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.


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