xrhstaras wrote:I have an nvidia gts-250 graphics card that can play in full resolution 1920-1080 all the new games on full quality on windows
and i have TEARING on video playback !!! .....when i dont use compiz !
When i use compiz i dont have tearing BUT it sucks so much that i have the 1/3 of the fps and bad performance on games !!
i dont care much about gaming i'm just dissapointed that compiz eats so many resources for no reason at all ! Its programmed badly ! i hate loosing resources for no reason !
I tried every window manager ! i tried the newest nvidia driver that linuxmint/ubuntu suggests , i tried the newest driver from the xswat repository i tried everything and still i have tearing !! (dont ask me if i enabled vsync on nvidia control panel yes i did)
MAybe its my monitor ? i dont know !!!
The only thing i know is that i'm gonna make a format to windows 7 , i got the open source philosophy, i like linux im an enthousiast but this is too much for me !
Send me a message now if you know any solutions.
You aren't alone, type in TEARING in the search box and you get about 18 pages worth of issues. I've had major issues with this and I am also using a 1920X1080 resolution monitor but, I don't think that has anything to do with it. No one has any answers that really help because no one really seems to know what causes it or simply don't believe it's a issue that is worth taking a look at.
Let me guess, you are using Linux Mint 13 Mate, right? For some of us, for some reason, it just doesn't work correctly. I spent months trying to figure it out, all to no avail. The only way to make it not tear was to use Compiz as a window/composite manager and I didn't particularly like it for many varying reasons, but, I put up with it.
Man, I tried all kinds of stuff and nothing worked. I've littered this forum with pleas for help. I've even went to Mate's forum and left posts but got no response:http://forums.mate-desktop.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=503&sid=60d1b327b80d686dd94e918401b12166http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=110085&p=619637#p619637
I've used Live CD/DVD's of Mint 13 Mate and Mint 13 Xfce and Mint 13 KDE and the tearing issue was still present. There simply was no way to fix it. Finally, after getting ready to give up, I tried one last thing. I had not really considered it because I hated Mint 13 Cinnamon when it first came out. It was goofy looking, aggravating, weird, hard to use, etc... and I didn't even want to try it again. Out of desperation of not finding a way to fix the tearing issue in Mate, I finally gave Cinnamon another try. It worked great; no tearing at all.
And the best thing is, it's not anything like it was when it first became available. It's actually pretty nice now and not bad at all. They have really fixed it up good.
Give Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon a try, it may help you like it did me.