Friday, June 26, 2015

How to fix screen tearing on Intel Graphic Cards

On three of my machines, 2 laptops and a netbook, which have Intel Graphic cards, i experienced screen tearing while moving the terminal window to another place on the desktop when using Korora Xfce and MATE. It of course happened with other applications too.

A while ago i was searching for a solution since i found the issue pretty annoying. To my suprize i stumbled upon a fix on our very own Korora Project website posted by csmart. So i went on, gave it a try and it even worked out fine at my end.

If you experience screen tearing on your computer with a Intel Graphics card you could try to do the following. But keep in mind that i'm not taking any responsibility if something goes wrong so proceed at your own risk.:

1.Open a terminal and type or copy/paste this line:
sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-intel.conf
2. Then type or copy/paste the following lines:
                                 Section "Device"
                                   Identifier "Intel Graphics"
                                   Driver "intel"
                                   Option "AccelMethod" "sna"
                                   Option "TearFree" "true"

3. Save the file with Ctrl+O hit Enter and close Nano with Ctrl+X.
     Another option is Ctrl+X  and press Y.
4. Reboot the computer and enjoy a tear free experience.

I don't know if this fix applies to all Intel Graphic cards out there but as said before this worked out fine on my machines.


Friday, June 5, 2015

Korora 20 Peach End Of Life June 23 2015

Please keep in mind that Korora 20 will reach end of life on June 23, 2015.
We advise to upgrade to Korora 21 or, once the final is released, to Korora 22.

The development on Korora 22 will start in the upcoming weeks and we will keep you posted once we reach the Beta release. Our project will then need all the help we can get to test the Beta of K22. All feedback and suggestions are very welcome.