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[ubuntu] ATI Radeon Xpress 200M on Ubuntu 9.04 S-Video problem

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I recently installed a clean install of Ubuntu 9.04 and am very impressed. Ive managed to get my ATI Radeon Xpress 200M GPU working following the following steps (used on my Laptop: HP Pavilion DV5000 Series); First off we will want to backup your current “sources.list” (the file that contains all of the repository information), so simply run the command: sudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.bak Now, we will open up the original “sources.list” file and set it all back to the intrepid repositories. This can easily be done with Gedit’s replace tool. You can, of course, use any other text editor. To open the file in Gedit, just type the following into a terminal. sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list In gedit, simply select the word “jaunty” anywhere in the file and click on “Replace” on the tool bar. When the dialogue box comes up, type “intrepid” into the box labeled “Replace With:” and click “Find” then “Replace All” After replacing “jaunty”, save the file and close out of Gedit (or what ever text editor you used), and go back to a terminal and type: sudo apt-get update Once the repositories are updated, make sure all ATI drivers are uninstalled. Now we will uninstall the current version of the xserver using the following command. (Note that gnome-session and fast-user-switcher-applet are specific to Ubuntu. Variants like Kubuntu and Xubuntu will not need to remove these because they are not installed) sudo apt-get autoremove xserver-xorg gnome-session fast-user-switch-applet This may take a minute or so. After it completes, we will reinstall the xserver and also install the ATI drivers. (Note that gnome-session and fast-user-switcher-applet are specific to Ubuntu. Variants like Kubuntu and Xubuntu will not need to install them because they are not part of your desktop environment) sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg fglrx-amdcccle fglrx-kernel-source xorg-driver-fglrx libdrm2=2.3.1-0build1 gnome-session fast-user-switch-applet=2.24.0-0ubuntu6 When everything is finished installing, you will want to open up Synaptic Package Manager and lock all of the xserver-xorg*, fglrx*, xorg-driver-fglrx, libdrm2, gnome-session, and fast-user-switch-applet packages at their current version. This is done by selecting the package then going to the “Package” menu and clicking on “Lock Version”. You can also do this in the terminal by running: sudo su then echo 'package-name hold' | dpkg --set-selections Make sure to repeat the last command for each package that was installed by the previous commands. (This should total to about 47 packages or so.) Once all of the xserver and ATI driver packages have been locked, run sudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list.bak /etc/apt/sources.list and restart your computer. This has worked a charm and 9.04 detects the ATI card. Everything works perfect, apart from I cannot get the S-Video out connection to work. Hope someone can help! thanks in advance, Y. (Hardware)