Q: S-Video - consistent and comprehensive info on kernel source / .config / uImage / bootargs

Hello,

I'd volunteer to come up with a consistent and comprehensive page on S-
Video
support.

From what I collected so far - information is spread across multiple
places, has
dependencies and certain assumptions (this or that does only work with
a very specific
kernel version / image and so on).

Could somebody maybe help me filling the following list:
goal is: configuration that allows to play mp4 file on TV attached via
the S-Video port
1. kernel source:
       - can we have a git command line for cloning a kernel tree or a
(tgz, tar.bz2) kernel tree
    archive?
2. patch(es) - if necessary
       - can we have the file(s) for the patch to apply plus the
command line for applying
               the patch and the directory from where to do this from
3. .config kernel config file to be used for: make oldconfig
       - can we have such a file that supports at least a root
filesystem on MMC/SD card
               and the desired S-video functionality
4. information about specific X-Loader / U-Boot - in case we need
something specific here
5. bootargs settings
       - even better - can we have the complete U-Boot printenv output
for a configuration that
         does the desired things for somebody
6. maybe even a uImage binary
7. runtime configuration
       - can we have this info for a kernel and /dev/* configuration
that corresponds to
         the configuration from above
           - do we have to do furtehr insmod / modprobe to load
additional kernel modules?
           - do we have to do further: mknod ... before?
           - do the files in /sys/class (like /sys/class/
display_control) that we need really exist when
                   using the configuration as described above
8. application commandline + example video to finally test with

Any help would be highly appreciated - maybe somebody can just fill in
the info (or part of it)
below each question. As I said - I will take care of making it
available to everybody in a consistent way
on the wiki.

best regards and many thanks for your help
Ralf

ubiqkom@googlemail.com wrote:

Hello,

I'd volunteer to come up with a consistent and comprehensive page on S-
Video
support.

From what I collected so far - information is spread across multiple
places, has
dependencies and certain assumptions (this or that does only work with
a very specific
kernel version / image and so on).

Could somebody maybe help me filling the following list:
goal is: configuration that allows to play mp4 file on TV attached via
the S-Video port
1. kernel source:
       - can we have a git command line for cloning a kernel tree or a
(tgz, tar.bz2) kernel tree
    archive?
2. patch(es) - if necessary
       - can we have the file(s) for the patch to apply plus the
command line for applying
               the patch and the directory from where to do this from
3. .config kernel config file to be used for: make oldconfig
       - can we have such a file that supports at least a root
filesystem on MMC/SD card
               and the desired S-video functionality
4. information about specific X-Loader / U-Boot - in case we need
something specific here
5. bootargs settings
       - even better - can we have the complete U-Boot printenv output
for a configuration that
         does the desired things for somebody
6. maybe even a uImage binary
7. runtime configuration
       - can we have this info for a kernel and /dev/* configuration
that corresponds to
         the configuration from above
           - do we have to do furtehr insmod / modprobe to load
additional kernel modules?
           - do we have to do further: mknod ... before?
           - do the files in /sys/class (like /sys/class/
display_control) that we need really exist when
                   using the configuration as described above
8. application commandline + example video to finally test with

Any help would be highly appreciated - maybe somebody can just fill in
the info (or part of it)
below each question. As I said - I will take care of making it
available to everybody in a consistent way
on the wiki.

best regards and many thanks for your help
Ralf

I'd like to request that if possible, that you could write an explanation on how to clone the desktop onto a TV over S-Video output as well.

Your work is much appreciated, thank you!

Dan

Op 18 jan 2009, om 18:17 heeft ubiqkom@googlemail.com het volgende geschreven:

Hello,

I'd volunteer to come up with a consistent and comprehensive page on S-
Video
support.

From what I collected so far - information is spread across multiple
places, has
dependencies and certain assumptions (this or that does only work with
a very specific
kernel version / image and so on).

Could somebody maybe help me filling the following list:
goal is: configuration that allows to play mp4 file on TV attached via
the S-Video port
1. kernel source:
      - can we have a git command line for cloning a kernel tree or a
(tgz, tar.bz2) kernel tree
    archive?
2. patch(es) - if necessary
      - can we have the file(s) for the patch to apply plus the
command line for applying
              the patch and the directory from where to do this from
3. .config kernel config file to be used for: make oldconfig
      - can we have such a file that supports at least a root
filesystem on MMC/SD card
              and the desired S-video functionality

These can be summarized with 'bitbake linux-omap-2.6.28' if you use openembedded.

regards,

Koen