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Re: atitvout problem

On Tue, Oct 21, 2003 at 08:41:09PM -0700, Deryk Barker wrote:
> Having updated my Dell Latitude CPx to testing last night, in order to
> get OpenOffice 1.1, everything seemed fine until I attempted to use
> atitvout this morning - in front of a roomful of students - to use the
> CRT out as well as the builtin screen.
> It would seem that I have encountered a known problem (as in the
> archive at
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-laptop/2003/debian-laptop-200305/msg00334.html).
> The suggested solution back in May was to install the ati.2 drivers
> from gatos.sf.net. 
> Unfortunately a) their web site doesn't seem to have a version for
> XFree 4.2.1 which is the version in testing and b) I'd rather not mess
> around installing xfree drivers from tgz files if I can avoid it.
> So, does anyone know of a Debian solution to this problem (i.e. a
> solution involving .debs)?

I'll preface this by saying that I use a Dell Inspiron 8000 with an
ATI Mobility M3 board, so your results may vary with your setup:

Running sid, I have had no problems with atitvout. As a matter of
fact, with regards to doing VGA output, I generally don't even need to
use atitvout at all. Just using Fn-F7 usually does the trick. I
generally only use atitvout for doing actual TV-out (via svideo).

Although I am running sid and not testing, in all the time that I've
been using my laptop (about two years now), I don't ever recall having
a problem like this. And I believe (though I'm not sure) that two
years ago Sid was using XFree < 4.2.

I don't know if that's really any help at all, but that's just my
results. Best of luck. :)

Alex Malinovich
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