[mythtv-users] TV-out overlay placement wrong on S3 Savage/MX

Pete Davis myth at petedavis.net
Tue Jul 6 07:05:40 EDT 2004

I have a toshiba laptop that has an S3 savage, but I have it running
Windows. If I use the TV out for it, you get the whole desktop as "virtual"
and you have to size the movie window (using Media Player) and move the
cursor (which, with the Windows driver, moves you on the virtual desktop) so
that the screen lines up. I would imagine you're running into a similar
issue. As far as I know, there's no way around it.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Shawn Flynn" <shawn at shawnflynn.com>
To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Sent: Monday, July 05, 2004 3:05 PM
Subject: [mythtv-users] TV-out overlay placement wrong on S3 Savage/MX

> I am trying to configure an old HP laptop I have to run as a frontend only
> machine for MythTV. Everything is working great when I use the internal
> panel as the display, but I am having trouble getting the Tv-out working
> properly.
> The laptop is an HP Omnibook P3-733, with S3 Savage/MX graphics and
> composite TV-out. I have installed s3switch and can switch the video to
> display on the composite connector at 640x480. My X destop comes up and
> looks fine. Likewise, the mythfrontend GUI comes up on the tv fine.
> Perfectly placed and readable. The trouble arises when I try to playback
> video (or TV) within myth. The TV picture is shifted down and to the right
> about 300 pixels. The top and right half of the screen are a wide blue
> border. From what I can tell, I think I need to move the video overlay
> left/up, but for the life of me I can't figure out how to do it.
> Does anyone on the list have any pointers for me to try? RTFM's gladly
> accepted if anyone can point me to the F'n M I need to R. I didn't see
> anything in the Myth docs about adjusting overly (just GUI position) and I
> can't find any docs whatsoever on the s3 drivers.
> Thanks,
> Shawn Flynn
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