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Old 09-20-11, 06:12 PM   #8
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Default Re: MSI laptop, NVIDIA Geforce 8200M G, Ubuntu 11.04, persistent screen tearing

Originally Posted by Virgil0211 View Post
I still can't figure out what's causing this tearing thing. I've tried everything I know can work. It just seems like this graphics card cannot work with linux. Is anybody at Nvidia aware of this problem?
Well, it's been several months now. I've scoured the internet for a solution, even tried switching to Kubuntu thinking THAT would solve the problem. I still don't know what's going on.

It turns out I may have been a bit wrong in my initial report. I think I misread 9200m as 8200m.

When I type lspci -v | grep -i vga into terminal, I get this:

02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation C79 [GeForce 9200M G] (rev b1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])

I apologize if that hurt anything. However, I can't seem to find too much documentation on the GeForce 9200M G. Mostly, it's the 9200M GS or GX or something. Is that significant?
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