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Old 08-11-2015, 04:48 PM   #1
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Video stuttering in Peppermint Six

I have just installed Peppermint Six instead of Mint 13. When I use VLC videos stutter (either DVD or from file). I suspect is it s driver issue, but I am relatively new to Linux, so advice would be appreciated (other than returning to Mint 13!).

I also noticed that Xorg started using 98-100% CPU when trying to play a video.

I also post inxi return in case it is useful.


System: Host: targa Kernel: 3.16.0-45-generic i686 (32 bit, gcc: 4.8.2) Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Six
Machine: Mobo: ASUSTek model: M2NPV-VM version: 1.xx Bios: Phoenix version: ASUS M2NPV-VM 0202 date: 09/22/2006
CPU: Dual core AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB flags: (lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 svm) bmips: 4018.08
Clock Speeds: 1: 1000.00 MHz 2: 1000.00 MHz
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA C51PV [GeForce 6150] bus-ID: 00:05.0
X.Org: 1.16.0 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1440x900@59.9hz
GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on NV4E GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 10.3.2 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card-1: NVIDIA MCP51 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:10.1
Card-2: Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 driver: USB Audio usb-ID: 001-003
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.16.0-45-generic
Network: Card: NVIDIA MCP51 Ethernet Controller driver: forcedeth port: c800 bus-ID: 00:14.0
IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 351.9GB (10.8% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: ST3320820AS size: 320.1GB
2: id: /dev/sdb model: Name n/a size: 31.9GB
Partition: ID: / size: 291G used: 36G (13%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 3.19GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID: No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 26.0C mobo: 37.0C
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 876 sys-1: 0
Info: Processes: 164 Uptime: 53 min Memory: 611.3/3002.5MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.4
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.11) inxi: 1.9.17
Old 08-11-2015, 05:00 PM   #2
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I fought with "stuttering" for months,... but mine was evident whenever playing .flac -- via Audacious, Banshee, VLC -- no matter,-- after a while the stystem would start to stutter-- I called it "The Jitters" : response to inputs -- particularly mouse signals -- was always lethargic . my Firefox was lethargic attempting to scroll.

I have now switched back to using a Behringer UFO202 USB connected DAC . since the switch back the stuttering has not re-curred . I have not reverted to the on-board DAC to try to recreate the problem; to get a positive on the culprit,-- but: I am also using an ASUS motherbnoard ( M5A88-M ) with the on-board Realtec DAC

system now works fine with either pulse audio or with ALSA

the Behringer can be had at Amazon for about thirty bucks

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Old 08-13-2015, 04:31 AM   #3
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Sorted problem by installing propritory driver from Software Manager, having found which driver to use from nvidia webpage.


peppermint, video driver

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