HOKAY. So I've been using Linux for a couple of months now, and I have some lingering questions about the proprietary drivers nvidia uses. For example:
Why can't I change refresh rates (especially in twin view, when the two screens might require drastically different rates)? Which leads me to my second question ...
Why is screen-tearing such a common problem?
Also: when I have the drivers enabled, the ubuntu logo at login is really pixelated. When they are disabled, it looks fantastic. Shouldn't it be the other way around?
In another (unrelated) thread, a user suggested that I switch to the default drivers. The last time I disabled nvidia, I had a LOT of screen tearing. I could barely move my cursor without a tear.
Part of me wants to stay with the nvidia drivers as they are right now, because it took months to get the tearing to stop and I'm not entirely sure how I did it. Something about medibuntu and changing start-up applications, and even now there are still tears when I use sites like Hulu.
Has anybody gotten their computer to work (tear-free) without the proprietary drivers?
Sorry for the long post! Nvidia drivers make me kind of nuts.
PS my graphics card is nvidia geforce 9800M GTS