I am trying to setup a working 13.04 desktop. If I use default ubuntu desktop, it loads compiz and I don't have any tearing. If I run openbox, I get tearing while compiz is disabled.

Ive tried to add this in /etc/enviornment:


But it didn't work. Also tried compton as a composite manager for openbox but also didn't have any luck.

In xorg.conf I have TripleBuffer set to on.

Would like to use openbox, i3wm, mate, xfce... everything except the default unity desktop.

Any help, please?

  • Oscar: did you try the second line in /etc/environment from this answer: superuser.com/a/603771/37734? This fixed my tearing problem.
    – Ash
    Jun 16, 2013 at 13:43
  • What vid card? Proprietary Dirvers? More info please! if your using a Nvidia card the wait for V-sync option could cause ploblem, but it shouldn't... pastebin your xorg.conf this might help me figure out what is causing this Aug 11, 2014 at 7:40


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