ATI 9100 IGP TV Out

Mark Knecht markknecht at
Sun Jun 28 11:05:23 PDT 2009

On Sat, Jun 27, 2009 at 2:18 PM, Mark Knecht<markknecht at> wrote:
> Hi all,
>   I hope this is the right list to ask some questions and try to
> learn how to use the TV Out S-Video port. If not please direct me to
> the right list.
>   I have a machine that has the ATI 9100 IGP chipset in it. I have no
> monitor attached, BIOS is set to display using S-Video, the machine
> boots correctly, I see all the boot messages on my TV and can use the
> computer in the console just fine watching the TV so at least the
> hardware is working.
>   Right now my questions are mainly about how to set up the
> configuration file. When I run xorgconfig there really aren't any
> questions about using the TV Out port so how do I go about setting it
> up? Are there any example files online that show how to set this up
> from scratch? Do I pretend that I'm doing to use a monitor and then
> modify the config file by hand?
>   When I attempt to start X with no /etc/X11/xorg.cong file I hear
> the machine doing some work and then my TV screen goes blue and I see
> nothing else from there on. I can ssh into the machine and look at the
> log file while is attached below.
>   Anyway, if folks have some idea about how to do this I'd really
> appreciate some pointers.
>   Distro is Gentoo, 2.6.29-gentoo-r5, xorg-server-1.5.3-r6,
> xf86-video-ati-6.12.1-r1.
> Thanks,
> Mark

OK - I have managed to get fluxbox displaying on the S-Video output of
my machine. However when I try and start mythfrontend X crashes with
messages about MTRR.

Of to try and discover what that might be about.


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