[SATLUG] Video Card Recognition w/ Fedora 9

Peter J. Cross ks_cross at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 21 20:49:44 CST 2009


The card is a STB systems V41316 Velocity 4400 PCI 16Mb Sdram 

Circa 1998... I know but it was Free.99

Cheers!
 
Peter J. Cross
San Antonio, TX
 
"Experience has taught mankind the necessity of auxiliary precautions" 
-James Madison, Federalist Paper No. 51 
-----Original Message-----
From: satlug-bounces at satlug.org [mailto:satlug-bounces at satlug.org] On Behalf
Of Jeremy Mann
Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 10:18 AM
To: The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List
Subject: Re: [SATLUG] Video Card Recognition w/ Fedora 9

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?


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Jeremy Mann
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