Burster Plugin in Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit

This is a little report on running the blender3d burster plugin in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 64-bit.  It runs, but has an annoying flickering problem.

Here’s the video: test-0000 This is an 8mb mpeg4/divx file captured with xvidcap.

The image flickers with any blend file.  The flickering shows a “background” of what was on the screen before pressing play, or as you can see in the video, if you switch browser tabs and then go back again, the background of the flicker is the contents of the previous tab.

Here’s my video card information from the `lspci -v` command:

01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS880 [Radeon HD 4200]
	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2ab1
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 27
	Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
	I/O ports at d000 [size=256]
	Memory at fe8f0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
	Memory at fe900000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M]
	Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
	Capabilities: [a0] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable+
	Kernel driver in use: fglrx_pci
	Kernel modules: fglrx, radeon

It is an integrated video card.  Everything else works nicely, i.e. blender3d and any/all other 3d apps that I run.

Another interesting thing I noted, is that before I installed the burster plugin, the google chrome browser surprisingly did support the burster demos.  Some of them don’t work right, I suspect it’s the fact that some are made with the 2.4x blender which isn’t supported by whichever blender binary is incorporated into google chrome.

And, speaking of google chrome, it is not the only browser that shows the flickering problem.  Firefox does the same.  (However, firefox did not have secret built-in blender support like chrome seems to.)

Any questions, suggestions, or comments are welcome.


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