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Old 11-16-2013, 03:25 AM   #1
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Smile Video Tearing on Packard Bell dot s Easy-Peasy 1.6


Hello,everybody! I have a very annoying problem-when I watch video clips,movies,etc.(youtube and so on) the screen begins to tear with every movement of the object in the video. I try to fix this by using CompizConfig manager,but without any success. I checked my video card and other hardware via the terminal,so this is the information: VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Device 0be1 (rev 0b)

description: VGA compatible controller
product: Intel Corporation
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 2
bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
version: 0b
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=0
resources: memory:86000000-860fffff ioport:50d0(size=8)

Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel

I'm newbie in Ubuntu so I will be very grateful if anyone can help me! My notebook is Packard Bell dot s 10 inch with Easy-Peasy 1.6 I hope this information is complete enought,and sorry for my written English! Have a nice day to everybody!
 
Old 11-17-2013, 12:01 PM   #2
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Your machine uses the Intel GMA3600 video device, aka PowerVR SGX 545. There is only rudimentary driver support for this chip (PowerVR does not want to support Linux, as it seems) and it is unlikely that this will change. This machine is, sadly, best used with a Windows operating system, I doubt that you will get it functioning correctly with Linux.
 
Old 11-17-2013, 03:26 PM   #3
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Sad to say that Easy Peasy 1.6 is "end of life" and unsupported, so it is unlikely (but entirely possible) you will find a solution to this problem.

I do not have experience with that particular hardware, but I used to own two different models of Atom netbook, and I never considered it an adequate platform for multimedia. You might be able to squeeze a little better performance out by disabling Compiz and/or using a lightweight windows manager (such as Openbox).

What TobiSGD says about your chip is interesting, I would listen because he has a lot of experience...
 
Old 11-18-2013, 04:06 AM   #4
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Sad to hear that...

Hi,and thank you both for your reply! I was surprised with the result. I thought that every machine is capable of collaborating with Linux (and that even that is better for the machine itself). But obviously not every graphic card is supported with this OS. Though I haven't met such a problem,and even older machines are with running Linux...Well in this case nothing stops me to do a little experiments and to try other distros and then put Win. So what would you say about Puppy,Damnsmall or Elementary Linux OS? Best wishes from me!
 
Old 11-18-2013, 12:35 PM   #5
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Looking at other people's reports on this problem, I don't hold out much hope. One person said "Even under Windows7 with the latest drivers it's unable to decode a 1080p video. Talking about 3D, it's just enough for Aero, and not very reactive. Youtube is unusable."

There's an additional problem that Ubuntu is not at its best with older or smaller computers. You don't want Compiz, either. I'd suggest something like the Xfce version of Mint, but Puppy might work.
 
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You should get the best results with distros using the newest kernel versions, so that you at least have the latest driver for this card. Other than that, avoid desktop environments or window managers that use 3D effects and compositing. Chrunchbang with Openbox should run somewhat acceptable, but I doubt that you will fix tearing issues or something like that.

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I thought that every machine is capable of collaborating with Linux (and that even that is better for the machine itself). But obviously not every graphic card is supported with this OS.
Hardware will only work with Linux as long it has driver support. Sadly, some companies don't have any incentive to support their hardware on Linux and PowerVR is one of them.
That is why you should always have a look at compatibility when buying new hardware intended to run Linux.
 
Old 11-19-2013, 05:06 AM   #7
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Ok,thank you very much,guys! The interesting is that this notebook was with installed Linpus Linux Lite...Can't understand why. I'll try with Linux Mint 13 (Maya) for now
 
  


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