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Screen Tearing Back After Firefox Update

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Re: Screen Tearing Back After Firefox Update

#11 Post by stsoh » Fri May 11, 2018 1:43 am

first, did those whom have tear screen (with intel graphic) set 20-intel.conf?
if not, pls do so with MX Tweak.
goto settings > mx tweak > config options > check use intel driver..... > apply. restart.
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Re: Screen Tearing Back After Firefox Update

#12 Post by Eadwine Rose » Fri May 11, 2018 2:19 am

There is no "use intel driver" in config options?

Or does this only appear when you have something Intel (which I don't)?
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Re: Screen Tearing Back After Firefox Update

#13 Post by stsoh » Fri May 11, 2018 3:22 am

second, for those whom have set 20-intel.conf (exclude those whom doesn't have intel graphics).
open root thunar, check /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf file and compare with this below:

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Section "Device"
         Identifier  "Device0"
         Driver      "intel"
#        BusID       "PCI:0:2:0"
#        Option      "AccelMethod" "sna"
#        Option      "DRI" "true"
#        Option      "DRI" "3"
         Option      "TearFree" "true"
EndSection
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/intel_graphics
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Re: Screen Tearing Back After Firefox Update

#14 Post by stsoh » Fri May 11, 2018 3:26 am

Eadwine Rose wrote:There is no "use intel driver" in config options?

Or does this only appear when you have something Intel (which I don't)?
for those whom do not have intel graphic, pls refer below links:

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/AMDGPU

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/NVIDIA

check /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/
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Re: Screen Tearing Back After Firefox Update

#15 Post by xali » Fri May 11, 2018 4:08 am

so, i tried to change settings for hardware accelaration but firefox couldn't open the tab with the first try. i had to try twice. so i changed it but nothing changed. but palemoon,seamonkey and also firefox-esr (also after the latest update) are working fine

i think i recall there are threads about falling back to a previous version and for pining updates, but i didn't find them until now (i am searching), so if anyone can provide a quick advice about falling back to the previous version of firefox and pin the updates for firefox, that would be helpfull

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Re: Screen Tearing Back After Firefox Update

#16 Post by stsoh » Fri May 11, 2018 4:24 am

why would u want hw acceleration? this is the cause of screen tearing.
for firefox, first and foremost add-on ublock because of advertisement consumed a lot of cpu power and memories.
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Re: Screen Tearing Back After Firefox Update

#17 Post by Kestrel » Fri May 11, 2018 4:48 am

stsoh wrote:second, for those whom have set 20-intel.conf (exclude those whom doesn't have intel graphics).
open root thunar, check /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf file and compare with this below:

Code: Select all

Section "Device"
         Identifier  "Device0"
         Driver      "intel"
#        BusID       "PCI:0:2:0"
#        Option      "AccelMethod" "sna"
#        Option      "DRI" "true"
#        Option      "DRI" "3"
         Option      "TearFree" "true"
EndSection
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/intel_graphics
I've already got the "tear free" line in my /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf file and never had the lines which you have commented out, the only difference is "Identifier "Intel graphics"" in mine as follows:-

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Section "Device"
   Identifier  "Intel Graphics"
   Driver      "intel"
   Option      "TearFree"    "true"
EndSection
Also the compton startup code I mentioned earlier. Normally one or both of these solutions works. With some distros merely enabling compton does the trick ie Linux Mint but nobody on the Mint forum would tell me what was in their compton file so that I could apply it here in MX, instead some guy gave me a lecture starting with the sentence "this is not windows" and more or less told me not to be meddling with things I dont understand, so I searched here and got much more helpful advice and a better distro too. This problem has only arisen since the firefox update and does not affect other browsers or video players. The above fixes were applied when I had screen tearing across all browsers and all video players which is usually the case when installing a fresh new distro, I have yet to find one that doesnt initially have screen tearing on my two machines (Intel and AMD).

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xali wrote:so, i tried to change settings for hardware accelaration but firefox couldn't open the tab with the first try. i had to try twice. so i changed it but nothing changed. but palemoon,seamonkey and also firefox-esr (also after the latest update) are working fine

i think i recall there are threads about falling back to a previous version and for pining updates, but i didn't find them until now (i am searching), so if anyone can provide a quick advice about falling back to the previous version of firefox and pin the updates for firefox, that would be helpfull
It might be my previous comment you refer to. Sorry I was talking about how I had rolled back to a previous graphic driver and pinned that to prevent it updating. But that was in relation to constant crashes when using MX Tools and other GUI parts of MX rather than screen tearing. I can dig out the thread for you if you wish?
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Re: Screen Tearing Back After Firefox Update

#18 Post by Kestrel » Fri May 11, 2018 4:55 am

stsoh wrote:why would u want hw acceleration? this is the cause of screen tearing.
for firefox, first and foremost add-on ublock because of advertisement consumed a lot of cpu power and memories.
The issue is not lack of memory or cpu. And hw acceleration is disabled and always has been. But thanks anyway.
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Re: Screen Tearing Back After Firefox Update

#19 Post by stsoh » Fri May 11, 2018 5:46 am

i have not experience any screen tear on my old pc desktop, i was wonder why u guys had this problem.
i use firefox since long time but only experience due to adverts consuming lots of cpu power n memories, thus ublock comes in.
watch/download tv/movie videos, youtube, web browsing fast with mxlinux, had many tweaks (too many) disabled:
media.gmp-gmpopenh264.enabled;false
layers.acceleration.disabled;true
datareporting.healthreport.uploadEnabled;false
datareporting.policy.dataSubmissionEnabled;false
toolkit.telemetry.archive.enabled;false
browser.tabs.crashReporting.sendReport;false
dom.ipc.plugins.flash.subprocess.crashreporter.enabled;false
dom.ipc.plugins.reportCrashURL;false
etc......plus disabled plugins like flash, openh264, widevine.
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Re: Screen Tearing Back After Firefox Update

#20 Post by xali » Fri May 11, 2018 7:03 am

stsoh wrote: this is the cause of screen tearing
thanks, but i don't have a screen tearing. in my case firefox crashes or doesn't browse at all. i just tried this, just in case. never had such an issue before, i don't know why is this happening. so i thought to fall back to the previous version and pin the update to stay with firefox 59.
oh, and i dont use compton.

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