Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Laptop and Netbook
User Name
Linux - Laptop and Netbook Having a problem installing or configuring Linux on your laptop? Need help running Linux on your netbook? This forum is for you. This forum is for any topics relating to Linux and either traditional laptops or netbooks (such as the Asus EEE PC, Everex CloudBook or MSI Wind).


  Search this Thread
Old 03-12-2006, 07:35 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Nov 2003
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
Movie Playing Skips on Battery use

While playing video files from the hard drive and on my laptop battery power, the audio and video skips every time the hard drive is accessed. This doesn't occur while the laptop is plugged in to AC power.
I'm running Ubuntu 5.10, and have both laptop-mode and laptop-mode-tools installed. This activity seems to happen even when nothing is running but the video player (vlc, totem, mplayer), and even when laptop-mode is turned off with 'sudo laptop-mode stop'. Laptop is an eMachine 6805 with 768mg of ram and an 80gig hard drive. I can't seem to find any "cache" setting for the players to buffer the video stream while the hard drive is accessed. Any ideas??

Old 03-12-2006, 11:39 AM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Seymour, Indiana
Distribution: Distribution: RHEL 5 with Pieces of this and that. Kernel, KDE 3.5.8 and KDE 4.0 beta, Plu
Posts: 5,700

Rep: Reputation: 64
Might be related to some speed controlling program to reduce cpu speed on battery. Not sure what is installed in ubuntu.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[SOLVED] Movie DVDs: Backed up and playing too fast wmeler Linux - Software 4 05-12-2011 04:26 PM
help with mplayer(pink bar while playing a movie) jonniebigodes Linux - General 4 02-16-2006 12:52 PM
cd playing jumps and skips tracks hadoque Linux - Hardware 4 09-01-2004 03:54 AM
Playing a movie in Qt CuteBug Programming 0 04-28-2004 10:40 AM
annoying line when playing a movie ondrej.ilcik Linux - Software 0 01-29-2004 11:40 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Laptop and Netbook

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:10 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration