View Full Version : [ubuntu] static, strobing, epilepsy? Media player fine tuning

March 25th, 2009, 02:48 PM
static, strobe-like flashes pushing me toward epileptic fit. Got great help yesterday with getting media players to work. Of many tried, vlc is best, yet still too much flickering. I have HP Laptop, Ati card and 8.10, Tweak the hardware, the software? thanks in advance..

March 25th, 2009, 05:23 PM
When do the flashes happen?

March 25th, 2009, 09:02 PM
oh, hmn. Hard to say. Under normal viewing. Can't really ascertain a pattern or anything, but they seem dispersed throughout, not with particular, stabil frequency. A flickering that gets more pronounced - perhaps cause everything gets bigger - when I hook up to the TV. Processer stuff? card stuff? software stuff is beyond me, but maybe this is a known phenomenon?

March 25th, 2009, 10:52 PM
Try asking on http://www.phoronix.com/forums/, its the place for linux experts. Plus ati emlployees frequent there sometimes.

I haven't heard about this so I can't help

March 26th, 2009, 06:45 AM
same problem here

looks like ati and ubuntu 8.10 don't work like they should.