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    I hear you on compiling kernels. Must be getting old :P

    Are you able to boot with a regular monitor and no svidio?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spikethehobbitmage View Post
    I hear you on compiling kernels. Must be getting old :P
    Are you able to boot with a regular monitor and no svidio?
    Yeah, the compiling thrill has left me somewhere during the 2.6.21 series.

    otherwise it works normaly on a regular monitor.

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    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.

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    Could this be your problem:

    http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13788

    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.

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    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 :-/

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    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 ?

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    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.

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    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.

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