Has anybody tried using the newest Intel drivers for the i845G chipset?
According to the documentation, TV-out is supported. I would try it
myself, but I won't have access to my Inspiron 1100 for another month.
Go to downloadfinder.intel.com
Click on "Intel 82845G Graphics Controller"
Select Linux as OS (of course)
Both the RPM and the tarball are dated "6/7/2004"
There are now XF86Config options controlling TV and clone mode, for example:
Option "MonitorLayout" "anystr"
Allow different monitor configurations. e.g. "CRT,LFP" will
configure a CRT on Pipe A and an LFP on Pipe B. Regardless of
the primary heads' pipe it is always configured as "<PIPEA>,
<PIPEB>". Additionally you can add different configurations
such as "CRT+DFP,LFP" which would put a digital flat panel and
a CRT on pipe A, and a local flat panel on pipe B. For single
pipe configurations you can just specify the monitors types on
Pipe A, such as "CRT+DFP" which will enable the CRT and DFP on
Pipe A. Valid monitors are CRT, LFP, DFP, TV, CRT2, LFP2, DFP2,
TV2 and NONE.
NOTE: Some configurations of monitor types may
fail, this depends on the Video BIOS and system configuration.
Default: Not configured, and will use the current head's pipe