[ubuntu-uk] TV Out on NVidia or ATI cards

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Mon Jun 16 21:29:48 BST 2008

Hi folks,

I'm looking to build a PC to output to a SCART to RF converter so it can 
be piped via RF through a building to display an automatically updating 
web site.

As the box I'm going to be using only takes a composite video input I am 
on the lookout for a cheap and cheerful PCI Express video card with TV out.

Now I've been looking into this and it appears that TV out support using 
free drivers on either ATI or NVidia is a bit sketchy (i.e. I can't find 
anything conclusive).  I know that using the proprietary drivers on 
either an ATI or NVidia card the TV output would work fine, but I was 
wondering if anyone has managed to get the free drivers (xf86-video-ati, 
radeonhd, xf86-video-nv) working with one of the newer cards (Radeon 
X1550, GeForce 7200GS etc).


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