Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top


So I'm trying out Linux today and noticed some tearing on my desktop. You know, like playing a PC game and Vsync isn't enabled.

This problem is most prominent when I'm scrolling down my browser.

Is there a fix?

('m using the latest version of Ubuntu, with all the updates downloaded)

share|improve this question
You will need to provide additional information to your question. Can you take a look here… and add the output from commands outlined in the video section? – Kevin Bowen Dec 15 '12 at 7:46

I think you have a Nvidia graphics card. You need install driver for it.

(I had a bad experience in the installation from repositories. Best way is install manually or using sgfxi)

share|improve this answer
This is a question from 2012 and Popadil hasn't returned to provide more information. That's why you can't assume he indeed owns a nvidia graphics card. Explaining anything that is graphics-card specific is thus waste of efforts I guess. – MadMike May 30 at 11:15

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.