View Full Version : [kubuntu] Kubuntu 8.10 Video playback problems

January 19th, 2009, 09:20 AM
I'm currently running Kubuntu 8.10 on an IBM Thinkpad R51, and am unable to watch videos (with the exception of YouTube, etc). Whenever I try to watch a video file, or play a DVD, I end up with a "blinking" black screen. The system becomes completely unresponsive - Ctrl + Alt + Backspace will not reboot KDM, and Ctrl + Alt + F1-F6 will not change to vtys.

Here's some probably useful information.

VGA = 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)

name of display: :0.0
version number: 11.0
vendor string: The X.Org Foundation
vendor release number: 10502000
X.Org version: 1.5.2

This has happened with Dragon, VLC, Totem, Xine, and Mplayer