Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Fix Compiz refresh rate on Ubuntu!

Straight to the point, all you need to do is these three things... make two new "startup applications" and put this in the first one;

  •  sh -c "sleep 10 && dconf write /org/compiz/profiles/Default/plugins/composite/refresh-rate  "60"  &"

And this in the second one;

  •  sh -c "sleep 10 && dconf write /org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/composite/refresh-rate "60" &"

Then install the package "dconf-editor", you can do it in a terminal by;

  • sudo apt-get install -y dconf-editor  

Finally no more tearing on gnome classic! 

Just a note, if your refresh rate is higher/lower than 60 then please adjust the number in the code above. This has been tested on Ubuntu 13.10 using the gnome-fallback session 

Here is a picture showing you how the startup application box should look.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks!!! Finally everything looks smooth when moving!