It's that 39 or 49 buck model and for years it's worked fine. ATI had many varients so I can't tell if that's the issue. Did you try PCLinuxOS?
I have a pretty standard desktop with mostly plug-and-play linux software except my ATI vid card. It's an All-in-Wonder and it's just terrible in linux. Don't get me wrong, the card works well if you don't want the AIW features, but you're asking for trouble if you want the TV to work.
I've gone through TONS of docs and DAYS of man hours trying to get the TV(input) to work under a half dozen distributions, but to no avail.
It's an AiW 9600, so it's not new at all, but it's a heck of a card and Linux is a heck of an OS. Together, they make a heck a headache, though.
Everything points to GATOS, but I can't get it right(and I'm no newbie at linux). Does anyone have a secret to tell about the AiW? Does anyone have the card working AT ALL under Linux.