video problem

Mike McGinn mikemcginn at
Tue Oct 12 07:07:17 UTC 2010

I had the same problem and I added a repository that fixed it. I can't figure 
out which one right now, but if you google "10.04 display flicker" it should 
point you in the right direction. 
The repo might be "http://ppa.launchpad.netubintu-x-swat/updates ubuntu lucid 
You basically have to update the Intel drivers. This seems to be a recurring 
theme with Ubuntu. Makes me wonder why I bother.


On Tuesday, October 12, 2010 01:59:44 Christopher Chan wrote:
> On Tuesday, October 12, 2010 01:47 PM, Brian Hazelton wrote:
> > i did a vmstat 1 and i did get some numbers around 60 when i opened or
> > closed a prog, other than that nothing outragous, i was able to play
> > chromium without the glitch.
> > parole plays movies without the glitch as well, i am thinking it is just
> > vlc that is screwing things up.
> Ah, well the vlc packagers might like to get a bug report on it then.
> Enjoy your lappie for a few more years!
> > On Tue, 2010-10-12 at 13:29 +0800, Christopher Chan wrote:
> >> On Tuesday, October 12, 2010 01:15 PM, Brian Hazelton wrote:
> >>> flash is a little more glitchy, but my graphics card(integrated) is a
> >>> pos so i dont expect flash to play well.
> >> 
> >> 2006...I suppose Intel chipsets from time do not help with video
> >> decoding...but your laptop should be able to play less strenuous
> >> encodings like mpeg. How about also trying something like Chromium (the
> >> game) and see whether you get that quarter second pause.
> >> 
> >> It would be nice to also run 'vmstat 1' in a terminal and see whether
> >> the numbers will correlate to the pauses or not. If the last number (wa
> >> column) shoots from 0 to some high number, then we can also try using
> >> atop to see if we can find a culprit that always shows up with you get
> >> the pause.
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