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TV Out with Radeon 9200 and the OS radeon driver, possible?
We're running Ubuntu 10.04, those driver props aren't there.
We only have "tv standard"
Will upgrading to 10.10 get use those props?
Is there a PPA with the latest drivers?
scott@media-centre:~$ xrandr --output S-video --set tv_horizontal_size 2
X Error of failed request: BadName (named color or font does not exist)
Major opcode of failed request: 149 (RANDR)
Minor opcode of failed request: 11 (RRQueryOutputProperty)
Serial number of failed request: 27
Current serial number in output stream: 27
Well, I've had good looking TV output on Radeon 9600 (r300 driver) @ Kubuntu 10.04 and 10.10 without need to set those later parameters.
Just be sure to use "load detection" instead of load_detection and "tv standard" instead of tv_standard as this has changed with UMS -> KMS change.
Don Quichote crusade: I won't rest (read: stop testing) until the Linux community can accept Ati/AMD cards as a worthy piece of hardware, fit for everything you'd like to do with your Linux box. Because I want to be able to recommend everybody I know to try Linux one time. No matter what hardware they own
Having said that: the radeon open source driver is really really really really really really good! Some say it's even better than the closed one because old Ati's (like mine) DO work w/ the open one.
Likewise, I recommend ATI for anyone using Linux, because:
1) They actively support the open source community.
2) The open source ATI drivers are amazing, barring overscan correction, they just work!
Anyway, good luck fellow ATI crusader!
OT: If I wanted to write a Gnome application to assist with correcting overscan on ATI and Intel chipsets (I have 3 to do!), where would I start?
I'm thinking of a simple app that adjusts the current modeline with up, down, left, right, width and height buttons. Then something that spits out the xrandr lines to stick in the gdm scripts.
I'm a C# developer by trade but I'm thinking, what, python? Is there a good IDE for that? Mono?
Or maybe I could start hacking in the Gnome "Monitors" application?
The pre-avivo tv-out encoder was a PITA to set up properly. That's why it only supports 800x600 at the moment. In theory the scaler can scale any size desktop image down the the native timing sizes, you'd just need to figure out the proper crtc timing values and pll ratios.