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Video Tearing, GPU Driver?

Post by FrankN209 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:15 pm

I'm trying to find out if my intel gpu driver is installed. When i type inxi -G i get:

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Graphics:  Card: Intel Sky Lake Integrated Graphics
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580 (Skylake GT4e)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.7
Every time I watch a video, either on youtube or downloaded or even scrolling on this website, I get tearing.
I think my computer hardware shouldn't be a problem.

i7, 16gb ram, samsung ssd, and my gpu listed above. What else could be the problem?

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Re: Video Tearing, GPU Driver?

Post by ShadowMessiah » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:23 pm

I have this same issue (but only on scrolling) in both Opera and Firefox, and I have a dedicated Radeon R7 series card. I've just come to accept that this is the way linux is so long as the xserver is used for the graphical backend.

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Re: Video Tearing, GPU Driver?

Post by thx-1138 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:35 pm

I'm trying to find out if my intel gpu driver is installed. When i type inxi -G i get:
Fire up Synaptic, and remove xserver-xorg-video-intel. Log-out (or even better, reboot). Your inxi report should now return 'modesetting'. Now test if tearing still exists. And if such is still the case, go to control center - desktop settings - window manager (that's how it is under Mate, it might be slightly different under Cinnamon) , and set it to have Compton enabled. Restart X (or log-out / reboot again...)

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Re: Video Tearing, GPU Driver?

Post by trytip » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:38 pm

test your browser for tear here https://ptpb.pw/K8Vr.webm and i do agree if you can, use compton. i have never used cinnamon so can't say what would be best, but compiz also has good screen tear prevention
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Re: Video Tearing, GPU Driver?

Post by dark » Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:19 am

Try Compton https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VB95mCPgG4U

sudo apt install compton
Create compton.conf file in .config folder in your Home folder and copy/paste from this link:
https://github.com/Lend27/linuxstuff/bl ... mpton.conf
Add Compton to Startup Applications.
Reboot.

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Re: Video Tearing, GPU Driver?

Post by FrankN209 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:40 am

I couldn't get it to work. I was using Mate, uninstalled and installed Cinnamon, the "tearing" stopped. :)

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Re: Video Tearing, GPU Driver?

Post by trytip » Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:57 pm

FrankN209 wrote:I couldn't get it to work. I was using Mate, uninstalled and installed Cinnamon, the "tearing" stopped. :)
been using mate 17.3 with compton or comnpiz and hasn't got no tear so not sure why switching to cinnamon solved it but whatever, you got your thing to work the way you want it so you might want to SOLVE this thread
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Re: Video Tearing, GPU Driver?

Post by Ascaris » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:21 pm

In order to get rid of the screen tearing, you will need to enable hardware acceleration on Firefox or Opera. I know that, by default, hardware acceleration is blocked on Linux in Firefox, and I've read that Google does the same thing in Chrome. Since Opera is based on the same Chromium engine as Chrome, it may be in the same boat.

In Firefox, you can force enable hardware acceleration with the tips in this article:
https://cialu.net/enable-hardware-accel ... ke-faster/

I use nVidia graphics in Mint (Cinnamon), and it's tear free now. It was pretty terrible in Firefox before these changes!
Main PC: Mint 18.3 Cinnamon & Windows 8.1/ Asus P8P67 Deluxe/i5-2500k @ 4.5Ghz
Laptop: Mint 19 Xfce/ Acer Swift 1 13.3"
Older laptop: Mint 19 Cinnamon & Windows 8.1/ Asus F8Sn with 8GB, SSD, GT220m GPU

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