[linux-dvb] FusionHDTV5

Michael Krufky mkrufky at m1k.net
Thu Aug 25 07:09:58 CEST 2005


Mac Michaels wrote:

>On Wednesday 24 August 2005 11:38 pm, Michael Krufky wrote:
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>>Mac Michaels wrote:
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>>>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-
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>>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. 
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>Are you connected to a HDTV with component video?
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No... I have it hooked up to a computer monitor with 1600X1200 resolution.

>>Maybe you should switch away from the binary driver and
>>try the radeon driver in the kernel.
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>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.
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This sounds strange to me.... There must be an open source driver out 
there.... or maybe it's being worked on.  I wouldn't give up on ATI that 
quick...

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Michael Krufky





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