Nvidia/Intel GPU Screen Tearing Mint 18.3

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Nvidia/Intel GPU Screen Tearing Mint 18.3

Post by mari5ha » Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:24 am

Hi all,
just to add I also have screen tearing on Linux mint 18.3 64bit Cinnamon with my laptop Asus u30sd:

inxi -Fxz

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System:    Host: asus-U30Sd Kernel: 4.10.0-42-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.6 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   Mobo: ASUSTeK model: U30Sd v: 1.0
           Bios: American Megatrends v: U30Sd.211 date: 07/06/2011
CPU:       Dual core Intel Pentium B940 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3) bmips: 7981
           clock speeds: max: 2000 MHz 1: 799 MHz 2: 799 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller
           bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Card-2: NVIDIA GF119M [GeForce GT 520M] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 driver: nvidia
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.02hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce GT 520M/PCIe/SSE2
           GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 384.90 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-42-generic
Network:   Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
           driver: ath9k bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR8151 v2.0 Gigabit Ethernet
           driver: atl1c v: 1.0.1.1-NAPI port: a000 bus-ID: 04:00.0
           IF: enp4s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 504.1GB (15.4% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD5000BPVT size: 500.1GB
           ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: Card_Reader size: 4.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 315G used: 37G (13%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 36.70GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 58.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 1.0:52C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 3300
Info:      Processes: 258 Uptime: 4 min Memory: 1691.9/3860.1MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2
Test video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceX18O9pvLs

The same issue I already solve @Ubuntu 64bit using this manual (for the same laptop of course): https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php ... st13663158 but it doesn't work in a way that Prime synchronization is not enabled (there is no line added in xrandr --verbose ).
I am sure that this manual is capable to fix this issue, but for some reason doesnt work for Mint :(
IF there is no solution, then I will come back to ubuntu or some other distro (manjaro for example). I really like Mint and would like to try something to fix this.
Any suggestion pls?
Ty

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Re: Nvidia/Intel GPU Screen Tearing Mint 18.3

Post by trytip » Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:10 am

run this command and test the tear video again

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nvidia-settings --assign CurrentMetaMode="$(nvidia-settings -q CurrentMetaMode -t|tr '\n' ' '|sed -e 's/.*:: \(.*\)/\1\n/g' -e 's/}/, ForceCompositionPipeline = On}/g')" > /dev/null
ps: the tearing is caused by window manager so try changing it to compiz or if cinnamon has marco+compton
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Re: Nvidia/Intel GPU Screen Tearing Mint 18.3

Post by mari5ha » Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:43 am

Ty Trytip

I execute proposed command, but problem is not solved unfortunately ...

Will try to google your next advise.
Br,
Marko

UPDATE: Reading the forum and some other sites, marco window manager and the compton composite manager are available only for MATE MINT... ?
And this ubuntu solution is not applicable for Cinnamom obliviously, so I am atm without options :(

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Re: Nvidia/Intel GPU Screen Tearing Mint 18.3

Post by mari5ha » Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:14 pm

So sad, Manjaro XFCE Edition (17.0.6) without any problems, just mint is better looking...

Hope some other versions of mint will be better.

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Re: Nvidia/Intel GPU Screen Tearing Mint 18.3

Post by usemame » Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:12 pm

try to enable TearFree driver option, it works only for intel hd graphics
To the best of my knowledge, Intel doesn’t have a GUI for its graphical settings, something along the lines of nvidia-settings. But who doesn’t like messing around with Xorg on the command line? Open up a terminal window with root privileges, and create the following file –

/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf

Create the requisite folders if they don’t exist. Enter the following in the newly created file and save it –

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Section "Device"
    Identifier "Intel Graphics"
    Driver     "intel"
    Option     "AccelMethod"    "sna"
    Option     "TearFree"       "true" 
EndSection
https://sn0v.wordpress.com/2013/12/17/s ... tu-xfce-4/

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Re: Nvidia/Intel GPU Screen Tearing Mint 18.3

Post by Fontenele » Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:15 pm

trytip wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:10 am
run this command and test the tear video again

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nvidia-settings --assign CurrentMetaMode="$(nvidia-settings -q CurrentMetaMode -t|tr '\n' ' '|sed -e 's/.*:: \(.*\)/\1\n/g' -e 's/}/, ForceCompositionPipeline = On}/g')" > /dev/null
ps: the tearing is caused by window manager so try changing it to compiz or if cinnamon has marco+compton
Hello there,

I was having tearing problem with Linux Mint 18.3 Mate edition and GPU NVidia 1050TI and the command above solved the issue. Thanks for the help!

Fontenele

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Re: Nvidia/Intel GPU Screen Tearing Mint 18.3

Post by trytip » Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:37 pm

what i did is create a blank text file in home directory called notear.sh then paste and save the code below (same one you used). right click and properties then make it executable in permissions

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nvidia-settings --assign CurrentMetaMode="$(nvidia-settings -q CurrentMetaMode -t|tr '\n' ' '|sed -e 's/.*:: \(.*\)/\1\n/g' -e 's/}/, ForceCompositionPipeline = On}/g')" > /dev/null
in startup session i add the script and it will start when system boots, or it can just be run whenever you want by posting the command in terminal

ps: this code works best in mate desktop i believe. for xfce i use compton with compton.conf <<< search google for compton .conf
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Re: Nvidia/Intel GPU Screen Tearing Mint 18.3

Post by Fontenele » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:34 am

trytip wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:37 pm
what i did is create a blank text file in home directory called notear.sh then paste and save the code below (same one you used). right click and properties then make it executable in permissions

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nvidia-settings --assign CurrentMetaMode="$(nvidia-settings -q CurrentMetaMode -t|tr '\n' ' '|sed -e 's/.*:: \(.*\)/\1\n/g' -e 's/}/, ForceCompositionPipeline = On}/g')" > /dev/null
in startup session i add the script and it will start when system boots, or it can just be run whenever you want by posting the command in terminal

ps: this code works best in mate desktop i believe. for xfce i use compton with compton.conf <<< search google for compton .conf
Hello there again trytip,

I was about to post a question about how to put that command when i start the system and i think you read my mind. Working fine! :D

Thanks a lot again,

Fontenele

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Re: Nvidia/Intel GPU Screen Tearing Mint 18.3

Post by JRV2018 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:11 pm

trytip! This is a problem that has annoyed me for a long time. I love Mint and have used different versions depending on the machine. Worked like a charm on my KDE 18.3 install, thank you!

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