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Second problem of the day. I'm outdoing myself! I have this problem with playing videos on my computer. The video is really jumpy and it's pretty much unwatchable. I went ...
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    Bad video quality


    Second problem of the day. I'm outdoing myself!

    I have this problem with playing videos on my computer. The video is really jumpy and it's pretty much unwatchable.

    I went on google and found that common problems of this were:
    1). The computer not have enough resources.
    2). Graphics card problems.

    My problem definitely isn't number one. I ran 28 days later on vlc media player whilst I was running gnome system monitor. On both processors I was using around 10-15% and I was only running around 300MB of Ram out of a possible 2GB.

    So my problem has got to be my video card.

    I have an ATI Radeon 9250 128MB graphics card. I found the drivers here:

    ATI Proprietary Linux x86_64 Display Driver 8.28.8 For Intel® EM64T and AMD64 Platform Architecture

    Which drivers do I use?

    I can't run the check.sh file. I get this error (i've blanked my name out of the terminal):

    ______@Project-Hollywood ~/Downloads $ sh check.sh
    -e ================================================== ===================
    -e ATI Technologies
    -e ================================================== ===================
    You are either not running this script from the console
    or simply do not have console ownership. Requirement failed.
    Unable to determine XFree86 Version. Stopping now.

    and I get the same problem when I run it as a "su".

    Anyone have any ideas?

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    Here's an update.

    I downloaded the first one and tried running it. Here's what I got:


    Project-Hollywood Downloads # sh ./ati-driver-installer-8.28.8.run
    Creating directory fglrx-install
    Verifying archive integrity... All good.
    Uncompressing ATI Proprietary Linux Driver-8.28.8............................................ .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .........................
    -e ==================================================
    -e ATI Technologies Linux Driver Installer/Packager
    -e ==================================================
    Detected configuration:
    Architecture: i686 (32-bit)
    X Server: unable to detect
    Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install

    Does anyone know how to get the thing to run?

    I was running it as su so that isn't the problem.

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    It turns out perseverance pays off!

    For anyone else with this problem, download this: ATI Catalyst

    ...then run sh ./the-name-of-the-file.run

    Works like a charm!

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