Ubuntu Multimedia :: Web Browser Flickers On HDMI TV?
Aug 3, 2011
I recently switched to a setup in my living room where a CPU is hooked to a big Toshiba 1080p TV through an HDMI cable. We had to buy a new video card to make it work - a nvidia GeForce 210 with an HDMI out.The problem has been that when I fullscreen a browser on the TV (Chrome OR Firefox), the TV will suddenly lose its signal, flicker, then come back again. If I try and watch a ..... video, it starts to happen more and more quickly.It doesn't do this at all when I watch a movie on VLC. My guess is that it's a driver issue with the new video card - we never actually installed anything to update the drivers, just plugged it in and it started up.
I am a total beginner to ubuntu. I have installed ubuntu 10.04 desktop edition with a CD on my laptop as only OS. So far (three weeks) ubuntu has convinced me. However, my screen starts flickering regularly after a while (even when the computer is idle) and the only solution so far has been to suspend/shut down. The flickering makes the computer unusable and doesn't stop if not shut down/suspended. Beside this issue the graphic seems to work fine.
My Computer is an ASUS F3J, the video card is a ATI Radeon X1700. 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc M66-P [Mobility Radeon X1700] this is the xorg0.log:
Code: X.Org X Server 1.7.6 Release Date: 2010-03-17 X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0 Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.24-27-server i686 Ubuntu
I just upgraded to Ubuntu Maverick v 10.10 and loving it. However, I have encountered a problem with playing any type of video whether it be Xvid, AVI, h264, MKV or AAC. I have tried many players from smplayer, mplayer, kmplayer, vlc, etc. but I am still having the problems. I have read some posts on here and I've disabled compiz, tried the X11 tweak and updated my Nvidia drivers. I don't know if I am missing some type of codec or restricted plugin because I have ample space and resources are readily available while playing the video.
I'm using the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Desktop 64-bit distribution. Hardware is the Dell Vostro 1015; laptop with Intel (g)45 express chipset with Intel x4500MHD graphics accelerator. Celeron 900 2.2ghz single core, 1GB RAM.
The issue is I have smooth scrolling enabled in Firefox. And whenever I scroll the page, it's very choppy/laggish/not smooth at all. When I go on ..... to watch a video, any slight scrolling will cause it to flicker like crazy. The effect reminds me of when I run Windows without installing drivers for the video card.
Now I wanted to make sure it wasn't a hardware issue, so I installed Windows7 and did the exact same thing. Everything runs smoothly, I can smooth scroll no problem, and video playbacks without any flickers whatsoever. It is a lower end laptop, which is basically for the occasional ..... and web browsing.
I will try the 32 bit edition in the meantime to see if it helps. I was under the impression that 32bit limits your maximum ram to just under 4GB. (I planned to upgrade the laptop a bit)
Just did a fresh install of 8.04 on wifes laptop (Inspiron 1521) as it has been a nightmare getting things to work with it's hardware and 8.04 seems to have the least issues. Did the first section of the Comprehensive Multimedia and Video Howto stickied at the top of this forum, then dled minecraft to test things out. Heres the terminal readout
I have recently installed Ubuntu 10.10. Everything is working fine except I have no sound. When I use the command 'aplay -D hw:0,0 somefile.wav', I can get sound through headphones attached to the headphone jack. But I can't get any sound through the speakers. This is a dual boot desktop and the sound works fine under Windows, so no problems with hardware. The PC monitor is connected through a hdmi cable and I would need sound through the speakers. The output of alsa-info.sh is at
I have an ECS gf7100pvt-m3 that has the Nvidia MCP73 chipset that supports HDMI out. Unfortunately the MB only has a DVI connector which from what I have read is supposed to cross wire the audio to the correct pins on the HDMI (have a ticket in with ECS to see if like ATI there is a special adapter).
I have tried every thing but only Analog audio is working.
I've tried listed on these links to no avail:
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The only error is the at the Aumix isn't touching....I can select HDMI or IEC958 1 etc etc and the audio mixer shows full blue as if it should be working but I can't get VLC or MythTV to output sound.
What are some good VGA to HDMI converters that work well with linux? Any suggestions? I don't know the resolution I'm working with just yet, but it appears to be a 42" hd lcd tv/monitor. I think there's a VGA port on the back, but I'd rather route the signal through HDMI for better resolution.
