[SOLVED] Screen tearing on LM 19 xfce edition

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Re: Screen tearing on LM 19 xfce edition

Post by LinuxIsFun » Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:13 am

I found the solution
All i had to do was first do the updates,then use xfwm4+compositor
As it's better than all the other.

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Re: Screen tearing on LM 19 xfce edition

Post by pcpunk » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:49 am

I was wondering about that but did not pick up on the fact that this was a new install! Of course if the system is new without updates it won't work correctly. Now you have the Intel Driver.

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Re: Screen tearing on LM 19 xfce edition

Post by Hoser Rob » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:52 am

pcpunk wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:23 pm
I wonder if installing the Intel driver would be better?

Open the Driver Manager and see if there is a Driver there.
There's no such thing as INtel closed dsrivers that would show up ijn DM, never has been.

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Re: Screen tearing on LM 19 xfce edition

Post by DAMIEN1307 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:00 am

i know im late to the party here but if your still getting some light screen tearing even after the updates on your 1.66 atom CPU, this works...

Open a terminal and run these commands in sequence:

sudo mkdir -v /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d

then

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echo -e 'Section "Device"\n Identifier "Intel Graphics"\n Driver "Intel"\n Option "AccelMethod" "sna"\n Option "TearFree" "true"\nEndSection' | sudo tee /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf
now REBOOT to pick up the changes. <-- It's IMPORTANT that you reboot to apply the changes


To UNDO

Open a terminal and run:

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sudo rm -v /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf
and REBOOT.
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Re: Screen tearing on LM 19 xfce edition

Post by LinuxIsFun » Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:41 am

thanks to everyone who helped with this issue

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Re: Screen tearing on LM 19 xfce edition

Post by deanr72 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:10 am

DAMIEN1307 wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:00 am
i know im late to the party here but if your still getting some light screen tearing even after the updates on your 1.66 atom CPU, this works...

Open a terminal and run these commands in sequence:

sudo mkdir -v /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d

then

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echo -e 'Section "Device"\n Identifier "Intel Graphics"\n Driver "Intel"\n Option "AccelMethod" "sna"\n Option "TearFree" "true"\nEndSection' | sudo tee /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf
now REBOOT to pick up the changes. <-- It's IMPORTANT that you reboot to apply the changes


To UNDO

Open a terminal and run:

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sudo rm -v /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf
and REBOOT.
Hi. Just picking up on an old thread here. This solution worked fine on my laptop. Is there a similar cure for the following:

GPU: AMD KAVERI (DRM 2.50.0, 4.15.0-54-generic, LLVM 8.0.0)

Much obliged.

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Re: [SOLVED] Screen tearing on LM 19 xfce edition

Post by pcpunk » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:34 am

Thanks for the input, I don't know about that card but look at THIS.
https://www.maketecheasier.com/get-rid- ... ng-linux/
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Re: [SOLVED] Screen tearing on LM 19 xfce edition

Post by deanr72 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:54 am

Hi, pcpunk.

Yes, I've seen that. But it's not as decipherable (or rather simply copy & pasteable) as @DAMIEN1307's post.

Looking at that, and then looking at this link, would the following two terminal commands do the job?

sudo mkdir -v /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf

echo -e 'Section "Device"\n Identifier "Intel Graphics"\n Driver "Intel"\n Option "TearFree" "true"\nEndSection'

What about the information after the EndSection? Is that necessary? That is: | sudo tee /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf

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Re: [SOLVED] Screen tearing on LM 19 xfce edition

Post by DAMIEN1307 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:33 am

hi dean...keep in mind that the script i used is ONLY for intel chipsets...nvidia is entirely different and i do not have the codes for nvidia since i dont use nvidia...someone else who uses nvidia is going to be more knowledgeable in this matter...DAMIEN
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Re: [SOLVED] Screen tearing on LM 19 xfce edition

Post by DAMIEN1307 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:40 am

this may be helpful for your nvidia...just a shot in the dark here...DAMIEN

For Ubuntu based 18.04 with Nvidia driver 390.xx (not from ppa, just from Ubuntu repo).

edit this file (or create it)

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sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/zz-nvidia-modeset.conf
and add this line
options nvidia_drm modeset=1
On Ubuntu based 18.04 it's not recommended to write nvidia driver version in line above
after all, update initramfs with

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sudo update-initramfs -u
then reboot.
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Re: [SOLVED] Screen tearing on LM 19 xfce edition

Post by deanr72 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:49 am

DAMIEN1307 wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:33 am
hi dean...keep in mind that the script i used is ONLY for intel chipsets...nvidia is entirely different
Yes, and indeed I've got AMD in my Lenovo H50-55. So that's something completely different again, right? :(

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Re: [SOLVED] Screen tearing on LM 19 xfce edition

Post by DAMIEN1307 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:02 pm

hi dean...OK here we go with another shot in the dark for your AMD on Lenovo...DAMIEN
If you dont have mesa-utils installed, then do this:

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sudo apt-get install mesa-utils
Then do this:

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sudo mkdir /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/
Then do this:

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echo -e ‘Section “Device” Identifier “Radeon” Driver “radeon” Option “TearFree” “on” EndSection’ | sudo tee /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-amd.conf
Then reboot.

After reboot, you will "hopefully" find screen tearing has been eliminate. If you wish to revert the changes, open the terminal and add the following:

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sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-amd.conf
Then reboot
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Re: [SOLVED] Screen tearing on LM 19 xfce edition

Post by deanr72 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:55 pm

Nah, didn't work. :(

Well, at least not as far as I know. When I rebooted it would only boot to terminal, not the desktop. Fortunately I had the presence of mind to use the sudo rm command and get back into my desktop.

Ho hum. I really should stop messing around with my main working machine like this, shouldn't I? :?

I've read in a few places now that the 5.? kernel has solved screentearing on Ubuntu. Is that actually likely? Not that I'll start playing around with kernels, of course - but at least I can wait knowing that a possible fix is in the pipeline.

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