I've tried so many things to stop the screen tearing and nothing has worked. I have given compton ago, nvidia full pipe line setting, nvidia full power setting and nothing works.

I really like elementary os but the screen tearing is a big issue for me. Is there any way which works in order to stop screen tearing?


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Take this with a grain of salt, as I am a fresh Linux user. I have an AMD card and had the same issue. Everything was blurry in games and "out of sync" as I will describe it. I found somewhere somebody suggesting running these commands.

  • sudo apt-add-repository ppa:eek:ibaf/graphics-drivers
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

I actually did this and then later played Torchlight II. Whatever this did made a big difference as things were way more smooth and less blurry/out of sync. Thus, I believe this task may help you. I just don't know exactly it does.

Interestingly, I just tried to run it again as a test and now I get

  • ERROR: '~eek' user or team does not exist.

So maybe just running

  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

is what did the trick for me.

Hopefully someone with more experience will have some drivers for you.

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