I have been trying for a while now to get the audio over HDMI working from my PNY G210 graphics card and mythtv but with no luck.
I have followed this guide [URL]
prior to following this I only had my motherboards on board audio showing up but I am now at the stage that I can see the HDMI audio and select it and un mute it but still cannot get any sound out of it.
As a side effect after following the steps from the link above, now every time I boot the computer up my on board audio is muted so I need to un mute it from sound preferences.
This is my audio config as it stands: scott@MythtvFrontend:~$ aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 0: AD198x Analog [AD198x Analog] Subdevices: 1/1
The mother board is a an ASUS MN32-SLI deluxe and I have 2 graphics cards in it, a 9600GT to run the 2 monitors connected and a G210 which I would like to use to connect to my TV using the HDMI output. At the moment I am using the VGA output from the G210 to the TV and a separate audio out from the computer which was working fine but the audio is now always muted on startup.
I don't think it is an issue with my mythtv settings as I cannot get any audio over the HDMI using speaker-test (on board analogue audio works ok).
I recently purchased a new video card a GeForce 550 Ti, but I haven't been able to get sound working over HDMI.
I'm running the latest version of Ubuntu (11.04) and have installed the proprietary drivers through Additional Drivers.
The card is being picked up by alsa and I've configured Ubuntu to use HDMI in sound preferences:
When I check alsamixer this is what I see:
ALSA reports that version 1.0.23 is installed, although I thought 11.04 came with version 1.0.24?
I've tried purging ALSA and reinstalling it but it didn't help. Is there anything I can do? Does anyone know if this card is supported by ALSA properly yet? I hate the thought of having to go to Windows to get this working
i have just recently switched back to Ubuntu and im trying to run my sound through my tv which is connected through my computer using a hdmi cable thats plugged into my EVGA Nvidia GeForce 210 video card ... i have my computer monitor set up as my main screen but i have my tv set up as separate X screen so i can drag over a movie and watch it on the big tv screen and still do things on my monitor ... when i was running windows i was able to get the sound to play through my tv just as i am tryin to do now... does anyone know how i can do this on Ubuntu 10.04
After upgrading to 11.04 I noticed that HDMI audio stopped working. When I connect the HDMI cable to the TV the image is transfered but there is not sound.I tried several things, starting with checking the sound preferences. I have there two devices, one for internal audio and another for HDMI. When I select the HDMI output I have no sound. I tried to run gnome-alsamixer and it shows two devices as well, but for the HDMI it gives me no parameter at all there.Device configuration seems ok and aplay -l gives me the follwoing info:
I also tried some troubleshooting pages like this but couldn't solve the problem (in fact when trying one of the suggestions of this page it messed up the whole sound configuration of my laptop and had to reinstall alsa driver modules as explained here to come back to the previous state with only the HDMI problem).What makes me really upset is that with the previous Ubuntu version (10.10) HDMI audio worked just fine then after upgrading to 11.04 it stopped working.
Another interesting thing about this problem is that when I play a video from a web page, for example from ....., and try to use HDMI audio, the video runs much faster than normal with no sound. If I switch to internal audio, while still sending the video over HDMI, it works fine with the audio playing in the laptop and the video in my TV.
I am having trouble getting sound over hdmi with my Nvidia MCP7A HDMI. The strange thing is that everything works fine in a Live disc, but once I do a fresh install of that Live disc I get no sound, even though my configuration is exactly the same (as far as I can tell). I've checked the little things like alsamixer volumes, aplay -l, etc etc. Everything looks good to me. I can reproduce on multiple TVs so its not the receiver. Video drivers are the same in both live version and installed. aplay -l detects my device. sound/pci/hda/patch_nvhdmi.c already has my correct vendor id in it. Perhaps the following info can figure out what my installed environment is lacking.
I work at a television station and we recently purchased a System76 Meerkat ION with the intended purpose of using the HDMI out port for broadcast purposes. We have an existing AJA HA5 box which is capable of converting HDMI to HD-SDI (HD-SDI being the baseband standard in professional broadcasting).
The converter is only willing to accept the following values:
1920 x 1080 @ 29.97 1280 x 720 @ 59.94
I am wondering if it is possible to manually configure Xorg.conf (or whatever file is being edited by NVIDIA X Server Settings) to tell the HDMI output to only produce the latter resolution (1280 x 720).
