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Just upgraded today, already regretting it. I have terrible VSync/tearing problems. Before it worked flawlessly.

I already tried all compositor settings, some of them seemed to temporarily remove tearing, but after about a minute I could notice it again.

In addition to that I can't enter my full-disk-encryption password when it starts the GUI version, only when I reset the PC and it starts the fallback CLI version.

GPU: GTX 780
CPU: i7 4790k
Screens: 3x 1080p (DVI-I + DVI-D + DP -> DVI)

Driver: Latest Proprietary Nvidia Driver (just updated today after upgrading)

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Solution For The Tearing Problem

As /u/ropid suggested, I tried adding this

__GL_YIELD="USLEEP"
KWIN_TRIPLE_BUFFER=0
KWIN_USE_BUFFER_AGE=0

to /etc/environment.

This fixed the tearing issue for me.

Solution For The Encryption Problem

I found this link, which suggested to do the following:

sudo nano /etc/default/grub

Then replace

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"

with

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet"

This disabled the GUI password prompt. The CLI version successfully detects my keyboard.

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  • The solution for the tearing problem listed above worked but had some artifacting with my Kubuntu 16.04 installation on an Intel i7-2600K Sandybridge processor with Intel integrated HD 3000 graphics. I posted a solution that worked better for me at Screen Tearing on Kubuntu 16.04 with Intel Drivers? Commented May 21, 2016 at 1:30

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