13.04 video problems

Nio Wiklund nio.wiklund at gmail.com
Tue May 14 05:43:07 UTC 2013

On 2013-05-14 03:51, Lee Gold wrote:
> Hi,
> Just installed 13.04 and then mediabuntu.  I have a video rendering
> problem.
> Watching DVDs the colors are wrong - much to saturated and orange,
> Watching flash on youtube on FF - it's unusable, broken, the vid renders
> as a
> tiny cube with distored colors.
> Is it a  driver problem? Is there a way to check for proprietary drivers
> for my chip? I'm using the integrated intel video on the motherboard.
> There's also an Nvidia card in a pci slot I can switch to. I suspect the
> nvidia card would work better, but I'd like to try fixing the intel
> chip's rendering if it's possible. Is this a known issue? Is there a
> fix? Thanks.
> $ lspci 
> 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE/PE DRAM
> Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 01)
> 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation
> 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 01)
> 00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM
> (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
> 00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM
> (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
> 00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM
> (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
> 00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2
> EHCI Controller (rev 01)
> 00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 81)
> 00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) LPC
> Interface Bridge (rev 01)
> 00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DB (ICH4) IDE Controller
> (rev 01)
> 00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M)
> SMBus Controller (rev 01)
> 00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM
> (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
> 01:04.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX
> 5200] (rev a1)
> - - - - - 
Hi Lee,

I have the same problem as you and Aere with the intel graphics in an
old IBM Thinkcentre (where my son is playing PC games in Windows XP).
The new Ubuntu (13.04) version of the intel graphics driver does not
support such old intel graphics chips properly.

The problem with bad colours you describe would happen *sometimes* also
with 12.04, but with 13.04 it happens *always*. I suspect that the video
is downgraded to 256 colours.

Best regards

More information about the Lubuntu-users mailing list