Linux mint- how to fix this annoying issue?

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  1. jDSX
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    I installed linux mint last night after getting sick of windows (great OS btw) I messed around not much, I couldn't find my gpu driver which is a AMD gpu. I want to mainly use it for watching movies with VLC or something like it, installed vlc and now when I watch a movie I get bad screen tearing during the movie and it's hard to watch especially an action movie.

    I'd like to know if there is a fix for it? I am using linux mint cinnamon latest version I tried setting in vlc and they are seemingly useless.
     
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    Bump with no updates, my gpu driver is installed properly and still having this problem in linux :(
     
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    I had the opposite problem with tearing in things other than VLC.

    Anyway when you say you could not find a driver did you use the proprietary drivers or was it just that the proprietary version of fglrx was not playing with your GPU?
     
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    I used the catalyst control center for my gpu on linux. Do you think I should try the beta drivers to see if it makes it go away?