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SDB:Intel Graphics Screen Tearing

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Screen tearing is a visual artifact in video display where a display device shows information from multiple frames in a single screen draw. This article shows you how to fix that issue on systems with an Intel iGPU.

1. Create a X11 configuration file for your intel integrated graphic card:

sudo vim /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf

2. Insert this following configuration:

Section "Device"
    Identifier "Intel Graphics"
    Driver "intel"
    Option "TearFree"    "true"
EndSection

3. Save and exit vim with Esc + :x

4. Reboot your system.

5. If that doesn't work, add one or both lines additionally after the Driver "intel" line.

Option "AccelMod"    "uxa"
Option "DRI"         "3"

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