I'm new to LINUX, but was able to get this to work earlier with 11.10. My goal is to use an older SONY VAIO PCV-RS 430G that has the ATI Radeon 9200 card with VGA and DVI outputs.
I read that I will need to use the generic open drivers for older ATI. That is fine, but i cannot get the system to recognize the SHARP LCD tv now.
Earlier setup included hooking a VGA cable to the VGA in on the TV (temp location within 6ft of the tv inputs and was not in my cabinet). This worked fine. I then got an HDMI cable and an adapter to plug into the DVI out on the PC. I was able to swap inputs on the TV and was able to see both working. The reason I am attempting this is because the cable run is greater than 8 feet and I have a 10 foot HDMI, and the TV has plenty of HDMI inputs.
Any ideas on why I am not seeing the TV as a monitor? thanks, Steve