Everything will work with a composite cable. The software itself cannot determine the type of cable connected anyway.
If you get a black screen (Opposed to "No signal" detected by your TV set), it's probably a freeze up. This usually happens if your console has a modchip that interferes with homebrew software. Try disabling your modchip if you have one installed.
Unmodified SCPH-77006 with SM 3.6
SCPH-39006 with M-chip modchip, SCPH-10281 NA and refurb Seagate 80GB HDD
SCPH-10000 v1.00 with SCPH-10190 PCMCIA NA and SCPH-20400 HDD unit