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Just downloaded the xfdesktop4.11 package for different backgrounds for each desktop so I figured I'd show it off a little
xfce4.10, Compton from slackbuilds.org, and xfdesktop4.11. Theme is Diehard4 from xfcelooks with faenza xfce icons from slackbuilds.org and custom icons for the launcher. Desktops 1-4 only allowed 3 attachments so last one in on imgur. ----> http://i.imgur.com/zP9PURO.jpg
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Like you, I've a system using a Nvidia card and with the Nvidia blob + the xfwm4 compositor, I had severe screen tearing when watching some videos.
Now I run
$ compton --vsync opengl
at my Xfce session startup and everything is fixed.
I even set it to display Window fade in/out and window border shadows
I am absolutely in love with compton; rock-solid stability on intel, and that with hardware blur, transparent menus, shadows, and fade-outs. I switched from xcompmgr on bmarley83's advice, and while I cannot be 100% sure (I never found a way to replicate this pesky bug), I am now 99% sure that it did the trick, since the no-redraw crap is totally gone, whereas it used to happen like twice a week.
I noticed, by the way, that openarena is sluggish (sometimes?) when compton is running, but I can totally live with that: I just kill compton while playing.
PS: You can enable opengl vsync in ~/.config/compton.conf
So the compton compositor and its dependency called libconfig are both available on SBo now ?
Nice to hear
Yeah it must have been added recently too because it wasnt there a few months ago. Last time I installed it I used src2pkg. The whole reson I use compton is for the same screen tearing issue with nvidia, and becuase xfce4 compositor is kinda weak.
Originally Posted by TobiSGD
Compton by default does not redirect when running full-screen applications. Add this to your config file: