Screen Tearing on NVIDIA One of the most annoying things that has bugged me for years while using an NVIDIA graphics card with Linux is the screen tearing which happens while gaming or watching videos. You can see if your current setup suffers from this by viewing the example video below in full screen. If you see breaks in the black lines while they are scrolling, then you have screen tearing too.
The WebP format, which is developed by Google is becoming ever more popular on the net these days. With many popular websites and web browsers adopting it. WebP offers a modern image format that “provides superior and lossy compression for images on the web”. Having played with the file format myself, I can confirm that using WebP can dramatically reduce the file size of images, while keeping almost the same level of detail as a source image as in the “PNG” format.
New users to Linux may find it a bit “fiddly” getting Second Life up and running. So, in this guide I’ll quickly show you how to install the Firestorm client to access Second Life. The Linux distribution I use is Manjaro Xfce 20.0.3, which is an Arch based. However, the steps below should work on other Linux distros like Ubuntu, Linux Mint or Pop!_OS 📝 Ensure you have your Linux graphics drivers up to date and installed correctly before following the steps below.