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Old 07-25-2010, 07:24 PM   #1
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Video Help


Hi guys, having finally made the move to Linux I am enjoying the software, there are just a few snags I'm hitting.

When I try to watch something online the video quality is terrible and when I attempt to put it into Full screen on youtube etc the screen just freezes and jumps picture to picture. The machine I have is by no means fantastic but it should easily be handling a full screen stream.

system info;

Ubuntu 10.4 (lucid)
Gnome 2.6.32-24-generic
Cpu - Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.60GHz
Graphics card Nvidia NV15 (Geforce2 GTS/pro) [rev a3] (heard there's trouble with these)

Also when I go into Monitor preferences, it states the Monitor is unknown. Its a 22' Lg HD t.v that I also use as a Monitor.

I must also stress I am a complete Linux Noob so bear with me and also thanks for any help anyone could suggest. Thanks again guys.
 
Old 07-25-2010, 07:31 PM   #2
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what distro are you using? Ubuntu? (it's very useful to put it in your profile details) If so, the "restricted drivers" (System > Administration > Hardware Drivers), for your video card, is enabled?

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Old 07-25-2010, 07:36 PM   #3
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Yes I am using Ubuntu, when I search for the Hardware drivers, it states; 'no propriety drivers are on use on this system'
 
Old 07-25-2010, 07:37 PM   #4
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Graphics card Nvidia NV15 (Geforce2 GTS/pro
a gf 2 like me so your computer is about 10 years old ?
full screen youtube WILL be slow with a gf2 card
Quote:
(heard there's trouble with these)
the gf2 card is NOT supported anylonger -- there is NO xorg 1.8 support

the 96.17 driver dose have a "workaround" in the xorg.conf and boot settings but i have NOT tried that yet .
 
Old 07-25-2010, 07:42 PM   #5
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a gf 2 like me so your computer is about 10 years old ?
full screen youtube WILL be slow with a gf2 card

the gf2 card is NOT supported anylonger -- there is NO xorg 1.8 support

the 96.17 driver dose have a "workaround" in the xorg.conf and boot settings but i have NOT tried that yet .
Thanks, I guess its a lack of graphics card knowledge that's the problem on my end!
 
Old 07-25-2010, 07:46 PM   #6
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From https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupp...deoCardsNvidia:

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GeForce2 series - 3D requires nvidia-glx, see BinaryDriverHowto.
 
Old 07-25-2010, 09:30 PM   #7
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Mersey_red for a geforce 2 cadr and fedora 13 you might have to downgrade the kernel and xorg ( x11 back to 1.7 )

search the fedoraforum for this
http://www.fedoraforum.org/
this also happened a few years ago when x11 went from 1.6 to 1.7 ( aprox. fedora 8)
but that was fixed in a few months by nvidia

not this time

time to get a new computer or install CentOS 5.5
cent 5 will still use x11 version 1.7 for the next few years
?? and maybe cent6 will also use x11 1.7 ???

-- oops Ubuntu not fedora --
search Ubuntu's forum

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Old 07-25-2010, 10:51 PM   #8
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To install the proprietary nVidia drivers in the Lucid Lynx:

Code:
sudo apt-get remove --purge xserver-xorg-video-noveau && sudo apt-get install glx
The above will remove the noveau driver and install glx in one blow.
 
Old 07-25-2010, 11:31 PM   #9
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Or produce a blank screen in one blow ... I don't think those older cards are supported anymore.
 
Old 07-26-2010, 05:56 AM   #10
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Thanks for all the help guys, think im going to head into town today and look for another card
 
Old 07-26-2010, 03:51 PM   #11
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But consider - you could watch YouTube videos by downloading them first - MPlayer could play fullscreen video without a glitch using XShm or the plain X11 video driver.

Why spend money just to play YouTube? You could play youtube videos on your mobile too ( or by going to http://m.youtube.com with firefox )
 
  


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