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Enabling vsync

Started by Benderwaka, January 15, 2016, 06:43:53 PM

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I recently made another attempt at using Sparky LXDE this time for a computer used at my TV as a video player.

I have not been able to find any settings that allow me to enable vsync. During movies the page tearing is horribly noticeable and annoying while scrolling web pages.

While I prefer vsync off for FPS games I need it turned on for everything else. Please help me with how to use vsync on Sparky.

EVGA 550 ti.


post output of inxi -G and inxi 


inxi -G
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Wrestler [Radeon HD 6250]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.0 driver: radeon Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD PALM (DRM 2.43.0, LLVM 3.7.1) GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.1.1

CPU~Dual core AMD C-50 (-MCP-) speed~1000 MHz (max) Kernel~4.3.3-towo.1-siduction-amd64 x86_64 Up~23:01 Mem~1397.2/3562.1MB HDD~144.2GB(38.6% used) Procs~185 Client~Shell inxi~2.2.32

what player - mpv?     If you play via command line - examine the output   
mpv imarriedanaxemurderer.mkv
Playing: imarriedanaxemurderer.mkv
(+) Video --vid=1 (h264)
(+) Audio --aid=1 --alang=eng (*) (ac3)
     Subs  --sid=1 --slang=eng (subrip)
AO: [alsa] 48000Hz stereo 2ch float
VO: [opengl] 1280x720 yuv420p
(Paused) AV: 00:00:35 / 00:11:12 (5%) A-V:  0.000 Dropped: 89
Search forum for "More info easier via inxi"    If requested -  no inxi, no help for you by  me.


Thank you for offering help but inxi and inxi -g are unknown commands.

While looking for an easier way to copy and paste the information on my video card from the Nvidia control panel I discovered a setting in VLC.
In preferences I changed the video output from automatic to OpenGL GLX and no more tearing on videos.

It would still be nice to have vsync on every where else like for scrolling websites and xscreensaver.
But Im pretty sure Sparky doesnt support OpenGL on the desktop.

Found some of the information you were asking for in other ways.

Processor      : 2x AMD A6-7400K Radeon R5, 6 Compute Cores 2C+4G
Memory              : 4084MB (880MB used)
Operating System   : SparkyLinux
User Name      : bender (Unknown)
Date/Time      : Tue 02 Feb 2016 08:55:52 AM CST
Resolution      : 1920x1080 pixels
OpenGL Renderer   : GeForce GTX 550 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
X11 Vendor      : The X.Org Foundation
Audio Adapter      : HDA-Intel - HD-Audio Generic
Audio Adapter      : HDA-Intel - HDA NVidia

root@tvlinux:/home/bender# glxinfo | grep -i opengl
OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL renderer string: GeForce GTX 550 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
OpenGL core profile version string: 4.4.0 NVIDIA 340.96
OpenGL core profile shading language version string: 4.40 NVIDIA via Cg compiler
OpenGL core profile context flags: (none)
OpenGL core profile profile mask: core profile
OpenGL core profile extensions:
OpenGL version string: 4.4.0 NVIDIA 340.96
OpenGL shading language version string: 4.40 NVIDIA via Cg compiler
OpenGL context flags: (none)
OpenGL profile mask: (none)
OpenGL extensions:
OpenGL ES profile version string: OpenGL ES 3.1 NVIDIA 340.96 340.96
OpenGL ES profile shading language version string: OpenGL ES GLSL ES 3.10
OpenGL ES profile extensions:

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