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Experiencing nasty tearing on desktop, when moving windows around, scrolling browser, playing video with mplayer/vlc

Kubuntu 12.04.1 fully updated

OpenGL vendor string: Tungsten Graphics, Inc
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) Ivybridge Mobile 
OpenGL version string: 3.0 Mesa 8.0.4
OpenGL shading language version string: 1.30


sudo lshw -c video
      description: VGA compatible controller
      product: Ivy Bridge Graphics Controller
      vendor: Intel Corporation
      physical id: 2
      bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
      version: 09
      width: 64 bits
      clock: 33MHz
      capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
      configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
      resources: irq:44 memory:f6400000-f67fffff memory:e0000000-efffffff

Didn't notice any errors in Xorg log

Display resolution is at 1600x900 (auto), 60Hz, same with different displays(hdmi/vga)

Compositing disabled/enabled; compositing type: OpenGL, XRender; vsync On/Off
No difference at all.

Please help.

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closed as off topic by Eliah Kagan, Ringtail, Raja, fossfreedom Jan 5 '13 at 9:52

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I've found VSync completely disfunctional unless I 1) disable all desktop effects (Alt+Shift+F12 to toggle), 2) play video in full screen without any OSD controls and 3) disable hardware accelerated video decoding. However, this is on Nvidia closed-source drivers, but your issue seems too similar in other aspects. You could give the Xorg edgers PPA a try in a separate installation (as it's very experimental). –  gertvdijk Jan 3 '13 at 10:50
Honestly I couldn't give a crap about video as this is my work laptop. All I want is working browser/windows/desktop –  user118380 Jan 3 '13 at 11:00
This should be reported as a bug. –  Eliah Kagan Jan 5 '13 at 1:47
Experiencing the same issue. Why was this closed? Please reopen. –  lolmaus - Andrey Mikhaylov Mar 21 at 13:39