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Hi i tried all the video players in linux mint & in all i some frames get skipped & the video is not smooth why is that? in windows on ...
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    Video skips frames


    Hi
    i tried all the video players in linux mint
    & in all i some frames get skipped & the video is not smooth
    why is that?
    in windows on the same pc its smooth

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    It is the video driver. What video hardware do you have, and what driver are you running?
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
    core2dou
    1gb ram

    i installed the nvidia driver on xubuntu
    it didn't helped

    i tried to install on mint
    & after restart i could go back to x environment at all

    i ran this to install nvidia driver:

    sudo apt-get install nvidia-current

    sudo nvidia-xconfig

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    Well, I've never had good results with the proprietary drivers found in the repositories for Ubuntu/Mint etc. I always blacklist the nouveau driver (open source default nVidia driver for Linux) and install a driver downloaded from the nVidia web site directly for my hardware.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberman View Post
    Well, I've never had good results with the proprietary drivers found in the repositories for Ubuntu/Mint etc. I always blacklist the nouveau driver (open source default nVidia driver for Linux) and install a driver downloaded from the nVidia web site directly for my hardware.
    when i downloaded it & tried to install - after reboot i had black screen

    what i need to do exactly?

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    Boot into text mode (runlevel 3 on Red Hat and similar systems), and after logging in, run the startx command. If it gives errors and won't start, post them here. If it goes to a black screen again, let us know. FWIW, unless your video hardware or display are really weird, or (possible these days) you have a hybrid Intel / nVidia GPU set, then I have found that the problem has always been user error (configuration, etc). So, remove ENTIRELY, /etc/X11/xorg.conf, blacklist the nouveau driver, reinstall the nvidia driver. Then, run the command "startx". If the gui starts, then logout, and reboot. If "startx" doesn't work, post the error output here.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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