Problems with video output
larryhartman50 at bellsouth.net
Sun Feb 18 00:46:46 UTC 2007
I recompiled the ATI 8.32.5 driver for the Linux 2.16.17-11-386 kernel and my
video display returned to normal use. I have seen folks on the Ubuntu forums
that appear to have problems with the ATI 8.33 driver. I don't yet know if
these issues refer to individual cases or is broadly platform dependent.
When I get more time to read up on these threads I will determine whether or
not to go the latest version.
On Friday 16 February 2007, O. Sinclair wrote:
> There is a script called Envy "out there" to install latest Nvidia or
> ATI. Now I would not recommend it for ATI Mobile Radeon (I got a severe
> problem) but it might work better for others.
> Larry Hartman wrote:
> > Apparently I am having problems with connecting my TV to S-Video port and
> > running ATI Bigdektop--worked before kernel update. HP dv8000 with ATI
> > Xpress 200M Zoom. Currently running 8.32.5 driver direct from ATI
> > website. I think I will attempt to recompile driver this weekend to see
> > if that fixes the issue.
> > On Friday 16 February 2007, Piero Ottuzzi wrote:
> >> Hi there,
> >> almost the same problem here :)
> >> Simple fix:
> >> sudo apt-get install linux-restricted-modules-common
> >> sudo apt-get install linux-restricted-modules-generic
> >> reboot
> >> enjoy!
> >> Bye
> >> Piero
> >> Alle 20:39, giovedì 15 febbraio 2007, Richard Crawford ha scritto:
> >>> My Kubuntu Edgy laptop has an ATI Radeon 9600 video card, which I've
> >>> been operating with the fglrxinfo driver under xorg. Up until earlier
> >>> this week, this laptop was great for watching movies on DVD under Xine,
> >>> for playing videos with the Democracy player, and so on.
> >>> Now, though, Xine drops frames like crazy, Democracy just hangs, and
> >>> OpenGL screensavers perform so slowly that I frequently think they've
> >>> simply frozen.
> >>> I have installed no software outside of the normal updates, which makes
> >>> me think that something that came through the pipe -- possibly the
> >>> newest kernel image? -- has broken my ability to watch smooth video.
> >>> I've tried reinstalling fglrx but that didn't do any good.
> >>> Can anyone help out?
> >>> --
> >>> Richard S. Crawford (http://www.mossroot.com)
> >>> "That which does not kill me makes me stranger."
> >>> -Llewellyn, from Ozy & Millie
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