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Screen Tearing with Ubuntu 14.04 (or Derived, like Mint 17)

Ref.: How do I eliminate screen tearing on 14.04 and XBMC with NVidia-331?

This problem is not limited to XBMC, nor is it limited to nVidia graphics cards; it has been reported on Intel as well, and possibly ATI/AMD.

Try the suggestion below (from the referenced source):

The real problem is with the libsdl1.2 package, as stated in this bug report.

The solution is ready, but somehow isn't available on default Ubuntu package sources yet (at least not for me). So, a way to solve this is to import the developer PPA and install the patched package directly:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:timo-jyrinki/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libsdl1.2debian

You can later remove the PPA with:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
sudo ppa-purge ppa:timo-jyrinki/ppa
screen_tearing_ubuntu_1404.txt · Last modified: 2014/07/07 21:39 by miro.collas