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Ati drivers, video

Postby longlivethebestos on Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:47 am

I have an Ati Radeon 1650 pro 512mb AGP and I have installed the Ati drivers in order to use the nice features of Mint KDE.

Everything except the video works fine. This is really anoying when I want to watch a video.

What happens is the video flickers constantly and makes any video UN-watchable, however when I put it to full screen the flickering stops. I don't want to have to go full screen every time I want to watch a video. Youtube and sites like that works fine.

I know this as when I disable the driver I can watch the video, but I cant use effects or play any games and I don't want to be disabling every time I want to watch a video.


Any suggestions? Is it because I have an AGP graphics card?

Thanks

BTW, here are the rest of my PC specs:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ @ 2.2Ghz
2GB DDR 400 Ram @ 440Mhz
500gb Hard Drive
MSI K8n-NEO2F Motherboard (Not 100% sure)
ATi Radeon 1650 pro 512mb AGP
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Re: Ati drivers, video

Postby Boo on Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:51 pm

it is not agp an problem, it is a driver problem.
i would check out the ati website and see if there is a newer driver.
or it may be that an older dirver may be better, they may have got slack and are not supporting agp as best they could.

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Re: Ati drivers, video

Postby longlivethebestos on Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:08 pm

Boo wrote:it is not agp an problem, it is a driver problem.
i would check out the ati website and see if there is a newer driver.
or it may be that an older dirver may be better, they may have got slack and are not supporting agp as best they could.

Boo



"Note: In order to use the fglrx internal AGP support, you have to make
sure that the kernel agpgart support is not active (i.e. it is not compiled
into the kernel and the kernel modules are not loaded). If the fglrx kernel
module detects that the kernel agpgart support is active, it will automatically
use that even if its internal AGP support is requested in order to
avoid conflicts that can cause problems under some circumstances."

I found this in the driver release notes, looks like AGP after all. How do I do what it is saying?

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Re: Ati drivers, video

Postby Boo on Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:43 pm

listing active modules in a terminal.
lsmod
or use
lsmod | grep agpgart

to stop modules loading edit the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist and add the line:
blacklist agpgart

and make sure it is not in /etc/modules.

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