Mint freezes watching videos [SOLVED]

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Mint freezes watching videos [SOLVED]

Postby cjpa on Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:13 pm

Hello!

I have recently installed the latest version of LinuxMint and I'm quite impressed with the result! It's amazing what you guys have done with it, congratulations!!

Yet, I am facing a quite annoying problem, whenever I play a video, from places like youtube and others similar, after a couple of minutes my pc just freezes...
I clicked on every combination of keys I could remember and the only thing that work is turning on and off the display, even the mouse is freezed.
One other thing I realized is that I don't have that problem watching videos from XBMC for example... I don't know if it has anything to do with the NVIDIA drivers, flash or if it has anything to do with caching the videos..
I am a bit lost here...

Can you suggest me something to find and correct this problem?

Thank you !
Last edited by cjpa on Fri Jul 11, 2014 6:02 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Mint freezes watching videos [SOLVED]

Postby cjpa on Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:58 pm

This problem was caused by the two graphics cards (hybrid) I have in my laptop, if anyone is having the same problem, the solution is installing software to manage this.
In my case I installed Bumblebee wich "allows you to run specific programs on the discrete graphic card, inside of an X session using the integrated graphic card. Works on Nvidia Optimus cards -- by Martin Juhl".


More information can be found here:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/hybrid_graphics

Thank you all and I am sorry for this post, but at the time I wasn't able to solve it.
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