problem full screen video

Asked by blob on 2007-09-15

i have amd sempron 2800+ 2ghz
512 mb ram
video card ati radeon 9600 256 mb ram

the videos in full screen mode are slow
i installed the ati radeon driver and i used to watch videos totem and vlc

can you help me?

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2007-09-15
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2010-11-21
Bjørn Sandåker (prognatus) said : #1

Upto now, drivers for ATI cards have been known to be slow. However, things have changed in the recent days. AMD just recently released a new driver for ATI cards. You may want to try that if you haven't done so already at http://ati.amd.com/support/drivers/linux/linux-radeonhd.html

AMD has now also released specs for an open source driver and is working with Novell to make a driver based on these specs. They say we can expect a release of an open source driver next week already.

So if you want to try any of these new drivers, look for a version for Ubuntu in the nearest future.

blob (blob84) said : #2

i installed this amd driver, but the graphics was bad, and i run the command aticonfig and other command i've forgot.
now ubuntu doesn't work,
i want to reset the xorg.conf , how ?

Bjørn Sandåker (prognatus) said : #3

To reset xorg.conf with your new configuration:

$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

...or just the important parts:

$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

bosko431 (bosko431) said : #4

Could someone tell how things are now? Installed the official restricted ati driver,
but full-screen video playback is slow (however no problem with maximized window)
??????

thx

Shaun Webb (swebb501) said : #5

Hi,

I had a similar problem with slow graphics when viewing internet videos (Youtube etc.) in full-screen, using an Nvidea card. To solve this, it was just a case of activating the graphics driver in Ubuntu by simply going to System - Administration - Additional Drivers and activating the driver.

Hope this helps.

:-)

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