what driver are you using G04 or G03, is that a desktop or a laptop as most laptops need bumblebee not the regular nvidia driver
I’ve never had tearing issues with my nvidia card and I’ve never installed or used chrome it could be a google issue
are the video’s you’re watching embedded in flash objects or html5 tags as chrome uses pepper-flash or a google moded version of ffmpeg for each respectfully and while you can enable/disable hardware acceleration in pepper-flash tweaking google’s ffmpeg is not as simple
I’d suggest you try chromium with chromium-ffmpeg from packman and see if the issue is still there
the info from the link you posted can be used on opensuse but the xorg.conf file has been depreciated and you will have to make a new one.
Just to follow up, I generated an xorg.conf using nvidia x-server then just added in the line as per the link I included in my original post.
This fixes the screen tearing but I’d really like to know if this is a specific issue I’m having with OpenSUSE or if other users experience this. A quick Google search on nvidia screen tearing in Linux shows that it’s not an uncommon problem but it’s not entirely clear why it happens I guess.
I did a bit of testing with some other distros as well as DE’s and to be honest it seems like it’s linked to KDE - I did not see much, if any tearing with GNOME, Unity or Cinnamon. I did however see the same type of tearing in Manjaro KDE edition and the fix that I had posted earlier also worked there.
as you are using a hybrid system with bumblebee it’s most likely the intel part of the graphics system (you need to use optirun to use nvidia hardware)
plasma 5 has issues with intel’s sna acceleration the only workaround is using uxa, so try