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Slow video with i915 chipset on Dell Latitude D610

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Slow video with i915 chipset on Dell Latitude D610

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Post by philmulley » Tue May 12, 2015 6:45 pm

I've been keeping my antique Dell laptop going with various linux distros for many years but I'm having an issue running MX-14 on it, the video suffers from a lot of stuttering and tearing. I get the full screen resolution on the laptop but video even using VLC rather than a browser is horribly slow. I have tried all sorts of remedies after googling the issue but have had no luck. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Re: Slow video with i915 chipset on Dell Latitude D610

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Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Tue May 12, 2015 7:41 pm

Try installing the MX Codecs
Start->MX Tools->Codecs Downloader
Restart and try vlc again.

And Welcome philmulley! :welcome:

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Re: Slow video with i915 chipset on Dell Latitude D610

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Post by Stevo » Tue May 12, 2015 7:55 pm

Some have seen poor performance with our backports Intel driver on older chips. Try downgrading to the stock wheezy version.

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$ apt-cache policy xserver-xorg-video-intel
xserver-xorg-video-intel:
  Installed: 2:2.21.15-2~bpo70+1
  Candidate: 2:2.21.15-2~bpo70+1
  Version table:
 *** 2:2.21.15-2~bpo70+1 0
        800 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-backports/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     2:2.19.0-6 0
        800 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy/main amd64 Packages
So we want "2:2.19.0-6" installed.

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su -c 'aptitude install xserver-xorg-video-intel=2:2.19.0-6'
Then you can pin the package to the wheezy version in Synaptic, so it won't appear as an upgrade.

You can also force downgrade the package in Synaptic, if you prefer that GUI.

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Re: Slow video with i915 chipset on Dell Latitude D610

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Post by philmulley » Wed May 13, 2015 3:49 am

mmikeinsantarosa wrote:Try installing the MX Codecs
Start->MX Tools->Codecs Downloader
Restart and try vlc again.

And Welcome philmulley! :welcome:

mike
Thanks so much for your suggestion, Mike. Sadly I already have the MX Codecs installed.

Phil

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Re: Slow video with i915 chipset on Dell Latitude D610

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Post by philmulley » Wed May 13, 2015 3:51 am

Stevo wrote:Some have seen poor performance with our backports Intel driver on older chips. Try downgrading to the stock wheezy version.

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$ apt-cache policy xserver-xorg-video-intel
xserver-xorg-video-intel:
  Installed: 2:2.21.15-2~bpo70+1
  Candidate: 2:2.21.15-2~bpo70+1
  Version table:
 *** 2:2.21.15-2~bpo70+1 0
        800 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-backports/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     2:2.19.0-6 0
        800 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy/main amd64 Packages
So we want "2:2.19.0-6" installed.

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su -c 'aptitude install xserver-xorg-video-intel=2:2.19.0-6'
Then you can pin the package to the wheezy version in Synaptic, so it won't appear as an upgrade.

You can also force downgrade the package in Synaptic, if you prefer that GUI.
Thanks for your suggestion, I'll give it a try and post again with the results.

P

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Re: Slow video with i915 chipset on Dell Latitude D610

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Post by MX-tester » Wed May 13, 2015 4:34 am

Can you increase the cache size(?), (usually helps video playback).

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Re: Slow video with i915 chipset on Dell Latitude D610

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Post by philmulley » Wed May 13, 2015 7:03 pm

Stevo: your suggestion hit the nail on the head......so much better with the older driver.

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Re: Slow video with i915 chipset on Dell Latitude D610

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Post by philmulley » Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:41 pm

As a brief postscript to this topic, I installed MX-15 on the same laptop and all the video issues have gone away with this release (along with many other minor bugs).

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Re: Slow video with i915 chipset on Dell Latitude D610

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Post by KernSpy » Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:56 pm

philmulley wrote:As a brief postscript to this topic, I installed MX-15 on the same laptop and all the video issues have gone away with this release (along with many other minor bugs).
Glad to hear you got it all worked out .. philmulley. I think that is the same chipset / video that my Acer Aspire uses. I use mx-15 on it and haven't had any video problems. Cheers! :smile:
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Re: Slow video with i915 chipset on Dell Latitude D610

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Post by philmulley » Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:35 am

A second postscript to my first postscript.....I've now installed again on the same D610 laptop: this time with MX-16.1: and everything works fine. I put the newer 4 series kernel on (instead of the default 3.16 that you get with the 32 bit install) and there were no issues there either: although it didn't improve the video performance as I'd hoped.

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