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Screen Tearing?

#1 Post by marlowe221 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:50 am

Hi folks!

I'm pretty new to MX Linux. I installed for the first time a month or so ago and everything has worked pretty flawlessly on my Thinkpad T450. I've played around with other Linux distributions before but this is definitely the best and most trouble-free one I've ever used.

The only thing that bothers me is some screen tearing when I'm using the scroll function in a web browser or LibreOffice document. I've tried enabling both of the included compositers but they seem to make things worse - instead of horizontal "rippling" I get diagonal tearing.

Any suggestions on how to fix/improve this?

My graphics hardware is the integrated Intel gpu on my i5-5300U CPU.

Thanks!

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Re: Screen Tearing?

#2 Post by stsoh » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:56 am

goto > settings > mxtweak > config options > check use intel driver.... > apply > close, reboot.
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Re: Screen Tearing?

#3 Post by marlowe221 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:05 am

Thanks! That seems to be doing the trick.

I saw that option while I was trying to figure it out but I wasn't sure what it did.

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Re: Screen Tearing?

#4 Post by Jerry3904 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:29 am

I wasn't sure what it did
We should put some short explanation in the tool tip if it's not there already!
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Re: Screen Tearing?

#5 Post by dreamer » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:03 am

Jerry3904 wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:29 am
I wasn't sure what it did
We should put some short explanation in the tool tip if it's not there already!
Just out of curiosity, what does that option do?

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Re: Screen Tearing?

#6 Post by dolphin_oracle » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:15 am

by default debian uses the "modesetting" video driver for X for many chipsets, including intel.

the tweak option forces use of the "intel" video driver, and enables some tear-free settings.
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Re: Screen Tearing?

#7 Post by dreamer » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:46 am

dolphin_oracle wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:15 am
by default debian uses the "modesetting" video driver for X for many chipsets, including intel.

the tweak option forces use of the "intel" video driver, and enables some tear-free settings.
Ok, thanks. Good to know.

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Re: Screen Tearing?

#8 Post by Stevo » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:58 pm

Yup, it didn't occur with Jessie's Mesa and the modesetting driver, but does with Stretch's and newer Intel GPUs. I can confirm that backporting the latest 18.X.X Mesa still doesn't fix it, either.

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