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Old 12-26-2012, 07:53 AM   #1
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Yet another tearing topic in Debian Sid


I'm having some trouble with tearing in a fresh Debian Sid install ... I'm using a standard ASUS P8Z77V motherboard with onboard graphics. The funny thing is, that Knoppix 7.0.5 gets it perfectly right, so it is possible with my hardware.

So what do I need to do to "copy" all the settings from Knoppix to Debian?

[edit]knoppix doesn't get it right after all ... but it seems to be better[/edit]

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Old 12-28-2012, 03:42 AM   #2
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Tearing... where? Specific programs?
Install the latet kernel (3.6) from experimental + make sure you have the firmware packages installed. Maybe it helps.
Other than that, buying an AMD or Nvidia card. Intel drivers never been good.
 
Old 12-30-2012, 11:17 AM   #3
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Flash video's, mkv video's (played with totem or VLC, doesn't matter). Dragging windows rather quicly, horizontally, ... basically everywhere.

I've had Nvidia cards in the past but I never experienced a "tear-free" linux so I thought a basic intel.

I might be wrong but will a new kernel help?
 
Old 12-30-2012, 02:33 PM   #4
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Nvidia isnt tear-free (i had a 8200). AMD pretty much is, however (now i have a A8-5500 with HD 7560D) - the driver has a "tear-free" option that really does the job.

And yes, a new kernel *might* help, depending what new modifications are included. Right now the latest kernel is 3.7 in the experimental repos, but it doesnt have the linux-kbuild package yet so you cannot compile kernel modules (if you need them anyway). The latest kernel with the kbuild package is 3.6 in experimental.

Other than that, you can download and install the latest kernel from kernel.org.
 
  


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