I’m having trouble with the Nvidia graphics drivers. I have a Nvidia GeForce GT 610 graphics card and I’m using the
nvidia-driver-390 drivers. One of the first things I noticed when I switched from Nouveau to the proprietary drivers is that panels and menus have smaller fonts. Here’s a comparison of them:
This is how the panel looked when using Nouveau:
And this is how they look using the Nvidia drivers:
Here’s a comparison of the bottom panel also showing the bottom menu of LibreOffice. This is how it looks with Nouveau:
And this is how it looks using the Nvidia drivers:
Note how the document is wider with Nouveau despite the zoom being set to 100% in both of them. You can also see the fonts are smaller with the Nvidia driver.
Another issue I’m having is that when I play a video a horizontal line tearing the image appears. It only appears at the top, and it’s more noticeable when playing videos full screen. The tearing doesn’t appear when taking a screenshot or recording the desktop using software like Kazam, so I’ll attach a picture I took with my mobile phone showing a clear example of what I’m talking about (I circled the areas where the horizontal line in question can be seen):
I’ll also attach the image without the ellipses:
I apologize for the low quality but it’s the best I could get. The tearing is not present when viewing it in other devices.
This didn’t happen before I installed Ubuntu MATE. My previous distro was Ubuntu 16.04 and everything worked flawlessly.
Does anyone know how to fix it?
Thanks in advance.