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Re: TV out ( SOLVED )




On Sep 14, 2006, at 4:47 PM, redhatdude bellsouth net wrote:


On Sep 14, 2006, at 3:45 PM, Tod Merley wrote:

On 9/14/06, redhatdude bellsouth net <redhatdude bellsouth net> wrote:

On Sep 14, 2006, at 6:20 AM, Tod Merley wrote:

> On 9/13/06, redhatdude bellsouth net <redhatdude bellsouth net> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have a small TV that I'd like to connecto to my FC5 box to monitor >> the apache and ftp logs. I plugged it into the s-video connector in >> the back and all I get is a blue screen on the TV. Would someone tell
>> me how to accomplish this, or point me to a how to on the web?
>> My video card is integrated and shares memory with the computer. It's
>> an ATI 9100.
>> Thanks in advance.
>> EJ
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> Hi Ej,
>
> 1. Download the manual from the ATI site (ok, the 9200 is available -
> probably close enough).
>
> 2. Understand your TVs inputs and your ATI card outputs and which cord
> you need to properly connect the two.  This must be right.
>
> 3. Check to see that your driver (Linux drivers available on the ATI
> site) is compatable with the video output feature you desire using
> your particular X version. I understand there are some issures with
> the most current drivers (ATI site).
>
> 4. From your Video Card Control Panel (should have installed this when
> installing the driver) see that the "enable video out" is enabled.
>
> Have fun!
>
> Tod
>
> Google is our friend.
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Solved.
I downloaded the linux drivers from ATI website. The rpm they have
didn't work since it's missing a dependency that yum doesn't install.
So I downloaded the 40 mb installer and ran it.
I did the following in the terminal.
aticonfig --help ( This explains how to setup your driver for a tv )
aticonfig --initial
aticonfig --enable-monitor=tv --tv-standard-type=VIDEO

and that's it. Start kdm from the console.
Selinux needs to be disabled or a new policy created that allows the
driver to function. Otherwise X doesn't start.

EJ

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Hi again Ej!

Thanks for the report.  I recently picked up a 16MB video card at a
used shop (about $3 if I recall) and it has video in/out. I now enjoy
the increased screen resolution (1280x1024 @ 32bits) and after this
exchange will find a cord to test the video out.  We have a new
camcorder and so the video in may prove useful (USB already is
useful).

SELinux is certainly on my reading/learning list! Here is a starter I
found on the web:

http://www.linuxtopia.org/online_books/ writing_SELinux_policy_guide/index.html

Enjoy!

Tod

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I forgot to mention that you should also apply the following.

aticonfig --force-monitor=tv

kill and restart kdm for it to take effect.

As to selinux, enter the following in the terminal:

# /usr/sbin/semanage fcontext -a -t textrel_shlib_t /usr/lib/xorg/ modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so
# /sbin/restorecon -v /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drives/fglrx_drv.so

Set it back to enforce if it wasn't. Kill kdm. Reconfigure your X with aticonfig. Start kdm, it should work with selinux now.

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On Sep 17, 2006, at 5:14 PM, Arnold Sutter wrote:
Hello Ej,

your thread in the fedora-list regarding enabling the TV output
was helping me a lot. Now I can watch DVD's on our TV Set!

. . if there weren't a minor problem: I don't get any output on
the primary laptop screen. No errors in the /var/log/Xorg.0.log
file, just no picture on the laptop screen. I can login though,
but I have to fly blind.

Question: do you have an idea how to switch Screen's, i.e. cycle
through the laptop, external VGA port and TV output ports?

Any ideas?

Thank's & best Regards,

Arnold Sutter

Hey Arnold,
Never break a thread or email the person directly. Keep it all here on the list so others can find the help they may need with the same problem. As to your problem, if you do aticonfig --help in the terminal, you'll see all the options you can use with the driver.
I haven't tried other options so you'll have to experiment.
Try aticonfig --initial=dual-head --screen-layout=left aticonfig -- force-monitor=crt1,tv
Like I said, experiment, tweak it, and let us know if it worked.
EJ


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