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ok am very new to linux so am finding quite a few stumbling blocks with it but most of the help i can find online.

i have a sempron with an older ati gfx card that requires me to use the radeon driver and not the offical ATI ones.

the problem i am encountering is image tearing while watching video's and i've tried to look into the problem online and all i can come up with is websites saying put the option of Vsync in the xorg.conf file. But as you well know, xorg.conf is not used any more (as i understand).

Also i am suffering from the drivers/linux/whatever not picking up the correct EDID data from the monitor so lack correct screen resolutions. cvt and xrandr are not picking up the correct res/pixel clocks as the screen garbles but i guess i can just get the correct pixel clocks via a windows box and powerstrip.

I am mainly concerned with fixing the VSync problem as watching video is damned horrible, so any input you could give me with this would be greatly appreciated.

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You can still use an Xorg.conf. By default it is not used anymore but you can create one for manual configuration.

Invoke

sudo Xorg -configure

to create an initial Xorg.conf. This one you can edit to make special changes as required.

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thanks for that i'll give it a go tonight n see what i can come up with :D –  Jade Falcon Oct 31 '11 at 10:40

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