Ubuntu Multimedia :: Choppy Flash With Radeon HD 4200 And 9.10?
Mar 4, 2010
I'm running an athlon II X2 on a Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H motherboard Graphics are running on the Radeon HD 4200 on the motherboard. System has 2 GB of RAM. I recently did a clean install of Ubuntu 9.10. I previously had 9.04 installed and flash video ran completely smoothly, and the CPUs wouldn't even come out of 800 MHz power save mode.
Since upgrading to 9.10, flash runs choppy and the CPUs max out every time there is a lot of movement on full screen videos. On 9.04 and 9.10 I was running the ATI proprietary FGLRX hardware drivers. I've tried re-installing the ATI drivers and flash. I've also disabled compiz desktop effects.
I'm running a Squeeze system on a PC with an ATI Radeon HD 4200 graphics card. Until recently I had been using the fglrx drivers without difficulty, but a recent upgrade removed fglrx - apparently this is because ATI has yet to release drivers for Xorg 1.7. So I've switched to the open source driver (radeon), but am not getting any 3D acceleration - hence can't run desktop effects in either kwin or compiz. When I run "glxinfo | grep OpenGL" I get the following:
OpenGL vendor string: Mesa Project OpenGL renderer string: Software Rasterizer OpenGL version string: 2.1 Mesa 7.6.1 OpenGL shading language version string: 1.20 OpenGL extensions:
It's the software rasterizer that is the problem, I gather. After Googling for similar problems encountered by others, I've installed firmware-linux and firmware-linux-nonfree, but to no effect. All fglrx-* packages are purged. Does anyone have any other thoughts? (I don't currently have an xorg.conf file in use.)
I recently installed Ubuntu on my HP Pavilion dv4-2012br and am really enjoying it, except that it is conflicting with my sound card. The only way I can hear some sound is going into System> Preferences> Sound> Output and selecting "Internal analog stereo audio" which makes the sound hollow and not at all pleasant to listen to music. When I mark "RS880 audio device [Radeon HD 4200] Digital Stereo (HDMI)" the sound is not played.
I followed step by step these instructions: [URL] yet the only way to run the audio through the "Internal analog stereo audio. "
Just adding: I used the "Install with Synaptic Package Manager" way to do it. And i'm using a desktop version of Ubuntu.
lspci01:05.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc RS880 Audio Device [Radeon HD 4200] Everything works fine in Ubuntu, because the Driver seems to be integrated [URL] So far i looked on the internet and used Debian Wiki, but following Links were not able to help me:
On most forums people always just seem to think "Alsa Mixer" is fixing everything, tried that, but it doesn*t...
This is everything written in this file.. someone suggested to write this down there, cause it could fix audio problem btw: Sound is working fine with external speakers... just need the internal ones to work too...btw: I have Debian 6.0 Squeeze 64(!)bit, don't know if that makes any difference, but maybe it does...
Does someone have a magick trick to make this card runs well on linux lspci shows this:01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc M880G [Mobility Radeon HD 4200]Ive tryed the ati binaries and its very bad.It takes a delay to switch from window to window and when tryed to play video it plays in slow motion doesnt matter what I do.Some ideas?I dont want 3d things only a good 2d performance.
I'm running Ubuntu 11.04, have 4GB of Memory, and an AMD Phenom II X4 840 Quad Core processor.When I play Hulu Desktop the video is choppy.Now, the odd thing is that I had this problem before. It's the whole reason I upgraded my processor. When I upgraded I noticed an improvement, but it was still a little choppy. I then went to the Adobe site and got the latest version of Flash, and lo and behold, I could watch Hulu Desktop on HD quality with no problem!
Im running Xubuntu 9.10 on my compaq v2000 laptop. My problem is that the video stream playback is very choppy. I have tried the method found here [url] but when i get to the part where I have to type "echo base....." when i hit enter my terminal replies with "bash: echo: write error: Invalid argument"...How to fix this choppy video streaming playback...
