View Full Version : [ubuntu] no video only sound

August 30th, 2008, 02:57 PM
hello all, I was wondering if you could help me.
I have ubuntu on my new Elonex webbook, I can't play video.
I get sound but no picture.

I've spent the last day or so trying to fix it. I have installed Mplayer and gnome mplayer, i've derestricted the restricted codecs, but no joy.
The thumbnail of the video shows when it's an icon.
PS. it's an avi file

I know other people have had this problem, but I don't seem to be able to fix it.

Alan Bell
August 30th, 2008, 11:17 PM
hi there,
the problem is that the graphics drivers don't support the XV extension correctly although they say they do. You need to press alt+F2 and run gstreamer-properties and on the output plugin tell it not to use XV. More details available on the webbook blog (http://webbookblog.com/?p=44)