[SOLVED] cant fix tearing in a NVIDIA GPU

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[SOLVED] cant fix tearing in a NVIDIA GPU

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Hello, two days ago I installed linux mint and almost everything is fine, but I have a problem. I get tearing when the Nvidia configuration is on high performance. I've done everything to fix it but I couldn't.
I try to enable (or disable) the option force (full) composition but that options doesnt exist. I try to put this in xorg.conf "nvidia-settings --assign CurrentMetaMode="CONNECTION:RESOLUTION_RATE +0+0 { ForceFullCompositionPipeline = On }" but when i restart the system it crash, and I boot from an usb to delete that file to let me sign in to Linux Mint again. And the last one, I put this command "nvidia-settings --assign CurrentMetaMode="nvidia-auto-select +0+0 { ForceFullCompositionPipeline = On }" in startup apps but didnt work.

Unfortunately I cannot play with this problem well. Thanks in advance
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Re: cant fix tearing in a NVIDIA GPU

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please post the output of the following command:

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inxi -Fxxxmz
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Re: cant fix tearing in a NVIDIA GPU

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System:
  Kernel: 5.4.0-56-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0 
  Desktop: Cinnamon 4.6.7 wm: muffin 4.6.3 dm: LightDM 1.30.0 
  Distro: Linux Mint 20 Ulyana base: Ubuntu 20.04 focal 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 20378 v: Lenovo Y50-70 
  serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 v: Lenovo Y50-70 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: LENOVO model: Lenovo Y50-70 v: 31900059Std serial: <filter> 
  UEFI: LENOVO v: 9ECN43WW(V3.03) date: 08/12/2015 
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT1 charge: 42.2 Wh condition: 42.2/54.8 Wh (77%) volts: 8.0/7.4 
  model: LENOVO PABAS0241231 type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Full 
Memory:
  RAM: total: 15.55 GiB used: 1.94 GiB (12.5%) 
  RAM Report: 
  permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required. 
CPU:
  Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-4710HQ bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Haswell rev: 3 L2 cache: 6144 KiB 
  flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx 
  bogomips: 39911 
  Speed: 1098 MHz min/max: 800/3500 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1098 2: 1098 
  3: 1098 4: 1098 5: 1098 6: 1101 7: 1098 8: 1103 
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics vendor: Lenovo 
  driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:0416 
  Device-2: NVIDIA GM107M [GeForce GTX 860M] vendor: Lenovo driver: nvidia 
  v: 455.38 bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:1392 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: modesetting,nvidia 
  unloaded: fbdev,nouveau,vesa resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 860M/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 455.38 
  direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio 
  vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:03.0 
  chip ID: 8086:0c0c 
  Device-2: Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio vendor: Lenovo 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:8c20 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.0-56-generic 
Network:
  Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter 
  vendor: Lenovo driver: ath9k v: kernel port: 4000 bus ID: 08:00.0 
  chip ID: 168c:0036 
  IF: wlp8s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: Lenovo driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 3000 bus ID: 09:00.0 
  chip ID: 10ec:8168 
  IF: enp9s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
  Device-3: Qualcomm Atheros AR3012 Bluetooth 4.0 type: USB driver: btusb 
  bus ID: 3-7:5 chip ID: 0cf3:3004 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 894.25 GiB used: 41.50 GiB (4.6%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Kingston model: SA400S37960G size: 894.25 GiB 
  speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: J1A3 scheme: GPT 
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 93.75 GiB used: 41.47 GiB (44.2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 50.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 38 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:
  Processes: 283 Uptime: 1m Init: systemd v: 245 runlevel: 5 Compilers: 
  gcc: 9.3.0 alt: 9 Shell: bash v: 5.0.17 running in: gnome-terminal 
  inxi: 3.0.38 
here it is. sorry for the delay.
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Re: cant fix tearing in a NVIDIA GPU

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I'm guessing your set up is far more powerful than mine, but i found trying a different window manager setting (Preferences, Desktop Settings, Windows, window manager) sorted out tearing in games for me (both native and emulated.. marco + compton for my laptop, but I've read others options work better for other machines).

However, I'd wait to see what the experts say.
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Re: cant fix tearing in a NVIDIA GPU

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Can you post the full contents of the xorg.conf file you edited please. And also if you open System Settings>General what options are set for compositing?
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Re: cant fix tearing in a NVIDIA GPU

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the xorg.conf file that I edited I already deleted it because I bricked my computer. Now I pass you the original

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# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings:  version 440.82

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Layout0"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    Option         "Xinerama" "0"
EndSection

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "Module"
    Load           "dbe"
    Load           "extmod"
    Load           "type1"
    Load           "freetype"
    Load           "glx"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "kbd"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName      "GeForce GTX 860M"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "UseDisplayDevice" "none"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Virtual     1920 1080
        Depth       24
    EndSubSection
EndSection
What I added to that file and bricked my system, is in the original post. 4 options appear in configuration, deactivate, fallback, swap throttling and presentation time (this was selected by default). Thanks
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Re: cant fix tearing in a NVIDIA GPU

Post by antikythera »

I don't see anything glaringly obvious wrong here but I'm no expert. The reason I asked you to post that information is so that anyone with more knowledge than me about nvidia drivers may see something and help you further. What I am wondering is if the tearing started before you upgraded to the nvidia 455 driver from the 440 driver or after? It may be necessary for you to stick with 440 if that is the case.
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Re: cant fix tearing in a NVIDIA GPU

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i installed linux mint like a week ago, i don know if i upgrade, i don't think so. Thanks
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Re: cant fix tearing in a NVIDIA GPU

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I can fix the issue. Here is the answer https://www.reddit.com/r/Ubuntu/comment ... &context=3
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