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I am looking for a graphics card (AGP) with a TV-Out (SVideo or Composite) that is not a PITA with X. I guess it depends on the driver/X-Server.

The card needs to be small and should not have a huge cooler mounted beause it is supposed to be plugged into a shuttle case. The on board VIA UniChrome chipsets TV-Out is supposed to play well with Linux with the openChrome-Driver (www.openchrome.org seems to be down), but I could not get it to work.

So this are the conditions:

  • Linux (current Ubuntu?)
  • AGP
  • short card
  • small cooler (possibly passive or really quiet)
  • TV-Out playing well with Linux and X
  • card should still be available through second hand sources (eBay?)

Do you have any recommendations and/or experiences to share?

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I guess any NVidia card would work. But I don't have an old one laying around to try it. BTW: openchrome.org works again :) –  Gert Nov 15 '10 at 12:02
    
So by TV-out what exactly do you mean? Coaxial output? Would hdmi/dvi out suffice as LCDs have Hdmi and some you can find with dvi. ? –  Chris Nov 22 '10 at 16:37
    
Composite or SVideo. DVI or HDMI would be too easy ;-) –  EricSchaefer Nov 22 '10 at 17:09
    
Meaning Cinch or Whatever those SVideo Plugs are called (look like PS/2) –  EricSchaefer Nov 22 '10 at 17:10

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Back in the days of Pentium IIs and 3s I had several AGP Nvidia cards, from Riva TNT, GForce 2, GForce 3, GForce 4 MX ... all worked quite well on TV out. In those days I had to manually configure X and restart the computer for TV out to work, but know you can just use the "xrandr" command with a couple of parameters and everything works fine.

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