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R500-700 TV-Out Coming To X.Org Radeon Driver

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Published on 17 December 2008 07:10 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD
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David Airlie has shared that he's been working on the TV-Out support for the xf86-video-ati driver on the newer card generations. Last year there was Radeon TV-Out support for the older ATI graphics cards, but David Airlie now has it working on the R500/600 series and is about ready with the R700 series support.

This TV-Out support is being powered by the AtomBIOS. This support hasn't yet been merged to master, but currently can be found in an atom-tvout branch. Support for DCE 3.2 digital connectors were also committed to the xf86-video-ati driver in the past few days that does allow for RV730 series support.

Additional details can be read about on David Airlie's blog.

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