ATI, FGLRX,s-video, VGA-out

Larry Hartman larryhartman50 at vzavenue.net
Thu Jul 31 14:16:54 BST 2008


On Wednesday 30 July 2008 12:02:32 pm Paul S wrote:
> Larry Hartman said the following on 07/30/2008 01:45 AM:
> > Did I ever say on the list how horrible the ATI X200M is?
> >
> > Larry
>
> That's about the only reason I've kept M$ on it's own partition.
> There's tv out and wifi that I sometimes need and can't get working
> dependably in linux.  FWIW, fglrx does a great job on recognizing tv and
> external monitors on my X1400, but it's taken more than a year to get it
> working.  It's a shame they've never extended it back to your earlier
> hardware.

This is a case of regression...tv-out was working just fine less than six 
months ago.  X200M is on the list of hardware supported.  I do not wish to go 
back to the older drivers.


> Did you try the "ati" (aka "radeon") open source driver?  There's a
> patch from the gatos.sourceforge.net to get tv working on certain older
> cards (is X200M the same as Radeon200?).  I don't know if it's your
> particular card though.  There's also a howto patch and config in the
> ubuntuforums (again, not sure if it's your card).

if they do not have tv-out or vga-out working I do not see much point in it.

> The ati dev's have tv out on their wish list (no time line and lot's of
> higher priority stuff ahead of it).
>
> regards,




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