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Screen tearing

Postby nekohappi » Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:34 am

Hello, I am having screen tearing issues in linux mint cinnamon. It is noticable when moving windows, animations, and especially bad when scrolling on firefox or watching videos. I have tried changing drivers, settings, searching everywhere, but I cannot seem to fix this problem, so I finally thought I would post on here. Sorry if I did anything wrong, this is my first post. Can anyone help?

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Re: Screen tearing

Postby briandh25 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:59 am

Hi, first of all, what version of LM do you have?
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Re: Screen tearing

Postby MintBean » Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:25 am

See Mint 18.2 release notes on using the modesetting driver by uninstalling the existing driver. If your hardware supports this it should improve tearing and on my system it is a 100% fix when using the CPU onboard graphics (Intel).
Once it is fully released, see Mint 18.3 release notes, which when it is out of beta should have a note on updating to display server 1.19. This hopefully will end screen tearing for a wider set of hardware.

Of course, this all involves upgrading to Mint 18.3 to get the benefit I presume.

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