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bigfatgeek 04-13-2008 05:51 AM

Slow Streaming Video in Slackware Current
I have been living with this for a while, and tried many times to find an answer, unsuccessfully.

Video streams - from YouTube or anywhere - are very choppy with Slackware Current and Firefox. Here's what I think I know:
  1. It's not the network; I have Debian on another partition, and it works perfectly there, with the same nVidia module.
  2. It's not Flash, I have the latest driver installed.

Any help is appreciated... Thank you.

My Video Card - GeForce2 MX400 (PCI)
nVidia driver - NVIDIA-Linux-x86-96.43.05-pkg1
Monitor - LG Flatron L196WTQ (19" Widescreen)

The guts of my xorg.conf:


Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen" 0 0
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"

Section "Module"
Load "glx"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "auto"
Option "ZaxisMapping" "4 5"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"

Section "Device"

Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Driver "nvidia"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Configured Video Device"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1440x900"

marrowsuck 04-13-2008 06:29 AM

I have the same problem.

I have also the latest flash.
My videocard is a Radeon Mobility 7500.
I think the problem occurred with a package from the changelog from Wed Apr 9 or Fri Apr 11.

marrowsuck 04-14-2008 10:53 AM

ok, seems to be as "flash player" is the problem.
i just installed an older version and everything works fine.
version 9r489 worked for me.

bigfatgeek 04-15-2008 07:18 PM

I considered an older Flash, but I ran in to some sites that insisted on the latest version, as well as a Twitter plugin on my blog. I guess everything is give and take. Thanks for responding...

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