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.