Hi i am installing Xubuntu/Bodhi Linux for older machines that have the following GPUs
#1 HD 2400 Pro (AMD/ATI) VGA/DVI
#2 GF 9600GT (Nvidia) dual DVI
Neither of the 2 have HDMI on them but both have a S-Video to component port (and respective “TV breakout” cables still around!) I also learnt that ATI/Nvidia ancient GPUs have unique cables and one won’t work on the other! gasps
The only display around currently only has HDMI ports and a component input so i tried the S-Video to component adapters and wow after so many years i am gob smacked they actually work and display with correct colours on the TV!
Thing is the resolution is so low i am struggling to install the above linux distros! How do i get the resolution high enough so that the experience would be better? Is S-Video to component so ancient that this is not in the kernel or something anymore? Do i need to boot the installer in some special mode then edit some config file or something?? Feel free to dumb it down as am a linux newbie haha