flickering screen

Jim mickeyboa at sbcglobal.net
Sat Dec 13 23:30:41 UTC 2008

Kevin B. O'Brien wrote:
> Embarq Customer wrote:
>> Dear All,
>> I have a flickering screen when I play back videos on both VLC and Movie player.
>> I have switched off the desktop effects following a suggestion on this forum. (I can't remember who suggested it, but thanks for the tip.)
>> I downloaded Gnome last week to see if the problem would occur in a different environment. The screen flickers at about the same rate.
>> Does anyone have any further ideas?
>> I use a nvidea ATI 1300 radeon graphics card, I would be willing to pull it out if it will stop the flickering.
>> Thanks in advance
> I have had the same problem. When I first installed Kubuntu 8.10 on a 
> brand new machine, I had flickering on everything, but installing the 
> Nvidia driver cleared that up. But then I started to have problems of 
> flickering only on video playback.
> My first solution was to reboot, then I found that I only needed to log 
> out and log back in.
> Today I discovered that closing Amarok cleared it up. I have no idea why 
> that works. I got there by happenstance, in that I was watching Miro, 
> then opened Amarok, and after listening to music for about an hour, went 
> back to Miro and observed the flickering was back. Since I knew that the 
> *only* thing I had done in between wathcing with no flickering and 
> having the flickering come back was listen to music on Amarok, I closed 
> Amarok, and the flickering went away.
> I don't know if this will help you, but this is what I have found so far.
> Regards,
What can happen when a screen flickers the resolution is to high for the 
monitor to take, set it at 1024x768
and see what happens

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