have SPDIF output. 
> Thanks!
> Peter
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