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Old 10-25-2003, 09:06 PM   #1
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S-Video Support

I have a Toshiba A25-S207 laptop. The video card in this laptop is a 32mb Trident Cyberblade XP2. Could anyone help me get the S-video (tv out) to work with this? I've tried a lot of things but can't seem to get it. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.
Old 10-28-2003, 04:29 AM   #2
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For those of you out there with this same problem, I have figured out the fix.

I am running Redhat 9, with kernel 2.4.20-20.9, and XFree86 version 4.3.0, on a Toshiba Satellite A25-S207 laptop, with a 15" screen, and a Trident Cyberblade XP2 video card, with S-Video/TV out. (I am using the Trident Cyberblade (generic) driver)

To gain access to the TV out, I merely hit Fn + F5 three times, and bam, there it is on the TV. You don't need special drivers or anything.

Good luck with this.


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