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I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal, on my dodgy Vostro 1400 with Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS.

Since installation, I switch to Nvidia driver and it works alright, but the windows performance is choppy, especially windows animation effects. Disabling Sync to VBlank and compression make it works a bit smoother, but still unacceptable. At least there are no screen tearing and stuff.

I decide to give Nouveau driver, holy god the windows compiz effects are smooth butter. I was happy til I open the Dash, when I realised the screen tearing all over, unless I close Dash. The libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental package does not help.

Anyway to fix the screen tearing?



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closed as off topic by Jorge Castro, RolandiXor, Takkat, Ringtail, Javier Rivera Nov 6 '12 at 9:33

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This question should instead be filed as a bug report, and as such is off-topic, thanks! Instructions on filing a bug report are here. –  Jorge Castro Nov 5 '12 at 19:36