On Ubuntu Based Distros I haven't had big problems getting my graphic cards working. With that being said, I don't understand them. Lately I've just been using the Driver utility to install them. Then it seems like I'm good to go. At least I get the performance that I need for watching videos without screen tearing.
I've been playing around with PCLinuxOS Mate Version. I have screen tearing and I don't know how to install the NVidia Drivers. After several weekends of searching the Internet I finally got the courage to try asking on the forums. But in the process of my research I came across several videos that caused me to scratch my head. I began wondering, what is the right way to do it? I don't mean simply what is the right way on PCLinuxOS. I mean what is the right way?
When I first started with NVidia on Ubuntu based distros I learned of two ways of doing it. 1) Use the driver manager. 2) Use a PPA. I guess the latest NVidia drivers is considered to be the best.
Watch these three videos and I think you will understand why I'm confused.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTdJsnPaD0Ehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tL4y5Gmol8
(He mentions a run file on the nvidia website)
Here I'll show you what I found for PCLinuxOShttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sg0W7z1PIkw
Here you can read the post I made in the PCLinuxOS forums. If you choose to read it, I think you will see where I am having a problem with that distro.https://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php/topic,151502.0.html