Smooth desktop graphics in Natty

I updated to Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal the other day and was pleased so far how things went. All my essential applications were functional and ran smooth. But wait, smooth? Having those eagle eyes of mine I realized a hickup in graphics display here and there. Especially during movies I find that unacceptable. First I figured Intel drivers for my x4500MHD or the newer Xorg stack. But the solution turned out to be Compiz.

Unlike Maverick I had to switch off sync to vblank for opengl and general in natty via compizconfig-settings-manager and also adjust refresh rate to 60 Hz. After that everything was smooth again!

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