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  1. Re: NVIDIA: Movie playback leading to higher and higher CPU usage

    Thanks papibe,
    I at first thought you referred to a setting configuring the vdpau-driver, but later reread and understood you meant a VLC-setting.
    I ticked that setting and it seems to be as it...
  2. Re: NVIDIA: Movie playback leading to higher and higher CPU usage

    I cleaned the fan, but there was not much dust... of course, most technical specs say humidity should be somewhere between 10% and 90%, so I fear I can't blame the manufacturer. I put some...
  3. Re: NVIDIA: Movie playback leading to higher and higher CPU usage

    I watched a movie yesterday and managed now to analyze in more depth:
    During the movie playback:


    CPU load starts at around 25 % for totem, the rest of programs together <10%
    GPU temperature...
  4. Re: NVIDIA: Movie playback leading to higher and higher CPU usage

    Thanks also, SeijiSensei

    I will try to download it and test, but I hope it is not too big, as internet where I live is not exactly speedy. I will come back with more info then.
  5. Re: NVIDIA: Movie playback leading to higher and higher CPU usage

    Thanks Dedoimedo, I will try that - just, I'm not a real linux crack.
    I know how to use top or sysmon to check on CPU and Memory consumption. Disk usage I did not consider important, but is a good...
  6. NVIDIA: Movie playback leading to higher and higher CPU usage

    Problem description:

    I use a four year old laptop as a media center to playback movies on my TV Screen. It shows fine at the beginning, but after about 20 or 30 minutes the movie starts to stutter...
  7. [SOLVED] Re: Installing Ubuntu on Laptop without Batteries fails

    Problem solved!

    - Installed precise amd64 in a virtual machine with almost the same HD size as my old Laptop.
    - used cloneZilla iso and a memory stick to get an image from the virtual machine
    -...
  8. [SOLVED] Re: Installing Ubuntu on Laptop without Batteries fails

    Thanks, a great idea! will test that soon and write about the result.
  9. [SOLVED] Re: Installing Ubuntu on Laptop without Batteries fails

    Thanks for the input. As I have mentioned above, prompted by spideryada, I tried now as well with an i386 Precise CD - same result.
    Naturally, the laptop is dependent on (uninterrupted) AC Power -...
  10. [SOLVED] Re: Installing Ubuntu on Laptop without Batteries fails

    A valid point - although it is not that old, its a Lenovo N500 bought in 2008.

    Anyway I just tested again with Ubuntu 12.04.1 i386 Live CD. The Live System starts without problem, then...
  11. [SOLVED] Re: Installing Ubuntu on Laptop without Batteries fails

    No ideas? :(
  12. [SOLVED] Installing Ubuntu on Laptop without Batteries fails

    I recently received an old laptop from a friend which I want to use for my kids. The battery was thrown away because it did not work anymore. However, I plan to use it connected to power all the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Acer Aspire 4820TG TimelineX Thread

    Thanks Trevino, Skype works now as well with internal microphone!

    @RavnesKrag: Why does it not make sense to use this laptop with 32bit OS? (Well, at least it is delivered with W7 32bit).
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    [ubuntu] Bought Acer Aspire 4820TG TimelineX as well

    Nice laptop indeed!

    Did not even bother to look at the preinstalled W7 on it, instead installed Lucid (fully encrypted, with the alternate installer)

    Then I did encounter some problems, some of...
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