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Screen tearing only while on battery

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:46 pm
by angel9643
Hi,

I have finally decided to start using Linux on my np355v5c laptop which has HD 7660G & HD 7670M, everything works (almost) perfectly, except that when I unplug the cable, the screen starts to tear especially on the cursor, if I plug it back everything goes back to normal.

I have Linux Mint 18.3 x64 mate installed and I didn't install any drivers so I think I am using the pre-installed opensource ones.

I also tried using the amd64-microcode driver in the driver manager but that didn't change anything.

Note: the problem does NOT happen in bios or when I had windows 10 installed, it happens on freshly installed mint.

Hope I can get some help here because I really liked Linux and don't want to go back to windows 10:(

Re: Screen tearing only while on battery

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:45 pm
by catweazel
Read this thread to see if it is useful. In particular, see the response from Laurent85 .

Re: Screen tearing only while on battery

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:29 am
by angel9643
I kinda fixed the problem by downgrading to mint 17.3..
Hope the open source drivers will be better before April 2019
Thanks for your help