Created attachment 19912 [details]
Sample Xorg.0.log from an 855 system with non-functioning S-Video
Forwarding this bug report from several ubuntu users:
On i855 (and probably other 8xx chipsets), TV out works for -i810 but not -intel. We have dropped -i810 in Ubuntu though, so this class of users are now unable to use S-Video on their hardware.
Presumably, the tv-out code for 855 chips was not brought over from -i810 to -intel, so this bug is filed as a wishlist item to have this done.
Note, some users have been able to get black-and-white output with their particular chips, however this is assumed to be a BIOS quirk.
Intel doesn't have develop plan on this.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 12882 ***