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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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

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)


Shaun Webb (swebb501) said : #5


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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