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alabuntu
August 13th, 2010, 01:20 PM
Hi people...
I love Ubuntu so much but when my previous graphic card passed away a technicien installed on my desktop an Ati Radeon 9550, my question is what I have to do to watch smooth videos in streaming?
thanks

mrgs
August 13th, 2010, 05:20 PM
Since the problem is streaming, are you sure that the graphic card and not the band width is to blame?

alabuntu
August 27th, 2010, 03:07 PM
yes sure...now I am in dual boot windows 7 and ubuntu lucid and the situation is slightly improved but not enough to be satisfied

mrgs
August 27th, 2010, 09:19 PM
Please post the output of


hwinfo --gfxcard

Zirts
August 27th, 2010, 10:11 PM
Having this card too, the 128MB one.

Videos play fine if they are not on some super HD+++++ mode, but if you want to play games, then things are really f**ked up.

You get about 10FPS or less in Doom3 Linux native client with everything set to minimum and with a lot of manual tweaks in doom3.conf.

alabuntu
August 29th, 2010, 05:21 PM
Please post the output of


hwinfo --gfxcard
hwinfo --gfxcard
22: PCI 100.0: 0300 VGA compatible controller (VGA)
[Created at pci.318]
UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_1002_4153
Unique ID: VCu0.djvGTZQg_lF
Parent ID: vSkL.i8os9252y4E
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.0
SysFS BusID: 0000:01:00.0
Hardware Class: graphics card
Model: "ATI RV350 AS"
Vendor: pci 0x1002 "ATI Technologies Inc"
Device: pci 0x4153 "RV350 AS"
SubVendor: pci 0x174b "PC Partner Limited"
SubDevice: pci 0x0810
Driver: "radeon"
Driver Modules: "drm"
Memory Range: 0xe0000000-0xefffffff (rw,prefetchable)
I/O Ports: 0xd800-0xd8ff (rw)
Memory Range: 0xbf800000-0xbf80ffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
Memory Range: 0xdffe0000-0xdfffffff (ro,prefetchable,disabled)
IRQ: 16 (8852 events)
I/O Ports: 0x3c0-0x3df (rw)
Module Alias: "pci:v00001002d00004153sv0000174Bsd00000810bc03sc00 i00"
Driver Info #0:
XFree86 v4 Server Module: radeon
Driver Info #1:
XFree86 v4 Server Module: radeon
3D Support: yes
Extensions: dri
Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #10 (PCI bridge)

23: PCI 100.1: 0380 Display controller
[Created at pci.318]
UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_1002_4173
Unique ID: NXNs.ed7ZMribTR3
Parent ID: vSkL.i8os9252y4E
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.1
SysFS BusID: 0000:01:00.1
Hardware Class: graphics card
Model: "ATI RV350 AS [Radeon 9550] (Secondary)"
Vendor: pci 0x1002 "ATI Technologies Inc"
Device: pci 0x4173 "RV350 AS [Radeon 9550] (Secondary)"
SubVendor: pci 0x174b "PC Partner Limited"
SubDevice: pci 0x0811
Memory Range: 0xc0000000-0xcfffffff (rw,prefetchable)
Memory Range: 0xbf000000-0xbf00ffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
Module Alias: "pci:v00001002d00004173sv0000174Bsd00000811bc03sc80 i00"
Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #10 (PCI bridge)

Primary display adapter: #22

mrgs
August 29th, 2010, 07:04 PM
You are using the open source 'radeon' driver, and according to this
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1545344
you should not try to change that.

More here:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RadeonDriver

If you can wait a little more than a month, you will have the option of trying Ubuntu 10.10. There is a lot of attention on this problem, so maybe we will see an improvement.

mrgs
August 29th, 2010, 07:12 PM
By the way: As far as I know (somebody please correct me, if I am wrong here) Ubuntu 8.04 uses the last available closed source drivers from ATI. You could give this one a try.

Mark Phelps
August 31st, 2010, 02:33 PM
By the way: As far as I know (somebody please correct me, if I am wrong here) Ubuntu 8.04 uses the last available closed source drivers from ATI.

+1 That is correct.

Furthermore, Ubuntu versions newer than that use a newer Xserver version that is incompatible with the older, legacy ATI drivers.

So, you can't run the older drivers on the newer Ubuntu versions due to that incompatibility.

realzippy
August 31st, 2010, 02:37 PM
Or ask your "technician" to replace the ATI card with a NVIDIA card....he might not knew that it is a bad idea to run
old ATI cards on newer linux OS...