View Full Version : [ubuntu] Trobule with pc to tv connection

June 20th, 2008, 03:21 PM

I am new to Ubuntu, and I cant figure out how to connect my pc to my tv. Before I was using windows xp, and there were never any trouble. I want to be able to watch movies and such on my tv through my pc. Where do I go and how do I do it?

I am using 8.04 Hardy Heron ubuntu version, I have a laptop, a s-video cable, a ati-card,

Thank you for any help. Please explain in simple terms, I am not exactly computer savvy :P

June 21st, 2008, 03:12 AM
First, which ati card do you have?

June 22nd, 2008, 07:34 PM
ATI mobility radeon xpress 200 series

June 22nd, 2008, 07:47 PM
What actually happens when you connect up to your TV as normal? For me, I just hook my laptop in, turn it on, turn the TV on, select the s-video input, et voila! :)

June 22nd, 2008, 08:02 PM
Well, I hook up my pc with the tv via the s-video cable, turn on the tv, choose the channel that I used when I used windows xp, and nothing happens :P The TV-screen is just black. But then again, I guess you have to connect/choose the tv-screan for anything to happen there, and I dont know how.