I hear you on compiling kernels. Must be getting old :P
Are you able to boot with a regular monitor and no svidio?
That does narrow things down.
If it works with a monitor and svideo at the same time, then it doesn't like not having a monitor. If it doesn't, then it doesn't like svideo.
That would seem to be a driver problem, as xorg shouldn't be able to tell the difference between monitor types.
If the radeontv driver works with your card, I'd recommend that.
Could this be your problem:
In short: when the underscan/overscan or size options of my second monitor (a TV) are changed, I don't get X working. When I do:
aticonfig --initial=dual-head -f
(forces the creation of a completely new xorg configuration file with the default underscan/overscan screen size options)
Everything works fine again.
I installed Kubuntu-8.10 and installed Catalyst-8.11 and it finally worked.
Sadly the whole desktop feels very slow, everything feels soooo sluggish :-/
It might be worth checking the logs to make sure the kernel module installed OK. Is the system sluggish like "no acceleration at all" or something more moderate ?
well, no its clearly accalerated, simple operations like copyArea are fast.
Its just all RENDER stuff is horrible slow, furthermore it seems all pixmaps are allocated in RAM.
Last edited by Linuxhippy; 11-22-2008 at 05:47 AM.
Well, my problem has been put to rest. I haven't tried 8.11 though, but with 8.12 X started with only TV-out without a problem.
Anyhow, I was hoping for a bit better TV out quality, since the occasional tearing brings no substantial difference to quality of watching as opposed to previously used vesa driver.
Solved for me, then.