Kaffeine problems - DVD and local avi

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Sun Feb 19 11:40:33 UTC 2006

On 2/19/06, Andy Choens <gunksta at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Thanks, Andy. The avi playback improved 100%. The DVD playback also
> > improved, but it is not 100% smooth. About once a second a frame stays
> > too long on the screen, which makes the movie very jerky. An
> > improvment, but still not 100% enjoyable to watch. Is there anything
> > else that I can do to improve performance?
> >
> > Thank you.
> >
> > Dotan
> > http://technology-sleuth.com/technical_answer/what_is_a_firewall.html
> >
> This surprises me.  Since you said it works on Windows, I think the
> problem is still in the DMA settings.  I would do a google search for
> other people using Linux on this laptop.  See if they have had this
> issue and what solutions they may have come up with.
> You could also look at hdparm's man page and see if there are some
> more tweaks to use.  See if it's using 32bit I/O etc.  I'm sure that's
> where the problem is, but I'm not too sure about any further
> specifics.  Have you tried the on-line Ubuntu forums?  I've gotten
> help there several times.
> Sorry my reply took so long.  I've been away from the computer.
> --andy

Thanks, Andy. It's not a laptop, rather a P4 desktop with 256MB RAM
and a Gforce video card. Googleing the problem led me to believe that
I need to install drivers for the video card. I still don't know how
to determine excactly what model it is, though (other than booting
into _that-other-os_ and checking).

Dotan Cohen

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