I can't get HDMI sound reliably when using Ubuntu. The strange thing is, if I repeatedly reboot the computer, eventually the sound will work. This can take anything up to 10 reboots. Once working, it will keep on working as long as the machine is not rebooted or shut down. HDMI sound works fine under Windows.
aplay -l will only list the Intel (analogue and S/PDIF) hardware, not the Nvidia, even when it is working. Selecting between analogue and digital output under Sound Preferences has no effect on the HDMI either way.
I'm running a clean install of 9.10 on a crispy new pc (Packard Bell I-extreme) I've connected my pc via HDMI to my Samsung 5 LCD tv (source is marked/named 'pc') by means of an NVIDIA.The problem is that the x screen is too large for my tv. I see the 'working area' but the top and bottom taskbar fall of the screen.The current settings (which I of course double checked) worked when the pc was connected to the lcd via VGA cable. X Server settings and TV resolution are set to the same values...(1920x1080)
im running ubutu 9.10 with the standard nvida proprietry drivers as a media center. the output is over hdmi, through a a/v reciver and onto a lcd television. my proble mis that the output is too large for the screen even whan outputting at a smaller resoultion than the native resolution of the television. this means that the top, bottom, left and right of the output is chopped off. in windows i can adjust the size of the output useing some sliders to get the image to fit the screen. however these are only available in the windows drivers and i cannot find a substitute in the ubuntu ones. one way of doing it may be to output black bard at the sides of the screen but i have no idea how to do this.
I've been googling and searching these forums and I can't find a fix. I just discovered that I have a headphone jack on the bottom of my monitor and it would be a lot more convenient to use that rather than the jack on my tower. However, when I switch to HDMI audio output I don't hear anything. I now it's not my cable because it works on my HDTV and throughput audio fine.
I have Ubuntu 9.10 with the Asus M4A78T-E mobo with integrated ATI HD 3300 graphics. I am running the official drivers from ATI, ATI Catalyst 10.3 Proprietary Linux x86 Display Driver, the latest and greatest, not the one from Synaptic. I know this is a bad time to be looking for a fix since 10.4 is out in 8 days but if anyone knows a quick fix that would be great.
I currently installed ubuntu 10.04 and I am having trouble getting sound from my monitor. The monitor that I have is a HANNS-G HH251. It is connected to a Sapphire 4850 Video card through a HDMI wire. The monitor has audio when I boot it in windows7, but there is no audio when I use ubuntu 10.04.
Is There A Way Yet To Fix The Black All The Way Aroung The Screen With HDMI.Its Really Just A Digital Issue I Think!.It Works Through VGA Fine But The Audio Xtra Wire Thing Is A Drag.It Would Be Nice To Get Catalyst Working ( The Overscan Underscan Tab Like Windows) But Xorg.conf Would Be OK I Guess.
I am running 10.04 with an integrated Radeon HD3200 card. When I set up the tv through hdmi, the sound works perfectly; however, when I switch to analog audio to play something else, the next time I try to use hdmi audio I get nothing. It shows to have good level through Pulse Audio Volume Control - shows like there is a sound coming through it, but I get no audio through the tv. The only way I can fix this is by uninstalling proprietary drivers and reverting back to generic configuration and then reinstalling proprietary drivers. I have to revert back to generic in order to get the sound working again.
Video is ok, but never any sound. I went through and made sure the HDMI is selected as the audio device and I upgraded to the latest driver binary.
HDMI sound works without the ATI proprietary driver installed, but the needed resolution is not available and the picture overlaps the edges on my 32" LCD. At least I know it is not a hardware issue. ALSA is loaded and selected as the sound manager, but the volume controls don't appear in the ALSA slider console.
I tested the cable and display on another computer. I am using a new Gigabyte GA-MA78LM-SH2, it is the integrated video.
MythTV Records fine but will not play the recorded shows and I can not watch or open the TV. Running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS lucid Runing a pcHDTV HD-5500 Video card Using on Board Video from an Asus M3A78-EM with onboard ATI Radeoon 3200
dmesg | grep DVB [ 14.461244] cx88/2: cx2388x based DVB/ATSC card [ 14.771709] DVB: registering new adapter (cx88) [ 14.771711] DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (LG Electronics LGDT3303 VSB/QAM Frontend). My symptoms are as follows: I can do a manual scan