[mythtv-users] "NV17 Video Overlay" Gone!

Nick Bartos spam1002 at 2thebatcave.com
Sun Jun 3 20:12:55 UTC 2007

After searching through the nvnews forums I found that the composite
extension was incompatible with video overlay.  I never enabled it
explicitly, but apparently this is done by default in newer X versions (or
at least newer distros).  So after adding the following to my xorg.conf I
now have video overlay again!

Section "Extensions"
        Option      "Composite" "Disable"

> When doing xvinfo I no longer get a "NV17 Video Overlay" adaptor.  This
> happened when I upgraded my distro (to fedora 7 with a newer version of
> xorg, 7.1).  And now my video output sucks!
> It comes back if I use the nvidia 7185 drivers, but those cause
> mythfrontend to crash regularly so I can't use them.
> It worked using nvidia 8xxx and 96xx drivers on my old setup (ubuntu 6.06,
> xort 7.0), but now the newer drivers don't show that adaptor.
> Now mythfrontend reports using "NV17 Video Texture", which does not work
> well.
> I'm using an nvidia geforce 4000 mx (also tried a 5xxx card, but the same
> problem).
> Any idea how to get this working again without downgrading distributions
> to get an older version of X?
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