Tearing on NVIDIA - no need to disable Composite!

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chessplayer Offline
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Some people might want to enjoy Compiz but also, when watching TV or videos using XBMC, they (obviously) do not want tearing. An easy solution for this is described in the following thread on ubuntuforums.org. This is actually quite easy.

In short, what must be done is

  1. Install CCSM (Compiz Config Settings Manager)
    sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
  2. Check the option "Unredirect Fullscreen Window"
    • For Ubuntu, this option is found in the "General" section of CCSM until 10.10 (Maverick). In Natty (due to Unity), it has been moved to the "Composite" section.

      Hope this helps to get the best of both worlds!

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kosinus Offline
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Post: #2
That worked for me, simple enough...

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Post: #3
Nice, I'll update the sticky.
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