I am attempting to set up a new 8400 GS card to use with my television using S-video. The card works fine using a VGA or DVI output. No matter what configuration I try it refuses to output to the TV out connector under X. BIOS and boot display normally on the television but as soon as X starts the TV goes blank (and pops a message indicating it is not getting a signal). The output detection on the card does not seem to work, unless I have a ConnectedMonitor == TV in my xorg.conf X does not start at all. If I do have the option X starts normally and the xorg logfile show no errors but I get no display. The following threads also seem to report the same/similar issues:
Is there any workaround for this issue? Is it ever likely to be fixed? It has been almost a year since the first thread, in all that time this issue hasn't been addressed? I have a 9400 GT card which works fine with S-Video, what is different about the 8400 GS that would cause this issue to manifest? This is very frustrating - I bought this card specifically for TV output and it seems like due to buggy drivers (and an unwillingness to fix the regression) I have bought myself an expensive paperweight. Any workarounds or tips anyone could give me to help me resolve this issue would be greatly appreciated.