[MPlayer-users] OT: Linux-Graphics Card with TV-Out
dusty at strike.wu-wien.ac.at
Fri Mar 22 18:31:01 CET 2002
At first I have to apologize if this mail is too off topic for you.
Do you know a recent and good (not too expensive) Graphics Card with TV-out
with a Linux driver that supports this TV-Out?
Today I bought a Matrox G550 Dual Head (with TV out). I was told that this
card has excellent Linux drivers, Matrox itself writes drivers for it. After
downloading the latest drivers for X11 from Matrox I read in the README that
TV-out is only supported on the G400 but NOT at the recent products
(G450/G550). I took a look at the newgroups and the Matrox support forum and
I read that Matrox will probably never (!) support TV-out with Linux, they
are even considering to give up driver support for Linux at all. What a mess!
That's really frustrating as it seems buying this card was absolutely
useless. I hope I can give it back.
Anyway, Matrox released the source of their driver: Do you know if anyone is
trying to write this TV-out stuff?
Before this I always used my old Matrox G400, a special monitor cable to the
RGB input of my TV and a special Modeline in X11. This worked somehow but had
a lot of problems. (No way to connect this to a VCR, modeline can't be
displayed on Monitor etc.). Due to those issues I want to switch to a better
After a little google search it seems that there is no graphic card
available that has good Linux-TV-out support. It seems that the nvidia TV-out
is a mess under Linux, I could not find anything about ATI. What solution do
you use for TV-out?
Do you have any hint for me?
x1 at aon.at
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