I'm using openSUSE 11.4 on a HP Pavilion laptop, and it was working fine until last week or so. A zypper update seems to have upgraded to a package with a nasty bug though: it now boots into a black screen, instead of showing kdm.And the only option after that is to forcefully shut down the machine;ither Ctrl+Alt+F1 nor Ctrl+Backspace nor Ctrl+Alt+Del does anything. Not sure if this means the kernel hangs,or just that X blocks all keyboard input as well.The issue with powering off with the hardware button is that I don't get full log files (especially kdm.log) so it's a bit hard to investigate...I have tried many things, here are the results:
* Default radeon driver + kdm = black screen * nomodeset + radeonhd driver + kdm = black screen [driver doesn't support HD4200 anyway] * nomodeset + radeon driver explicitely requested + kdm = black screen
I switched from XP to Ubuntu a few days ago and I'm having a hard time getting flash to work properly in firefox. I can play videos and music in a non-flash format just fine, but flash videos play without sound and really choppily.
I'm getting choppy playback in flash, 32bit. It's fine until I go fullscreen. Anyone have any ideas? I was thinking of installing the 64bit version of opensuse. My experience of Flash at 64 bit on Ubuntu was very stable and choppy free. I'm running Core 2 Duo Processor with and ATI Radeon and 2 gig of ram.
when i play streaming video in any browser (tried firefox, chrome, opera, and midori), the playback is severely and unwatchably choppy. sometimes it'll be ok for a few seconds and then devolve into choppiness, but usually it's just choppy right off the bat. the audio is just fine, by the way.the odd thing is, videos works just fine, but only if i stick to 360p. anything higher yields the same results. downloaded videos work just fine as well. i've noticed this on vevo.com, cracked.com, and southparkstudios.com. (my age is showing! ) i just tested it on an html5 video from the html5 site and that worked just fine, as well, so i think this is a flash-specific problem.
right now i'm using xubuntu maverick, but i've used both lucid and maverick of xubuntu and ubuntu netbook remix (all 32-bit). i'm using a lenovo ideapad s10-2 (a netbook), and the video card is intel gma 950. i can get more specific if necessary. i've tried both the open source and non-free versions of flash (latest versions, of course) with no difference. i even tried uninstalling flash and using chrome's built-in flash plugin, also with no difference.
Specs: AMD Quad Core 8GB RAM HD3200 ATI Graphics (onboard) 1920*1080 resolution via VGA.
Whenever I play flash video or a video in VLC the pictures seems "choppy" and slow as if it was laggy. What could be causing this? I am guessing its a video issue? Maybe something todo with refresh rates and stuff like that.
Acer 5742 laptop with Intel HD Graphics.In Xubuntu 10.10 whenever I have display compositing enabled, flash becomes slightly (but noticably and annoyingly) choppy. With hardware acceleration enabled, there's a horizontal line about an inch from the bottom of the screen that is fairly distorted, and with hardware acceleration disabled, it affects the whole screen but to a lesser degree.
I have installed the fglrx driver from "Hardware Drivers" and it runs fine, until I launch gnome3 or gnome-shell, it then just locks X (its not hard locked, I can CTRL + ALT + 2/3 etc out) but I cant do anything else.
If I use the mesa / xorg driver its fine.
The trouble is I play one game, and I need the fglrx driver for that game, the mesa one corrupts the 3d engine
It wouldnt be a pain, but i am one of the few who seems to find gnome-shell an improvement, and I get really frustrated when it wont work.
Any idea's on what I can try, other than hopfully having a working system when ATI launches the 10.10 driver on its website (although the leaked rc had the same issue) I only recently got a ATI card so I am pretty new when dealing with the ATI cat's.
Running ubuntu 9.10 on an hp pavilion 2000 laptop, with 2.5GB of ram and a dual core (i think). Works at perfect speed with everything, except when I'm tyring to watch a flash video which slows everything down and gets choppy, especially when in full screen. From looking around online I see some people blaming adobe and some people blaming NVidia drivers. Get the impression the problem is a bit of both.
