S-video / TV-out

Hi Everyone,

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.

Many thanks


Do you know which graphics chipset this machine uses? Are you using proprietary driver?

For example, ATI how to.

Hi Deano,
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.