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Re: [vox-tech] starting X on TV/S-Video output?
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Re: [vox-tech] starting X on TV/S-Video output?

Hi Stephen,

Yes, I will be starting the computer with only the TV hooked up.  I
haven't tried starting X up at only 640x480, but I'd like a higher
resolution.  Ultimately, I'd like to play DVDs on my computer and show up
on the TV.  I wonder if the Matrox cards will support a higher resolution.  
The ATI PC2TV+ only has a VGA & S-video outputs.  There are no composite
connectors (although a trip to Radio Shack may prove there is an adapter
for a conversion). There's also no Co-ax option.  This card predates the
All-in-Wonder Pro. Getting multiple displays working would not help me in
this case, would it?


On Thu, 5 Sep 2002, Stephen M. Helms wrote:

> Hello Foo,
> Are you starting the computer hooked up only to the TV?  I know with my ATI
> All-in-Wonder Pro I had to start it up connected to the TV.  I am pretty sure
> you can only set the resolution to 640 X 480 at 60Hz.  That seems to be the
> highest supported option from ATI.  Have you tried the composite connector as
> well or just S-video?  Is there a Co-ax(RJ-59 connector) option?
> Also, I am wondering if you may need xinemara to setup multiple
> displays.  I do not know how this will effect the computer if you only
> want a TV display.
> -Stephen
> Quoting Foo Lim <foo@joshuatree.cs.ucdavis.edu>:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > Does anyone have a good recommendation for a card that has X support
> > outputting to S-Video outputs?  I have an old ATI PC2TV card that has
> > S-Video output, but when I try to start X, I get a lot of garbage on
> > the
> > TV.  I know there are cards such as Matrox G400 & G450 that have
> > S-Video
> > outputs, but I'm not sure if X supports their S-Video output
> > interface.
> > 
> > I found xawtv, but it's not clear from the documentation
> > (http://bytesex.org/xawtv/xfree4.html) that X will start on the
> > S-Video
> > output (it could be that one starts X on a monitor then drive the
> > S-Video
> > output from there or from console).  Has anyone played around with this?
> >  
> > I want everything to go through the S-Video output as if it was the
> > monitor.
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > FL

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