TV Out SVideo support

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Tue Feb 13 20:30:23 UTC 2007

On Tue, Feb 13, 2007 at 03:37:57PM +0000, (``-_-ยดยด) -- Fernando wrote:
> I would like to know if there has been any new development for this topic?
> This is the last thing that I need to have working, so I can say that
> I can do anything on Linux that I did on Windows.

This is a complex issue which must be dealt with on a driver-by-driver (and
sometimes device-by-device) basis.  My personal experience is that TV output
works sometimes with older NVIDIA cards and nvtv, and most of the time with
the proprietary nvidia driver.  I once had an ATI Radeon all-in-wonder card
working with the gatos drivers.  I have heard reports that Intel i945GM
laptops support TV output out of the box with the default drivers, with a
few limitations.

In the NVIDIA and ATI cases, this type of functionality is limited due to a
lack of cooperation with the hardware vendors.

 - mdz

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