Hotplugging: VGA to alubook 5,8 [was: Re: getting wireless and dvi out [ ... ]]

Michel Dänzer daenzer at
Thu Dec 6 23:27:14 PST 2007

On Fri, 2007-12-07 at 00:54 +0100, Wolfgang Pfeiffer wrote:
> Black and white only, but it works:
> On the URL above a - admittedly lousy - picture of the telly with the
> cloned LCD screen, done with fresh ati drivers. So far I only see a
> black and white picture on the TV-set. And yes: it's actually a color
> TV ... :)

The driver uses NTSC by default, and PAL is currently broken:

> [Anyone can tell me whether it is enough to just copy and
> to /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/ to get the relevant
> drivers to this computer installed?]

It is, but doesn't xserver-xorg-video-ati from experimental work? It's
more or less up to date wrt upstream Git...

> Don't do this last 'cp' step while you're in a running X: You might
> get thrown own out of it immediately as soon as you do a - IIRC -
> cp /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/
> Don't!! ... :)

Indeed, you need something like cp --remove-destination, or you modify
the binary being executed.

Earthling Michel Dänzer           |
Libre software enthusiast         |          Debian, X and DRI developer

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