View Full Version : [lubuntu] How do i get my VGA card to support direct tv out through a rca cable?

May 29th, 2011, 01:31 AM
I am new to Ubuntu but i must say that it is absolutely awesome. I just purchased a "VGA Adapter to TV S-Video RCA Out Cable for PC Video" but it isn't working. How do i get my VGA card to support direct tv out through a RCA cable?

May 29th, 2011, 02:03 AM
Need to know what the video card is & what driver you are using...
May help to state the adapter & TV model just for completeness.
(The TV & adapter may support progressive scan etc)

To get this arrangement to work you need to tell the video driver that there is no EDID data & need to state TV format & which wired port to connect to.
Can set the video mode (resolution & refresh & interlace)

Sometimes the adapters are not auto-detected on the wired ports (video card).

The notation for all this depends on the video driver & the direction the wind is blowing.
My personal experience includes nvidia cards only.

May 29th, 2011, 05:25 AM
I brought and config one those little things for my sister in law. It worked right out of the box.

The only thing I would recommend is to start with a low resolution. Start with 1024x768, and keep going down until works.

If I remember correctly S-Video may work with 1024, but for RCA you may need to go down to 800x600 or even 640x480.

Good Luck!