Funny thing is it worked a lot better with the drivers that installed automatically with the ubuntu install, soon as I put the updated nvidia drivers on it started screwing up. how I go back to those default drivers? Tried unchecking the drivers listed in Hardware Drivers, but when I restarted was stuck in very low resolution, so I'm guessing that's not the same as the drivers used after installing the OS.
I've been browsing through the forums and tried several things, but I haven't found a solution to my problem yet. I have an Acer Aspire 5520 laptop, with an NVIDIA GeForce 7000 M graphics card. For a year I've been using Ubuntu, and with all the versions I've had, through Gutsy to Lynx, I've always found that 3D graphics are extremely choppy. I wouldn't say they are slow...it's more like they move for a couple of seconds, then stop, then move again, then stop. I didn't really care, because I hardly play games: I had initially noticed it trying to get Warcraft 3 to work on Wine, which obviously is an old game, and it runs perfectly on windows...I thought it was just a problem of Wine. But now I've installed Celestia and Flightgear, and with both of them I have this same problem. Flightgear is the worst, it's basically unusable.
I have done several things based upon what I read in the forums. I removed all the NVIDIA drivers, and manually installed the latest propietary driver 195.36.24. I turned off all my desktop effects. I turned on Sync to Vblank to see what would happen. The desktop itself runs very quickly, even the Desktop cube effect, if I turn it on. Like I said before, the problem seems to be this jerkiness with games, with Celestia, and with flightgear. If I get this working, then I'll actually have Ubuntu working completely perfectly, for the FIRST TIME!
When I play streaming video on hulu or other sites it is choppy. However, the sound is fine. Video files play fine when I download them.I experience this problem in both Firefox and Chrome. I have a 10MB connection on other Linux desktops the streaming video is fine.I imagine it is a flash issue, but I have the latest flash v10.1.The other solution would be a video downloader for streaming video. I have not found one that works on Linux.
Im trying to play some videos with vlc but they are too choppy, I guess my comp is too slow. They are something like 1700x1000 h.264. What can I re-encode these too to maintain good quality but increase playback speed? If possible, an ffmpeg command to do this would be awesome.
I've got a Lenovo T410 with just the onboard intel graphics, with the i7 620m and 10.04 64-bit installed.I've also added the xorg-edgers ppa and installed all the packages from there. When I try to watch a 720p video full-screen in ..... it is unwatchable, just too choppy. I haven't been able to find an answer to this elsewhere. I've tried disabling the hardware acceleration in flash but that does nothing. It seems that the driver in use is i915. Is that the driver that should be used? From lspci: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
Subsystem: Lenovo Device 215a Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 34 Memory at f2000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4M] Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M] I/O ports at 1800 [size=8] Capabilities: <access denied> Kernel driver in use: i915 Kernel modules: i915
When I am scrolling using my touchpad on my Dell E1505 regardless of which program, my sound skips. Its like it becomes scratchy or similar. I had the same problem with 10.04 and fixed it by modifying some modset file. Said it had something to do with my ATI X1400 GFX card too.
I just upgraded from Karmic to Lucid. I've never had problems with playing video files before, but now that I've upgraded to Lucid, I am, regardless of Compiz and other visual effects being on. What I know of my hardware specs are in my sig. I have "NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (version current) [Recommended]" activated (and in fact, one of my reasons for upgrading was the supposedly improved NVIDIA drivers in Lucid). VLC, MPlayer and Totem are all choppy playing .avi's: they play smoothly for several seconds, then start skipping (audio and visual, separately), though VLC does so less violently than the others. Similar problems, though slightly less severe, with watching flash movies in chromium.
I am having audio issues in my host operating system (Ubuntu 10.10 64bit) when running my Virtual machine (Windows Server 2008 R2) through VirtualBox. At the moment I need the virtual machine to run all the time my issue comes when trying to play a movie on the host OS, video is fine but audio is choppy to the point of not understanding what is being said.
I used gstreamer to test the audio outputs while the VM was running, ALSA is choppy but Pulseaudio is clear. I then change VLC to pulseaudio and I get no output what so ever. The VM does not need sound so I have it disabled in VirtualBox's settings (I have tried enabled, same issue).