[SOLVED] Intel driver (cant get it working properly)

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[SOLVED] Intel driver (cant get it working properly)

Postby J0kerNL » Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:25 pm

Hello,

I'm experiencing some issues (screen tearing) with the use of the basic intel driver (xserver-xorg-video-intel). When I tried to uninstall it (i wanted to use the modesetting driver), my pc hangs at a flashing white sign. Fortunately, I could reinstall the intel driver again with the terminal, and it can boot into the GUI. But yet i'm still experiencing some screen tearing. Does anyone have a solution for it?

Kinds regards,

EDIT: I put an AMD gpu in it, and installed XFCE on the 4.4 kernel, no screen tearing anymore.

inxi -Fxz

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System:    Host: dell-OptiPlex-755 Kernel: 4.10.0-37-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.4.6 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya
Machine:   System: Dell product: OptiPlex 755
           Mobo: Dell model: 0DR845 Bios: Dell v: A22 date: 06/11/2012
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core2 Quad Q6700 (-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 21264
           clock speeds: max: 2658 MHz 1: 2658 MHz 2: 2658 MHz 3: 2658 MHz
           4: 2658 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 82Q35 Express Integrated Graphics Controller
           bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 driver: intel
           Resolution: 1280x1024@60.02hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Q35
           GLX Version: 1.4 Mesa 12.0.6 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-37-generic
Network:   Card: Intel 82566DM-2 Gigabit Network Connection
           driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: ecc0 bus-ID: 00:19.0
           IF: enp0s25 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (2.3% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST3500312CS size: 500.1GB temp: 32C
Partition: ID-1: / size: 224G used: 7.3G (4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.15GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 39.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 207 Uptime: 3 min Memory: 1226.0/3812.1MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35
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Re: Intel driver (cant get it working properly)

Postby WharfRat » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:11 am

Hello J0kerNL Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)

I don't know how bad your screen tearing is, but I had a tearing problem with videos.

What helped me was enabling the "TearFree" option in a skeletal /etc/X11/xorg.conf file.
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Re: Intel driver (cant get it working properly)

Postby J0kerNL » Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:31 am

Thanks for the reply! What should be the terminal command(s) for it?
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Re: Intel driver (cant get it working properly)

Postby WharfRat » Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:39 am

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Section "Monitor"
    Identifier             "Monitor0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier             "Device0"
    BusID                  "PCI:0:2:0"
    Driver                 "intel"
    Option                 "TearFree"    "true"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier             "Screen0" 
    Device                 "Device0"
    Monitor                "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth           24
    SubSection             "Display"
        Depth              24
        Modes              "1280x1024_60.00"
    EndSubSection
EndSection


Open your editor with gksudo xed /etc/X11/xorg.conf and enter the above verbatim then save it and reboot.

The BusID and Modes was taken from your inxi results.

If you experience any display problems upon reboot, you can boot the live media to remove the file.

Good luck :wink:
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Re: Intel driver (cant get it working properly)

Postby J0kerNL » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:32 am

Thanks! I'm still experiencing screen tearing after this solution unfortunately... especially when i scroll, is there another solution?
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Re: Intel driver (cant get it working properly)

Postby Pjotr » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:47 am

Disable all visual effects in Cinnamon. That should help noticeably.

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https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... n-Cinnamon
(item 7.1, right column)

Nederlands:
https://sites.google.com/site/computert ... n-Cinnamon
(punt 7.1, rechterkolom)
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Re: Intel driver (cant get it working properly)

Postby WharfRat » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:48 am

J0kerNL wrote:Thanks! I'm still experiencing screen tearing after this solution unfortunately... especially when i scroll, is there another solution?

Unfortunately no, that's the only setting I know of and it worked on my laptop and Lenovo all-in-one.

I don't know why it wouldn't work for you :?
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Re: Intel driver (cant get it working properly)

Postby J0kerNL » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:41 pm

After everything, i still have got some screen tearing for some reason, but it has become less now...
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Re: Intel driver (cant get it working properly)

Postby J0kerNL » Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:11 pm

For some reason its not screen tearing on the ubuntu partition
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