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    leonpmu: yes DMA is enabled for the drive (at least i think it was-the laptop has since been stripped of its casing and put into a more appropriate box as a server)
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    Running debian here, and xine has always seemed to play well. And I don't have 3d acceleration enabled.

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    If a video application is skipping using xv or some other video overlay and trying to use X11 directly then it's going to be slow. Try forcing xv (xine -V Xv and mplayer -vo xv IIRC) and see if that helps.

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    Don't be cheap, buy a graphic card. Anything would do it, a "good" one is under $50
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    yeah... you can get a second-hand nvidia one --- and use opengl as the graphics. its very good....
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    You guys are prescribing that he buy a video card? How can you be sure that is his problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sepero
    You guys are prescribing that he buy a video card? How can you be sure that is his problem?
    heh, good question. well it isn't 3d-acceleration for sure... 3d has nothing to do with video playback of movies, etc.

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    thanks everyone. i dont have access to the pc right now, but i will check after a few weeks with the xorg.conf settings and other things.

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    Try running `xine-check` from the commandline and post your output.

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    I've done Debian on my PII 400Mhz and video plays back better for me in linux. I'm using Xfree86 though (I'm in Debian Stable). If ur having trouble with sound in other places (XMMS, etc) It might be sounds is being processed incorrectly. It happened to me on my AMD machine. If your using a GUI, under the kcontol panel look under sound and see if hardware accleration is on. I turned it off and video plays smooth now on my AMD. Good luck!
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    solved!

    i got an SiS 315pro for cheap, and it works great with the X open source drivers. cpu usage is around 20% (compared to 100% before) and no skipping!

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    What was your audio card before?

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    its the same audio card, the fm801 chipset with ALSA

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    Oh sorry. I meant, what was your video card before?

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    cheap card with the s3 savage chipset, with the 'savage' x driver

    btw: bootsplash/framebuffer now works with this new card

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