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Apr 10, 2010

I've recently installed Ubuntu and most things work except that when I play any video (from dvd, hard drive, ..... etc.) it's very jerky and with ..... for instance, the browser itself freezes up.

I've got an Nvidia 7600GT AGP graphics card and I've tried all the available drivers (versions 96, 175 & 183) but no luck. I did find a similar thread that mentioned installing the Compiz manager and changing some of the settings in that and on the Nvidia control panel, but this didnt work either.

I tried using puppylinux from a live cd and I found that video played fine from this, so I'm guessing that its just some settings that I need to change around.

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Software :: Freezing With An NVIDIA Video Card?

Oct 14, 2010

After seven months of digging I've come to the conclusion that the problem is somewhere between kernel and X server. I've tried contacting several firends with guru-like experience, I tried looking for answers on FedoraForum, I asked a question there, and I even started a bug report where the blame keeps being passed around different components.

I thought the problem might be isolated to my system, as I wasn't able to find any concrete info on this. About a week ago, I finished a new build for a friend. The PC has an NVIDIA card (GTX460). I tried Fedora 13 on that computer and I noticed the problem there as well. Actually, it was more pronounced than on my system. You couldn't use the system (friend's build) for more than two hours.

I'd like to get a little feedback on just how spread this problem is. I'm trying to see if it's a problem with NVIDIA cards in general, with Fedora in particular, if it's confined to 64-bit systems, etc.

Whether or not you have this issue, please post about it. Please also post to indicate that you have no problem if that is the case. I'll start the first "report". Please state all the items in your report.

Video Card: Dual GeForce9800GT

Driver: nvidia (latest akmod-nvidia from rpmfusion) but problem also present with nouveau

Kernel: Noticed problem from 2.6.32 (earliest tested) to 2.6.34 (latest tested). I did not test with earlier kernels

Problem: System randomly freezes. In most cases, keyboard and mouse stop responding (CapsLock does not toggle the light on the keyboard). system stops responding to ssh and ping. A hard reboot is required On rare occasions, the ssh login is possible and restarting the X server usually revives the system.

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Mar 5, 2010

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Jan 5, 2010

I'm running 9.10 x64 version on an Athlon II x4 with 4 gigs of ram and an ATI Radeon HD 4770 card, using the fglrx driver. I'm also using Compiz.

However, I'm having a pretty major problem with video playback. Some time after starting playback, the entire system appears to freeze up. At least the video does, anyway. The audio continues to play, but the mouse is locked in place and the video frame doesn't move. I tried alt-prscr-k, but couldn't kill X. I tried ctrl-alt-f1 and f2 but again, no change. Ctrl-alt-delete had no response either. In the end, I've been having to use alt-prscr-REISUB to restart the machine.

This problem happens at unpredictable times. The other night, I watched about 1 and a half hours of DVD before it happened, and then after restarting I couldn't watch 10 seconds before freezing again. Just now, again, I started watching a video file, and the system locks up a few seconds in to the video, every time (and a different place every time).

I tried both the ati and radeonhd drivers as well, but I couldn't get the results I wanted with my 2-monitor display. I've only been able to get my monitors the way I want them using fglrx. But without being able to watch video, it's pointless anyway.

I'm lost for what to do... I've spend the last 24 hours installing and uninstalling and reinstalling the different ATI drivers over and over, only to come back to this problem. Is there something I'm missing completely?

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May 3, 2010

I have an old video card, Nvidia XFX 7800GT, which is now beginning to fail and I need to upgrade. I am not huge a gamer but I do play/buy games on regular basis. Right now I'm playing Eternal Lands on the Linux side. Looking to spend $100-$150 on a new card.I have a Core2Duo Wolfdale 3.0, with 2ghz ram and run Lucid 32bit. Also run windows Vista64Ultimate on dual boot (rarely).

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Nov 6, 2010

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May 19, 2011

This bug is strange because it doesn't happen for me in Ubuntu (Gnome). Whenever I try to watch a Flash video in full screen, the picture always freezes after a few seconds of play, and the only way for me to unfreeze it is to get out of full screen using the escape key. I can put it back into full screen, but it always just freezes up again after a few seconds.

I figured out a strange work around for it though, but it's certainly not ideal. I figured out that if I get the time pop-up (see attachment to see what I mean) to stay up, it doesn't freeze. This happens in both Firefox and Chrome. I was going to try this in Rekonq, but I can't seem to get Flash working in Rekonq.

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Jun 11, 2010

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i have created a shortcut for konsole on desktop, if i click on icon all desktop is freezing for 10-15 seconds before konsole is launched. if i have the same aplication overlapped in taskbar and i click once same thing is happening, desktop is freezing before select menu is appear.

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Jul 17, 2010

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Jan 18, 2011

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Feb 8, 2011

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May 1, 2011

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According to the Software Center, Unity (not Unity 2D) *is* installed.So how can I boot into the Unity desktop?

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Jan 5, 2010

I'm trying to install Ubuntu (or Xubuntu) on a PC that has integrated on board video. After that I want to disable the onboard video and use an NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS video card.

I tried it before, and got a lot of resolution problems.

This is what I did:

- First, I put the card in the PCI slot and modified the bios to use it as the default video, and booted from the ubuntu CD. The installation did not go through as I got no screen output (I guess ubuntu did not recognize my video card).

- Second, I restarted and modified the BIOS so that the onboard video was the default. This worked when I booted from the CD and installed, I got screen output and all. I completed the installation and turned off the computer.

- Third, I installed the card on the PCI slot but did not change the BIOS, booted and used the onboard video, downloaded the NVIDIA driver (190.53) from the NVIDIA website, installed it, and turned off the PC.

- Fourth, I modified the BIOS so that the NVIDIA video was the default, plugged the monitor to the NVIDIA VGA output, restarted, and got ubuntu working at a very low resolution of 640*320.

This is where I am stuck. I can't change the resolution to 1024*768 or 1366*768. I only get 640*320.

Is there any way to avoid all this and do a fresh installation of ubuntu 9.10 with the NVIDIA card already in and as default on the BIOS?

I am thinking the resolution problems started because I got video drivers mixed up with intel onboard during installation, then NVIDIA. I guess I should have removed the intel drivers first before installing NVIDIA drivers. If anyone agrees, how do I uninstall Intel video drivers?

If that is not the case, how do I configure the NVIDIA drivers to work properly?

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Mar 27, 2010

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Found this article [URL]

Terminal results
craig@craig-desktop:~$ sudo /etc/X11/xorg.conf
[sudo] password for craig:
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Jun 18, 2010

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Sep 21, 2010

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Jan 8, 2010

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Jan 21, 2010

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