Re: [SLUG] video cards

From: Eben King (
Date: Thu May 14 2009 - 09:29:35 EDT

On Thu, 14 May 2009, Jonathan Brown wrote:

> I'm actually using the tv-out (s-video) successfully on a GeForce 6200
> right now w/Ubuntu 9.04.

I guess that's definitive then. Thanks. What do you use, the binary-only
driver from nvidia ("nvidia") or the open-source one ("nv") or what?

> Seems like it doesn't switch back and forth
> between monitor and tv though. If you want to switch you have to reboot.
> That's probably an option in xorg.conf that I haven't added though.

Yeah, something like you have to make them both active and set each to have
X not fail sf it's not connected. Never tried.

> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Eben King <>
> To: SLUG Mailing List <>
> Sent: Thursday, May 14, 2009 12:33:14 AM
> Subject: [SLUG] video cards
> I'm considering getting what Newegg calls an "XFX PVT44AWANG GeForce 6200"
> ( ) for my
> DVR. How can I find out if there's an xorg driver for it that supports
> TV-out? I swear there used to be a "supported cards" list at
> but even if that's true it's no help.

-eben   QebWenE01R@vTerYizUonI.nOetP

And we never failed to fail / It was the easiest thing to do -- CSN

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