I am using openSUSE 11.1 on a Intel Centrino 1.7 Notebook with 1GB RAM. Everything works like a dream. I would like to use the S-video / TV-out to clone my desktop to the TV, but I do not know how to configure it. I really would appreciate some advice on how to do this.
Do you know which graphics chipset this machine uses? Are you using proprietary driver?
For example, ATI how to.
I am using an Intel(R)915GMGMS,910 GML Express Chipset.
I’m don’t use intel graphics, but I’m familiar with the basic Xorg concepts. Have a read of this Intel GMA wiki. It is Gentoo-based, but xorg.conf info still applies (see TV-Out section).
Be careful when editing your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. You will need to be root first, and I suggest making a backup of your existing config with something like
cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.working
That way you can reinstate it via command prompt if necessary.