Video controller with TV-out

Jin, Gordon gordon.jin at
Fri May 2 01:48:33 PDT 2008

Nicolas George wrote on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 5:54 PM:
> Le decadi 10 floréal, an CCXVI, Beso a écrit :
>> if i were your i'd search for pc that includes an intel powered
>> videocard. their is the most advanced driver available for xorg and
>> it has a lot of features, but they have a less powerfull rendering
>> than other boards, like nvidia (good closed driver) or ati (actually
>> still experimental driver that from time to time breaks and doesn't
>> support very well igps). 
> Thanks for your reply.
> As I said, I rather like Intel controllers; in fact, I purposefully
> sought one for my main workstation.
> Unfortunately, I read in the README of the intel driver:
> # - Gray output with integrated TV-out and PAL TVs.
> And the TV I want to plug is, indeed PAL (SECAM, actually, but afaik,
> that's equivalent for S-video signal). If my digital video recorder
> is only able to display films in black-and-white, I doubt it will be
> a success. 
> That is one information I would like to get here: this comment in the
> README file, is it still accurate?

I don't know about the README info, but what I can tell is that most people are not seeing this gray issue. At least it works for me, and some people get it resolved with correct setting:

But we still have one bug reporter who can't make it work:

Hope this helps.


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