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 PostPost subject: SVideo Output in Ubuntu.        Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 11:45 am 
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I'm building 10 PCs for a bank. Each branch will have one PC with VGA & SVIDEO out. The VGA will be powering an LCD monitor for editing a power point, and the svideo will be hooked to some sort of distribution system that hooks to client screens. I want to know which distribution or operating system this is easiest to accomplish in. The client would prefer linux-based. Any suggestions on a partictular easy to setup distro?

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It's more dependent on the graphics hardware than the distribution. You want a dual head system (which is very easy to do with X11). Using the fglrx driver (AMD/ATI's proprietary driver), it's very simple. You simply issue a aticonfig --dual-head command, and it will configure X11 automatically (you might need to enable the TVOut flag in xorg.conf manually, however). Then you execute applications on the second screen (the TV) by setting the prefixing them with DISPLAY=":0.1" (e.g. DISPLAY=":0.1" xterm; this works for shortcuts, too). Configuring using other drivers should be just as simple.

EDIT: There's a nice tutorial here. It's originally for Gentoo, but should work for other distros as well (I've used it in Debian, so it should work for Ubuntu, too).


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Another question, how much should I charge for labor and setup?

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Another question, how much should I charge for labor and setup?


Where I work its £50/hour roughly for labour. Expensive? Yeah, but then its a specialised job.

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I was thinking around £15/$30USD, but $100/hour would own.

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I was thinking around £15/$30USD, but $100/hour would own.


Well whatever you think, but as we're a pro company we can charge what we like and usually get away with it. £50 is a standard hourly charge.

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