video problem

Han Pilmeyer pilux at
Tue Oct 12 14:07:47 UTC 2010

On Mon, 2010-10-11 at 21:10 -0600, Brian Hazelton wrote:

> I am running a fresh install of 10.10 and am having a slight problem. My
> computer is doing great, except every 30seconds - 1 minute, the video
> skips for about a quarter of a second even if the processor is not at
> full demand. It happens even if no programs are running. I have a dell
> inspiron 6000, 1.73ghz proc, and 1gig ram, intel 915gm graphic card
> Any help would be great even if it is just to tell me it is because my
> computer is pretty old.

I googled for this yesterday and found that this is a fairly common
problem. It appears to be related to Intel and NVidia graphics chips.
Some say that it is related to "screen effects" such as Compiz. It's
probably not related to the age of the system. I see this myself on a
fairly new laptop with ATI graphics. It's most visible in vlc, but I see
it with others too. mplayer seems to do the best job at the moment.
People have also indicated that sounds is affected as well and in fact I
noticed that sounds played through aplay is bad. Flash (through Youtube
works fine for me.

Note that for me (and others) there were no problems with 10.04. This is
new behavior for 10.10.

I hope this helps. We should probably all subscribe to the launchpad bug
for this. Unfortunately I don't have the bug number available at the
Han Pilmeyer
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