watching movie online

Asked by LMF on 2010-03-25

hi, im new to ubuntu.. and i cant really say im enjoying it:(

anyway my problem is... at random my computer would just freezes for no reason, i then have to turn the power plug off and turn it back on again, and also when i try to watching film/movie online, so some odd reason, my comp freezes, ive try turning it on and off many many time, but it still happening.

can anyone help me plzzz!!!! :(

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Brian Rogers (brian-rogers) said : #1

It could be a graphics driver problem.

Please run Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal, paste the following text, and hit enter:
lspci | grep VGA

Then provide the result here.

LMF (tcooc) said : #2

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 01)

^^^^^ thats wat it come up with... what does that mean??

my comp actually froze twice just wrining this message!!!

i really dont like ubuntu !!!

Brian Rogers (brian-rogers) said : #3

Unfortunately, Ubuntu 9.10 currently has problems with this graphics chipset. However, many people are working on it, and an update to fix the problem will be released when we have a solution. Follow bug 456902 if you're interested in the development.

In the meantime, Ubuntu 9.04 does not suffer from this problem, so you could avoid it by installing the older version.

LMF (tcooc) said : #4

emmmm sorry if this sound dumb... but what does that mean?? i have no idea what you just said :s

LMF (tcooc) said : #5

and where do i get 9.04 from, it doesn't have it on the software centre

Brian Rogers (brian-rogers) said : #6

It means that Ubuntu has a compatibility problem with one of the components of your computer, causing the system to freeze occasionally. When developers find a solution, an update will be made available to fix the freezing problem.

In the meantime, you can avoid the problem by installing an older version of the whole operating system. That means burning a disc for the previous release and installing that the same way you installed the current version. Did someone else set up the current version for you, or do you already know how to do this?

An install disc for the previous release of Ubuntu can be found at

Alternatively, I plan to provide a software repository meant to provide support for working around or solving this issue. If you want to wait for that, I can provide information on setting it up when it's ready.

LMF (tcooc) said : #7

some1 did the installation for me, i had no idea what ubuntu was until he installed it on for me

give the output of:

lsb_release -a

as an update to help the guys


LMF (tcooc) said : #9

what does that mean?
sorry im not very computer literature

Rajinder Sandhu (sandy744) said : #10

you need to type lsb_release -a in terminal ..... it is similar to command prompt in windows so what ever is displayed on the windows is to be copied and then pasted on the reply

LMF (tcooc) said : #11

Rajinder sandhu....

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 9.10
Release: 9.10
Codename: karmic

what does that mean?

Rajinder Sandhu (sandy744) said : #12

this means ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic) is installed on the machine and this is the latest stable ubuntu version which was released in Oct 2009.

Rajinder Sandhu (sandy744) said : #13

Also as Brian has suggested please install ubuntu 9.04 which has proper graphics drivers for your graphics card... and please click on the link download the image file and install it after burning it on CD. You know the installation procedure so nothing more needs to be added. ofcourse you can just install on the same partition on which ubuntu 9.10 was installed you can delete or format the partition toand create a file system as ext3
Hope that helps....
Rajinder Sandhu

LMF (tcooc) said : #14

im not very computer literature what so ever, i'll downloads the thing and we shall see what happen :s

LMF (tcooc) said : #15

i just downloads that link, Brian sent me, but i dont have a glue what to do now :s

i just got a folder full of stuff i dont even know what is what!!!!!


Rajinder Sandhu (sandy744) said : #16

that is the old OS ie ubuntu 9.04
now you need to burn this image on to a cd with the help of brasero and then boot the computer with this cd...proceed with installation at different partition or on the same partition....if you want to install on the same partition then format the partition to ext3 file system .....this you can do when partition manager asks where you want to install the ubuntu. then it will install the OS nothing more is involved. After full installation you got to update and upgrade the OS.
thats all.

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