I have a computer that is a year or so old. It has a Core i5 with onboard Intel HD Graphics 2000. I know it doesn't have a video card and onboard video sucks, etc...But it should still be able to play videos fullscreen without tearing.
I loaded Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon on it a few days ago. I absolutely love the OS so far except for this one issue. Videos whether streamed from YouTube or Played from VLC locally have some bad screen tearing going on. I don't think there are any intel video drivers I could download as I tried and it said there are none compatible for my OS and my Intel HD Graphics 2000, so I'm just using the default ones that linux mint automatically used.
I read online to do the following...
I've added those two lines to /etc/environment and rebooted. It seemed to help a little, but I'm still getting some tearing. The tearing seems the worst or most noticeable when the videos are fullscreen.
I've heard some people saying to disable compositing? I've heard some people say to use https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Compton
I just feel like there should be a way to fix this just using Cinnamon...or is this a bug in the software?
Note: I don't get screen tearing with Windows 7, but I enjoy using and playing with Ubuntu and Linux Mint.
Please Help, Thanks.