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Desktop clips through background when recording, only happens in Linux Mint Cinnamon

Post by Suby » Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:39 pm

When recording something in Cinnamon, my desktop will often clip through for a few frames.

- This only happens in Cinnamon. On Mate, which I have installed alongside Cinnamon (and which consequentially is using the same video drivers) it does not happen.
- This happens with every piece of recording software I have tried, with the exception of the hidden recording feature in Cinnamon (ctrl+alt+shift+r).
- Some programs (like Firefox) seem immune to the effect.
- I have a Geforce 780 TI. This does not happen with the open source graphics drivers, but it does happen with every version of the closed source ones that I've tried.
- I'm on 18.2, but it happened in 18.1, and if I remember correctly 18 as well.

Here's a short video of the glitch happening -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mECdY_9 ... e=youtu.be

Anyone have any idea on why this is happening, and what I could do to fix this? I'd really appreciate any help!

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Re: Desktop clips through background when recording, only happens in Linux Mint Cinnamon

Post by faramhit » Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:24 am

A couple of days ago I maked a post with the same trouble. Only that I have an intel graphics.
For Nvidia I found some suggestions. Try this one: https://beamtic.com/obs-screen-flicker

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Re: Desktop clips through background when recording, only happens in Linux Mint Cinnamon

Post by phd21 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:52 pm

Hi "Suby",

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum !

It would help to know more about your system setup. If you run "inxi -Fxzd" from the console terminal prompt, highlight the results, copy and paste them back here, that should provide enough information.

It would also help to know how you are recording your desktop, which application(s) have you tried? After reviewing that very quick video, it looks like you are using OBS which is great software. I read that you must have a video card capable of "openGL" (GLX) of version 3 or higher to use it though, and sadly my ancient computer hardware cannot do that.

SimpleScreenRecorder (IMHO the best desktop screen recorder app)
http://www.maartenbaert.be/simplescreenrecorder/
To install this using the PPA method, open a console terminal, type in, or copy & paste, each line below one by one:

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:maarten-baert/simplescreenrecorder

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sudo apt-get update

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sudo apt-get install simplescreenrecorder simplescreenrecorder-lib
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# if you want to record 32-bit OpenGL applications on a 64-bit system:

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sudo apt-get install simplescreenrecorder-lib:i386
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Hope this helps ...
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Re: Desktop clips through background when recording, only happens in Linux Mint Cinnamon

Post by Suby » Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:33 pm

Thanks for the replies!
faramhit wrote:A couple of days ago I maked a post with the same trouble. Only that I have an intel graphics.
For Nvidia I found some suggestions. Try this one: https://beamtic.com/obs-screen-flicker
I can't be sure until I've tested some more, but it looks like setting ForceCompositionPipeline to on has solved my issue.

To be clear, in case anyone else runs into the same issue as me, I did not find the option in the nvidia control panel as the link said. I had to go to the terminal and enter

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nvidia-settings --assign CurrentMetaMode="nvidia-auto-select +0+0 { ForceCompositionPipeline = On }"
I'll post back here if it turns out this was a false positive on solving the issue.

Thanks again guys!

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Desktop clips through background when recording, only happens in Cinnamon

Post by rhrazdil » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:15 am

Hello guys,

This thread is a bit older, but I see that the issue hasn't been resolved nor has the thread been closed. I experience the same issue. When recording my screen, the wallpaper flickers through windows.

