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I'm running Catalyst version 11.1 with my AMD HD 6850 GPU. I've set up very basic and minimal X.Org config through gedit, because my card isn't fully supported by fglrx to auto-configure. As I predicted, the AMD Unsupported Hardware watermark came up. I used a special .sh script to remove it. However, I still can't resolve the video problem.

When I try to play videos via Totem, I get a black screen. While OpenGL works fine, YouTube videos and KMPlayer, Totem just can't render anything. I'm sure that has something to do with fglrx itself or with X.Org configuration. If you have any suggestions, I'd like to hear them.

Thanks in advance.

Linux ubuntu 2.6.35-25-generic #44-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jan 21 17:40:48 UTC 2011 i686 GNU/Linux

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Can you add the content of your X.Org conf? –  RolandiXor Apr 15 '11 at 16:19
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I don't have any fglrx compatible card, but did you tried turning of xv video acceleration? (might be somewhere in Catalyst manager)

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I tried adding these lines to my xorg.conf: ` Option "TexturedVideo" "on" Option "VideoOverlay" "off" Option "OpenGLOverlay" "off"` ...and it didn't work. I read here, that 6000 series doesn't support video acceleration, but I don't know how this is related to my problem. Thanks for the help, though. –  user10773 Feb 14 '11 at 13:20