[linux-dvb] FusionHDTV5

Mac Michaels wmichaels1 at earthlink.net
Thu Aug 25 07:01:20 CEST 2005


On Wednesday 24 August 2005 11:38 pm, Michael Krufky wrote:
> Mac Michaels wrote:
> > I own an ATI Radeon X800 XL 256 AGP. It is supposed to
> > have support for MEPG2. The linux driver from ATI does
> > not support it at all. It doesn't even support the dual
> > head capabilities of my card. ATI technical support for
> > linux is non existant. They do not answer questions
> > with useful information. DO NOT buy an ATI card.
> >
> > So far I can not get HDTV to work on my ATI card
> > because the ATI binary driver does not allocate enough
> > DRI buffer space to hold a 1920x1080 image. Lower
> > resolutions work fine.
>
> Mac-
>
> Your ATI board is much beefier that my on-board ATI
> RADEON IGP 9100, and I don't have the problem that you're
> talking about at all.  In fact, I have already told you
> that I am getting amazingly perfect HDTV video in 1080i. 

Are you connected to a HDTV with component video?

> Maybe you should switch away from the binary driver and
> try the radeon driver in the kernel.

I would like to do that but the Radeon driver in the kernel 
does not support my card. I think it has a 520 chip on it. 
I bought it for the component video output. I can see the 
PC BIOS  POST and start of the boot process on the HDTV 
monitor. The HDTV monitor goes blank when the ATI binary 
driver starts up.

-- Mac




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