Getting black screen often while watching video. Intel i915 driver

Asked by mikeys

I am on 12.04 LTS (32x) and get often black screen while watching video. Intel i915 driver on integrated video chip. How do I get rid of black screen?

       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
       version: 09
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
       resources: irq:42 memory:fe000000-fe3fffff memory:e0000000-efffffff ioport:f000(size=64)

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Is the the whole screen that goes black, or just the app you are watching it in?

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mikeys (miketwo) said :

Whole screen goes black. I switched to gnome classic 2D (no compiz) and hope that that would solve the problem. What do you think? Synaptic shows xorg driver for i915 installed, but also xorg driver for radeon, and other drivers. Don't I need just the xorg 1915 driver installed? Should I remove the other video drivers via synaptic?

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

DO you use switching graphics? DOes the system have a make and model?

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