[SATLUG] Video Card Recognition w/ Fedora 9

Jeremy Mann jeremymann at gmail.com
Wed Jan 21 10:18:09 CST 2009

On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 10:11 AM, Peter Cross <ks_cross at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I have been trying to install a PCI
> video card to use the S-video output on a computer at home with Fedora 9. I
> found a repository called Amahi that I have been wanting to try. However I have
> been trying to use my TV as a monitor because CINC-FAM (AKA the war department,
> Battle-Axe, and Self appointed ruler of her domain) doesn't like me taking apart
> the home computer to use our monitor! Does Linux automatically recognize the
> card off of the PCI bus as it would an AGP or PCI-E video card or do I have to
> install the drivers first? The card I am using is old (8MB) but only need it to
> recognize the GUI for admin and install. Currently the only reaction from the
> box is the blue screen of death from the card. However if  monitor is connected
> to the onboard the GUI comes up no problem…

It depends on the x11 driver if the composite/SVHS output is
supported. What video card is this?

Jeremy Mann
jeremy at biochem.uthscsa.edu

University of Texas Health Science Center
Bioinformatics Core Facility
Phone: (210) 567-2672

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