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I guess I am just looking for the Distro that plays the nicest with my graphics card.  I have an Nvidia gtx 650ti and I always had heard that the Nvidia cards worked better on Linux.  But I keep getting this super annoying screen tearing only in the top third of my screen.  I never had a problem with my AMD APU as far as screen tearing, so it is disappointing to see it happen with Nvidia.

 

Linux Mint does seem to be the one I have liked the most out of all the distros I have tried, but I like long term support releases... :D

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I had screen tearing problems with a Geforce 610 and a 640, especially in movies, so I switched to Radeon with Catalyst drivers and I'm much happier.

I believe sync to V black is a solution but it kept resetting when I was using the Nvidia drivers.
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I guess I am just looking for the Distro that plays the nicest with my graphics card.  I have an Nvidia gtx 650ti and I always had heard that the Nvidia cards worked better on Linux.  But I keep getting this super annoying screen tearing only in the top third of my screen.  I never had a problem with my AMD APU as far as screen tearing, so it is disappointing to see it happen with Nvidia.

Linux Mint does seem to be the one I have liked the most out of all the distros I have tried, but I like long term support releases... biggrin.gif

Always make sure you disable compositing on fullscreen windows with an Nvidia card. Sadly this doesn't seem to work for me with Steam and any of my games. But with that and some tweaking of XBMC tearing isn't an issue; though VC1 videos are a problem for me as my GTX275 doesn't have full decode support for that stupid codec.
     
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Originally Posted by Indigo340 View Post

I had screen tearing problems with a Geforce 610 and a 640, especially in movies, so I switched to Radeon with Catalyst drivers and I'm much happier.

I believe sync to V black is a solution but it kept resetting when I was using the Nvidia drivers.

Yeah I have tried all kinds of things, no luck yet....  I wonder what AMD does differently that makes their GPUs not screen tear?

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Always make sure you disable compositing on fullscreen windows with an Nvidia card. Sadly this doesn't seem to work for me with Steam and any of my games. But with that and some tweaking of XBMC tearing isn't an issue; though VC1 videos are a problem for me as my GTX275 doesn't have full decode support for that stupid codec.

Yeah I think I have tried doing that, but still a no go.  Screen tearing saddens me, but I still enjoy FTL and Trine from my latest purchase.  The bundle was definitely worth it.

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2. World of Warcraft
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1. Xubuntu
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3. Tinker with it a little, i just like the look, speed and functionality i get out the box with Xubuntu
4. Considering the old school GPU I got running in my Linux rig (ATI 4670) it actually plays games really well at 720p (res of my cheap TV I'm using as a screen). it browses the web, plays movies, and plays the odd video game with my friends. Don't ask for anything more out of it so it rises to the task beautifully. biggrin.gif
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post #187 of 1019
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Hey what are your guys' thoughts on Manjaro linux?

It's fairly pretty and convenient. Seems like a breeze to install. But defies the Arch way in about 9001 different ways biggrin.gif
That said it would probably be my "linux nub goto"-os simply because of the great documentation that it has, and AUR.
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It's fairly pretty and convenient. Seems like a breeze to install. But defies the Arch way in about 9001 different ways biggrin.gif
That said it would probably be my "linux nub goto"-os simply because of the great documentation that it has, and AUR.

 

I am still thinking about giving it a try... What could go wrong?

 
I have been playing a lot of Dota 2 as well as FTL lately... Both very decent on Linux (although the latter is not graphically demanding at all)... How does the Starcraft II expansion run on Linux? Has anyone tried it out?  Also, if anyone knows of any good RPGs or MMORPGs for linux (Besides WoW), let me know!
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1. Puppy Dog, Fedora, Backtrack, & Ubuntu
2. TF2, L4D2, Shank, The Binding of Isaac (on occasion), The entire Half Life series
3. Moderate with bash, and have been using for 3 years.
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1. Puppy Dog, Fedora, Backtrack, & Ubuntu
2. TF2, L4D2, Shank, The Binding of Isaac (on occasion), The entire Half Life series
3. Moderate with bash, and have been using for 3 years.

 

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