xf86-video-ati 6.7.195 TV-Out startup failure

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at gmail.com
Sun Oct 21 09:26:59 PDT 2007

On 10/19/07, Bernhard Rosenkraenzer <bero at arklinux.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> trying to start Xorg (server 1.4) with xf86-video-ati 6.7.195 with only a TV
> connected to the S-Video port results in
> (EE) RADEON(0): No valid modes.
> (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.
> even though everything is configured for 800x600 at 60 Hz.

load detection on the TV DAC is a bit unreliable and since the DAC is
shared between tv-out and VGA, you often get false positives on one or
the other connector depending on what's attached.  I'll probably add a
driver option to force enable load detection on the TV DAC so you can
enable it at server start.  If you want to enable it by default now,
you'll need edit radeon_output.c as follows:

change line 1782 (radeon_create_resources()) from:
data = 0;
data = 1;


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