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Postby stripe on Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:10 am

Hi all

was not sure were to post this, please move if needed

running lmde 64bit mate desktop update pack4, amd athlon quad core 2800mhz cpu, 8gb ddr3 ram, nvidia GTS-450 graphics card

have installed the nvidia 295.20 driver using the following commands:

#sudo apt-get install nvidia-kernel-dkms nvidia-glx build-essential nvidia-settings nvidia-xconfig
then
# sudo nvidia-xconfig

the video playback is 1st class (including flash) but I am still suffering screen tearing on the desktop, opening and closing the update manager for example. Anybody have any ideas?

cheers
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Re: graphics issues

Postby caf4926 on Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:36 am

Have you enabled desktop effects at all.
It's disabled by default I think

What I mean is, if you have turned it on, try taking it off again
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Re: graphics issues

Postby stripe on Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:42 am

thanks caf4926

sorry, my bad, I forgot to mention that it makes no difference if the gnome compositing is enabled or disabled.
(am going to try cinnamon to see if that is the same)

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edited to add: its just the same in cinnamon, it seems to happen when the screen is darkening/lightening (when opening or closing a root login interface)
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