Just installed Mint 4.0 on my new Dell M1330 laptop, and I only have one issue left outstanding.
I experience tearing ( horizontal bands of picture move at different speeds ) during video playback when the picture pans from side to side.
My Mint is fully updated and I used Envy to install NVidia drivers ( this laptop has an 128MB 8400M GS video card ).
The problem occurs with both an x264 video in an MKV container, and an XviD video in an avi container, and occurs in all the media players I have tried so far i.e. Totem, MPlayer ( and SMPlayer ) and VLC. The material is at a 23.976 framerate, in case that is relevant.
Interestingly I get no tearing at all during desktop manipulation - I can throw windows around and it is all perfectly smooth.
I am still quite new to this game, so I haven't been able to find where I can tweak my Nvidia drivers. The only thing I have seen so far with my setup which looks kind of "wrong" is the fact that the only refresh rate offered for my laptop screen in the dropdown is 50HZ, but in Windows, my other machine offers 60 and 75HZ as well.
Any help gratefully received.