Matrox G450/G550 TV OUT (not available)
danieleff at uol.com.br
Tue Jul 8 08:57:19 PDT 2003
I am quite happy at my matrox G450. The dualhead works like a
charm both in multidisplay and clone modes. However, I can't seem to get
TV out to work AT ALL.
System: FreeBSD 4.8-STABLE (as of last friday)
X: XFree86 4.3.0 from ports (as of last saturday)
Video: Matrox G450 dualhead
After a lot of research on the matrox forums and on google, I found
out that neither the current XFree86 4.3.0 drivers and the Matrox mga
2.0 beta drivers support TV out for both the G450 and G550 series.
* Matrox Linux Forum
* Matrox Forum Message from Matrox moderator stating that TV out is
not supported for G450
If you have a G400, TV out works but you are out of luck with
either G450 or G550.
Further research showed that there are non-official solutions to
this problem. These solutions are Linux based nonetheless.
* TV-out on the G450
- lists the current available solutions for Linux
* TV-out working on the G450 using Petr Vandrovec's matroxfb driver
* DirectFB has TV-out code that works for the G400/G450/G550
Currently, Matrox shows no interest on supporting G450/G550 TV
output. That's their official statement. Therefore, we either replace our
cards or provide non-official solutions. I would prefer to try some
solutions before buying another video card.
I would be very much interested to know if anyone has been
working on providing adhoc solutions for FreeBSD similar to the Linux
ones? I would be more than willing to beta test those.
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