View Full Version : [ubuntu] Flash in Firefox really lag at Fullscreen

May 28th, 2009, 03:06 PM
I have an ATI X1900XT 512MB and youtube is really laggy when watching HD videos on Youtube.

Mark Phelps
May 28th, 2009, 03:57 PM
You didn't mention what Ubuntu version you're running, so I'm going to presume it's 9.04.

The latest restricted driver from AMD/ATI what works with your card (and mine) is Catalyst 9.3 -- but that won't work with the Xorg in 9.04 That requires Catalyst 9.4 or later -- which doesn't support our cards.

This means that like me (and lots of other folks), you're now stuck using the non-hardware-accelerated open source driver.

May 29th, 2009, 03:21 PM
Would there be a Linux/Unix distribution that wouldn't lag when using flash?

May 29th, 2009, 03:53 PM
Well Nvidia cards have less lag than ATI card in my experience. But there is still lag and other issues with watching flash videos or browsing flash intensive sites on linux. I normally wait for the whole video to load before playing it.