ATI X1400 card causes constant flickering

Alain Muls alain.muls at
Sat Jan 3 14:11:47 UTC 2009

On Friday 02 January 2009 17:39:47 ubuntu-users-request at 
> Alain Muls said the following on 01/02/2009 08:24 AM:
> > I have a DELL Inspiron 9400 with a ATI/X1400 graphics card.
> > ubuntu 8.10 installed the restricted drivers for this card, but it is
> > constantly flickering when looking at a movie/DVD or when running
> > application based on OpenGL, such as tuxracer, torcs and google-earth.
> This is a known problem with the fglrx blob.  If you want to use it
> without flickering, you must turn compiz off.  Maybe AMD will come out
> with a better blob in 2009.
> regards,

I use KDE4.2beta and had the desktop effects enabled. After turning them off, 
I can now work with googleearth etc.

It is though a pity that one can not use this together with the desktop 
effects. I really liked the cover switch and the dim non active windows.


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