Force v-sync with nVidia 6150??

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lakedude
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Force v-sync with nVidia 6150??

Post by lakedude » Wed Mar 26, 2008 0:01

Ok I did the a search for "force vsync" and another one for just "vsync" and came up empty so I'm officially allowed to ask for help, right?

The system is a ASRock MB with nVidia 6150 mb graphics running 32-bit Sabayon 3.4. The fireworks screen saver is very cool and also the perfect example of why you might want to force vsync on. The screen tearing is very obvious during the flashing of an exploding firework.

Anyhow I looked all over the GUI trying to find a nice OpenGL driver settings menu but couldn't find one.

Is there a menu?
Can you even adjust vsync at all?
If so how?

xlnagla
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Re: Force v-sync with nVidia 6150??

Post by xlnagla » Wed Mar 26, 2008 0:27

http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=928593 we don't actually bother with vsync all that much, but someone in gaming could potentially correct me.

~xlnagla

lakedude
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Re: Force v-sync with nVidia 6150??

Post by lakedude » Wed Mar 26, 2008 3:53

Thanks, that is a great link explaining vsync....

Thing is I know what vsync is and I know a lot of people turn it off. I like it on. Screen tearing bugs me a lot more than a lower frame rate, especially with that fireworks screen saver.

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Re: Force v-sync with nVidia 6150??

Post by xlnagla » Wed Mar 26, 2008 4:30

'fraid I can't help you there, sorry.

lakedude
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Re: Force v-sync with nVidia 6150??

Post by lakedude » Fri Mar 28, 2008 22:10

Update
OK I got it figured out. V-sync = SyncToVBlank in linux speak. There is a program called nvidia-settings that will do the job quite nicely with a GUI. I'm not sure if nvidia-settings comes with Sabayon because I "emerged" it first before looking for it locally. The path was /usr/bin/nvidia-settings

I made a shortcut for the desktop and even changed the icon to nVidia's swirl logo. I'm happy. :D

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Re: Force v-sync with nVidia 6150??

Post by xlnagla » Sat Mar 29, 2008 3:27

It does come default - actually it's one of the more widely mentioned and used programs - nice searching, and I'm sorry I never brought it up - I've got ati, and the control panel for that is a tad minimalistic :(.

~xlnagla

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