[SATLUG] Video Card Recognition w/ Fedora 9

Peter Cross ks_cross at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 22 09:46:47 CST 2009


Will you be at the computer show on Saturday? I would be more than willing to impart a small tip to get this running! Hell I'll even hug ya!

 Cheers!


Peter Cross
San Antonio, TX 78233


"Experience has taught mankind the necessity of auxiliary precautions" 
-James Madison, Federalist Paper No. 51




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From: John Pappas <j at jvpappas.net>
To: The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List <satlug at satlug.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2009 9:30:38 AM
Subject: Re: [SATLUG] Video Card Recognition w/ Fedora 9

I have had mixed results with video out to TV (specifically SDTV as HDTV's
have digital inputs and useful resolution).  IIRC, you should be able to see
the post from the TV out when the system boots.  If you cannot, then I am
not sure that the TV out works in place of the monitor, rather just along
side it.

I have an external VGA->RCA (Maybe even SVideo, I will have to check) device
that I would be happly to part with for a small "tip" that may simplify the
situation...

hth,
jp

On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 20:49, Peter J. Cross <ks_cross at yahoo.com> wrote:

> 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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