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Screen tearing and low FPS with Intel HD 4400

asked 2015-12-04 01:28:23 -0500

Provash Shoumma gravatar image

updated 2015-12-04 15:28:51 -0500

Hi, I'm a newbie to Fedora. I'm currently using Fedora 23. The problem is, I have a wired screen tearing issue. If I move around Nautilus, only when it is on the top half of the screen, it get some tearing. That's true for every window.

Also I'm facing trouble of low FPS. When I play 1080p videos on Youtube, or a blueray movie on Video, the framerate become very low.

Is there any work around for the issues? I'm not much concerned with screen tearing, but I'm definitely not enjoying videos. Any help would be very much appreciated.

  • I'm using Gnome 3.18
  • I'm on Dell Inspiron 14 (3442). Hardware detail (lspci output) :

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0b)

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answered 2015-12-04 09:38:24 -0500

mithrial gravatar image

The tearing issue dissappeared in my case after creating a file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.confwith the content:

# /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf
Section "Device"
    Identifier  "Intel Graphics"
    Driver      "intel"
    Option      "AccelMethod"  "sna"
    Option      "TearFree"    "true"
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This works! It stops the tearing issue. But it increase the frame drops. Any suggestion?

Provash Shoumma gravatar imageProvash Shoumma ( 2015-12-04 15:26:30 -0500 )edit

No, I'm sorry. I only copied the snippet myself from somewhere years ago.

mithrial gravatar imagemithrial ( 2015-12-04 17:52:12 -0500 )edit

I'm having the exact same problem. I'm having a lot of screen tearing when moving windows around and when watching videos. Basically the tearing happens whenever anything moves on the screen. When I set tearfree to true, the tearing disappears but then something weird happens. Whenever I'd move a window, the cursor moves first and then the window follows a bit later. My hardware is VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Broadwell-U Integrated Graphics (rev 09)

Asad Moosvi gravatar imageAsad Moosvi ( 2015-12-07 03:35:47 -0500 )edit

Have you tried the line Option "AccelMethod" "sna"?

mithrial gravatar imagemithrial ( 2015-12-08 08:46:24 -0500 )edit

That's the default acceleration method. It's already set. I've also tried glamor but the tearing also happens when that's set.

Asad Moosvi gravatar imageAsad Moosvi ( 2015-12-08 08:53:03 -0500 )edit

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