Screen Tearing with MATE (Nvidia 304)

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Will
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Screen Tearing with MATE (Nvidia 304)

Post by Will » 18. Jul 2014, 21:16

Hey guys! I'm new to Salix (but not Slackware!) and the forums. I'm 14. I play a few Steam games, I am a moderator on the Cup of Linux forums, yeah, thats me.

I am liking Salix 14.1 MATE. Got all I want running (I did a minimal install). Got Steam working from Alien Bob's package. I just have 1 problem. Tearing. It is really annoying me. My spec:

Intel DQ965GF
3GB DDR2 (in dual channel)
Core 2 Duo E6300 1.86GHz (Dual Core)
250GB Western Digital Caviar WD2500 7200RPM (IDE/PATA)
250GB Seagate Momentus 5400RPM (SATA)
80GB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM (SATA)
MSi GeForce GT N210 1GB DDR3 (Nvidia 304 driver)

I compiled and installed compton, but it did not help like in XFCE or Openbox.

Is there a way to get rid of tearing?

Thanks,

Will.
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Re: Screen Tearing with MATE (Nvidia 304)

Post by laprjns » 19. Jul 2014, 00:20

Will wrote:MSi GeForce GT N210 1GB DDR3 (Nvidia 304 driver)
Are you sure this is the correct driver? From what I can find a MSi GeForce GT N210 card uses the nVidia GeForce 210 graphic engine which uses this driver:
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/driverRe ... 6884/en-us
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Re: Screen Tearing with MATE (Nvidia 304)

Post by Will » 19. Jul 2014, 01:07

laprjns wrote:
Will wrote:MSi GeForce GT N210 1GB DDR3 (Nvidia 304 driver)
Are you sure this is the correct driver? From what I can find a MSi GeForce GT N210 card uses the nVidia GeForce 210 graphic engine which uses this driver:
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/driverRe ... 6884/en-us
Wow I never knew this card was still supported. I had read that it had been put in 304 legacy. I'll update it when I can (not at the moment). Thanks! :D

UPDATE: I have installed the 340 driver (performance increase, yes) but the tearing is still there :( I'm gonna fiddle with some settings and see if I can get it to stop

UPDATE2: I played around with compton and found that this got rid of tearing! I added:

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compton -b --vsync opengl
to startup :)
"Do. Or do not. There is no try." - Yoda
“If we fight like animals, we die like animals.” - Seventh Doctor, Sylvester McCoy

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