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System:    Host: localhost.localdomain Kernel: 4.17.19-200.fc28.x86_64 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 8.1.1 
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.8 Distro: Fedora release 28 (Twenty Eight) 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 20BWS1KY0H v: ThinkPad T450s serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: LENOVO model: 20BWS1KY0H serial: <filter> UEFI [Legacy]: LENOVO v: JBET47WW (1.12 ) 
           date: 03/10/2015 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 18.0 Wh condition: 18.0/23.2 Wh (78%) model: SANYO 45N1773 status: Unknown 
           ID-2: BAT1 charge: 18.1 Wh condition: 18.2/23.2 Wh (78%) model: SANYO 45N1775 status: Unknown 
CPU:       Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i7-5600U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Broadwell rev: 4 
           L2 cache: 4096 KiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 20752 
           Speed: 2060 MHz min/max: 500/3200 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1598 2: 1257 3: 1377 4: 1292 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 5500 driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 
           Display: x11 server: Fedora Project X.org 11.0 driver: i915 
           resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz, 1920x1080~60Hz, 1920x1080~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 5500 (Broadwell GT2) v: 4.5 Mesa 18.0.5 
           direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Broadwell-U Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:03.0 
           Device-2: Intel Wildcat Point-LP High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
           bus ID: 00:1b.0 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.17.19-200.fc28.x86_64 
Network:   Device-1: Intel Ethernet I218-LM driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: 3080 bus ID: 00:19 
           IF: enp0s25 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Intel Wireless 7265 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel bus ID: 03:00 
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
           IF-ID-1: docker0 state: down mac: <filter> 
           IF-ID-2: virbr0 state: down mac: <filter> 
           IF-ID-3: virbr0-nic state: down mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 238.47 GiB used: 105.32 GiB (44.2%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: MZ7LN256HCHP-000L7 size: 238.47 GiB 
           Message: No Optical or Floppy data was found. 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 44.17 GiB used: 27.98 GiB (63.3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-1 
           ID-2: /boot size: 975.9 MiB used: 192.2 MiB (19.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5 
           ID-3: /home size: 85.51 GiB used: 76.05 GiB (88.9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-3 
           ID-4: swap-1 size: 2.78 GiB used: 1.10 GiB (39.5%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-2 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 54.0 C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 2958 
Info:      Processes: 348 Uptime: 2d 4h 32m Memory: 11.43 GiB used: 7.26 GiB (63.5%) Init: systemd runlevel: 5 
           Compilers: gcc: 8.1.1 Shell: zsh v: 5.5.1 inxi: 3.0.21 

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Re: Desktop clips through background when recording, only happens in Linux Mint Cinnamon

Post by Moem » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:24 am

rhrazdil wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:15 am
This thread is a bit older, but I see that the issue hasn't been resolved nor has the thread been closed.
Hello,
Please re-read the post above yours. It seems to contain a solution. If it doesn't work for you, please post a new topic. Thanks!
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If your issue is solved, kindly indicate that by editing the first post in the topic, and adding [SOLVED] to the title. Thanks!

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Re: Desktop clips through background when recording, only happens in Cinnamon

Post by rhrazdil » Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:01 am

Hello!

I apologize that I missed the fact the the old thread is about Mint, however, using SimpleScreenRecorder is not a solution. It is actually the tool I used for the recording.

The issue doesn't occur on the very same fedora machine with KDE.

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Re: Desktop clips through background when recording, only happens in Cinnamon

Post by Hoser Rob » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:48 am

It doesn't matter if it happens or not in KDE in fedora for you, it's fedora and this is a Linux Mint forum. Other distros aren't supported here. It matters not one bit if it's Cinnamon.

Try the Fedora forums.

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Desktop clips through background when recording, only happens in Cinnamon

Post by eugene86 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:47 am

I've got the same issue with Cinnamon 3.6 The problem appears with recordmydesktop, zoom.us
All other desktop environments (Mate, KDE, XFCE, Gnome) are free of it.
This issue seriously affects my work as I need to perform daily meetings with Zoom.us
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Re: Desktop clips through background when recording, only happens in Cinnamon

Post by MrEen » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:59 am

Hi eugene86, and welcome to the forum.

For anyone to be of any assistance, they will probably need to see some hardware specs. Post the output of running inxi -Fxz in the terminal. When pasting large blocks of text, please enclose the results in-between [ⅽode] and [/ⅽode] code markers by selecting </> from the mini toolbar above the textbox where you type your reply.

I will mention that there was "solution" posted in the original thread linked to in the thread you posted to. I have no idea if this will work in your case. I don't even know if you should attempt it without knowing your hardware. Here's a direct link to the post: viewtopic.php?f=47&t=249205#p1339748

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Re: Desktop clips through background when recording, only happens in Linux Mint Cinnamon

Post by karlchen » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:55 am

<moderator on>
Breaking the unconditional forum mantra that threads must not be continued, if they have not had any update for X months, the 3 parts have been re-united to a single thread.
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