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Old 09-14-2015, 06:54 PM   #1
geomer
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Angry ubuntu 14.02: videos run in fast forward


The first installation did same thing. Reinstalled the same ISO and the second installation does same.

When I click on any video, such as youtube, Public Television videos, videos buried in news releases, all do same thing: they go through process as if there were a Fast Forward button pushed. And there is no sound.

I have two questions:

(1) Is there a driver that needs to be installed to correct these problems,

(2) Does anyone know an answer? I am on the dumb side about Linus, so please be gentle with me. I am tender.

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Reply: Tried suggestions. Still have same problem. Toverify that all internet connects are working: On a second computer, windows 7, youtube works OK. Other internet functions work Ok. This isolates problem to be within the Linux computer, or ubuntu 14.02.

Will welcome still more suggestions.

Footnote: I am not a programer, nor do I use/understand programming for linux. There please suggest very basic steps in suggestions. Repeat, "I am on the dumb side....etc."

Without a working video system in this computer, the computer is useless.

Thanks in advance for any help.

geomer

Last edited by geomer; 09-22-2015 at 07:12 AM. Reason: Response, after trying solutions
 
Old 09-15-2015, 01:25 AM   #2
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I am on the dumb side about Linus, so please be gentle with me. I am tender.
Hi...

Welcome to the forum

You know, I see these kind of statements a lot. It's sad to me that the community seems to be known as a group of maneaters. My apologies if you were mistreated elsewhere.

From what I see here, it's possible your issue is caused by PulseAudio. To find out (and as a workaround,) please open a terminal and copy and paste this command and hit "Enter"...

Code:
killall pulseaudio
If this has no affect, please take a look at the other solutions mentioned in the thread I linked to. Please let us know what happens.

Regards...
 
Old 09-24-2015, 09:21 AM   #3
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Angry Didn't work

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Hi...

Welcome to the forum

You know, I see these kind of statements a lot. It's sad to me that the community seems to be known as a group of maneaters. My apologies if you were mistreated elsewhere.

From what I see here, it's possible your issue is caused by PulseAudio. To find out (and as a workaround,) please open a terminal and copy and paste this command and hit "Enter"...

Code:
killall pulseaudio
If this has no affect, please take a look at the other solutions mentioned in the thread I linked to. Please let us know what happens.

Regards...


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09/24/2015 8:21am

The conundrum of switching exclusively to Linux from Windows is that solving problems in LINUX often leads one down the “Trail of Tears” which is this: in order to solve most of the problems in LINUX one must have extensive knowledge in programming and software constructions and execution of the linux system. By comparison, when one get a Windows system, it works, usually, right out of the box.
But when it does not work-and here is where the conundrum step in- there were countless sources out there to get windows fixed, whereas finding out how to fix Linux immediately leads one into the world of programming and software knowledge the average consumer does not have, does not desire, and does not have enough time in his life to learning all it take to operate a Linux system. What is left in the Linux world is a small group of devoted Linux gurus.The conundrum is that Linux suddenly becomes a massive power but cannot work because of some knit-picking glitch of which no one has an answer to get it up and running properly, unless he is one of those gurus.
I have a genuine hatred of all that Windows represents, and have for years been trying to switch to Linux, but the conundrum toady is just a real as it was in the mid-1900’s, twenty-five years ago, when I first started to make the switch.
For example, while Linux will work on almost any old Junker, Linux does not perform every task on every old Junker as the old Junkers are when they enter the world of Linux.
To perform flawlessly, the old Junker must have certain specific hardware to meet the requirements of the current version of software that is available. The answer is: both software and hardware must be compatible and workable together as a pair. When they do not, then the consumer is left to become the in between man who tries to find a work around. If the parameter (as defined by the software) are stated, including what hardware is needed, then it is left to the consumer to meet the requirements of both elements, hardware and software. In this case I am that consumer who is out in the world of Linux gurus, trying to eek out a fix for a system that won’t work because of some glitch between software and hardware, about which I know nothing.
That is the base conundrum of why Linux does not take over the world of computing, where it should be. In the world of ignorant consumers, Windows has met that challenge, in most cases, while Linux is busy developing upgrades that are not compatible with the existing hardware.
I would gladly like to find a specific version of Linux (out of the box) to work on my hardware. How do I do that?
 
Old 09-24-2015, 09:43 AM   #4
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I would gladly like to find a specific version of Linux (out of the box) to work on my hardware. How do I do that?
Dunno because I dunno what your HW is.

IMFO you should probably stick to Windows you're never going to be happy on Linux and you don't seem to have right mindset for it. The time it took you to write that long winded complaint would have been better spent actually searching for solutions to your problem. My one google search took less than and minute and yielded three potential solutions. There are times the community will hold your hand and there are times it won't so go to google search for solutions and try them, one you've tried them tell us what they were and the result. Problem solving is the same no matter what you're doing
 
Old 09-24-2015, 05:02 PM   #5
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The time it took you to write that long winded complaint would have been better spent actually searching for solutions to your problem.
Hi all...

The complaint is actually well articulated and valid (as well as true, in many respects.) Honestly, I wish the community took observations like this more seriously.

@geomer: I would recommend tring different distributions until you are able to hopefully find one that you like and works as it should. I don't know which ones you've tried so far, if any, besides Ubuntu but you can also give Lubuntu a try, if you don't mind a lack of eye candy. I don't think PulseAudio is installed by default, so that might help.

Regards...

Last edited by ardvark71; 09-24-2015 at 05:10 PM. Reason: Added information.
 
Old 09-25-2015, 03:40 AM   #6
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Hi all...

The complaint is actually well articulated and valid (as well as true, in many respects.) Honestly, I wish the community took observations like this more seriously.

@geomer: I would recommend tring different distributions until you are able to hopefully find one that you like and works as it should. I don't know which ones you've tried so far, if any, besides Ubuntu but you can also give Lubuntu a try, if you don't mind a lack of eye candy. I don't think PulseAudio is installed by default, so that might help.

Regards...
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