View Full Version : [ubuntu] fglrx causes strange tearing/artifacts

April 28th, 2010, 02:42 PM
Lucid, ATI HD 3200

Installs fine through the Restricted Drivers manager, but on reboot the system runs VERY slow, and all rendering has "scan line like" artifacts. The only way to fix it is to uninstall fglrx.

I tried the 10.3 drivers off the ATI website but x complains that it can't load the driver.

Any help/ideas? It's not HORRIBLY important, but my virtualbox is extremely unperformant without the hardware acceleration.

Mark Phelps
April 28th, 2010, 06:10 PM
Don't have that card but have read that disabling compiz fixes the tearing effects...

April 28th, 2010, 06:51 PM
I disabled compiz but no go. I had even uninstalled it at one point.

Regardless, in all of my fidgeting with drivers I failed to realize that the open source ati drivers are installed by default, so I'm okay to go. Thanks

May 20th, 2010, 09:05 PM
I have the same problem. Disabling the extra effects makes it usable for me, but the artifacts are still there.
We have any idea why this is happeneing in 10.4?

July 1st, 2010, 03:43 PM
Whether using compiz or not, I have had the same issue with my Radeon 3450 HD, but the open source radeon drivers seem to do the trick for me.