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March 30th, 2009, 12:36 AM
Hi all,

Done a little digging but to no avail.

I am trying to have an extended desktop of some sort on ubuntu 8.10, I have an ATI card and it has an svideo cable out to my TV. I usually just drag it over in Win XP to watch films, and want to replicate it here in Ubuntu. A clone desktop would suffice, but I just cant seem to find any options to give me that.

Could anyone assist?

Apologies if this is a nooblet question and its answered 18 times a day.

Thanks, Rick.

April 5th, 2009, 09:09 PM
A little bump?

April 5th, 2009, 11:35 PM
I don't have an ATI card in this PC, so I'm not really sure. But I'd like to know the answer to this because I have an ATI card in my laptop, which I want to install Ubuntu on too.

Maybe this will help you a bit > My NVIDIA card has a configuration app that can be run from System > Administration > NVIDIA X Server Settings. After that everything else is obvious, I select TwinView in configuration and as simple as that I have my desktop extended on the TV. The screen was black & white, I knew that had to do with the standard settings of the TV. I fixed that by manually adding "Option "TVStandard" "PAL-B" " to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.