Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Fedora
User Name
Fedora This forum is for the discussion of the Fedora Project.


  Search this Thread
Old 04-07-2005, 04:46 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: GA
Distribution: Fedora Core 4 Desktop/Server.
Posts: 361

Rep: Reputation: 30
nVidia GL Tearing

After installing the nvidia-glx and kernel-module-nvidia as per instructed here, I get a lot of tearing when playing OpenGL based games (UT2004, Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory). I've went into /etc/security/console.perms and commented out the dri sections with no luck, so I put the file back to how it was just to keep things simple until I get it fixed. I have no idea where to start. I've turned off all antialiasing, anistropic filtering, and texture sharpening. Under the OpenGL section in Nvidia X Server Settings, I have Allow Flipping checked (it seemed important, said applied immediately), with Sync to VBlank off. Tried VBlank on with no luck, either. Under X Server XVideo Settings, I also tried Sync to VBlank in both areas (Video Texture Adapter, Video Blitter Adapter).

I have also tried manually installing the drivers with the same outcome.

This is on a P4 System with an ASUS P4P-800E Motherboard. The card is an Nvidia GeForceFX 5600. Here the information clipped from the Nvidia program.
Graphics Processor: GeForceFX 5600
Bus Type: AGP
VBIOS Version:
Video Memory: 128MB
IRQ: 10
Operating System: Linux-x86
NVIDIA Driver Version: 1.0-7167
glxinfo | grep OpenGL returns
[fragile@acheron ~]$ glxinfo | grep OpenGL
OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL renderer string: GeForce FX 5600/AGP/SSE2
OpenGL version string: 1.5.3 NVIDIA 71.67
OpenGL extensions:
also tried this with no luck
Edit your .bashrc file (or /etc/bashrc as root) and add this line:

export __GL_SYNC_TO_VBLANK=1
So how can I fix this tearing problem? Searching through the net didn't produce any help either, I only found one person who had this problem and they never responded if they actually have it fixed or not. Has anyone seen this fixed?

Thanks ahead!

EDIT: My refresh rates for my monitor in my xorg.conf are ..
Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "Monitor0"
        VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
        ModelName    "SAMSUNG"
        DisplaySize  320        240
        HorizSync    30.0 - 85.0
        VertRefresh  50.0 - 160.0
        Option      "dpms"
This is a Samsung 700DF, and I think the only difference is the monitor is able to HorizSync at 30 - 96, I'll try changing it and see if it works afterwards. I changed it once and was getting a monitor out of sync message during boot, but once gdm starts it disappeared. Strange

EDIT: Also uninstalled the latest nvidia driver and installed 6629 from nvidia's site with same outcome. Now am trying NvAGP "1" with no luck, maybe 2 will do it. er, tried with NvAGP "2" with no luck either. I'm running out of ideas fast. I guess I'll try pulling the 6800GT out of my other machine and plug it in here.

Last edited by FLOODS; 04-09-2005 at 10:25 AM.
Old 04-09-2005, 10:04 AM   #2
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: GA
Distribution: Fedora Core 4 Desktop/Server.
Posts: 361

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30

There's a slight screenshot of it if it's able to be made out. Had to hit escape to take it since it won't let me while in game. If you look at the right edge, however, you can tell it's there. A lot of corruption.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OpenGL screensaver screen tearing Potatopopper Slackware 2 05-05-2007 07:51 PM
Tearing my hair out!! kcommins Linux - Software 6 08-29-2005 02:36 PM
Bass tearing in XMMS equalizer vharishankar General 4 03-14-2005 10:17 AM
tearing effect in DGA rastamadafafa Programming 0 11-02-2004 11:08 PM
Tearing My Hair Out: PHP isnt being parsed by Apache 2!! pnh73 Linux - Software 2 01-19-2004 04:01 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Fedora

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:53 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration