• Screen Tearing Fixes - Failed At Setting Up

    Hi there,

    I followed this tutorial that is supposed to help with screen issues when using Nvidia. See here - https://www.gloriouseggroll.tv/2016-arch-linux-nvidia-get-rid-of-screen-tearing-and-stuttering/

    I followed all that and when I rebooted, cinnamon just kept crashing and I was stuck with just my wallpaper. I was able to use CTRL-ALT-F2 to get to the terminal and undo these changes but I am curious about what went wrong.

    I do know that the guy in the video had extra stuff within his /etc/X11/xorg.conf file (besides what he said to add). At the same time I had to create my file and he already had his.

    Sadly I was more concerned with getting my system back that I didn’t really track which thing I undid fixed the problem. So I am not sure what file or change caused the problem.

    If there are any ideas here that would be great. I don’t have major screen issues but some youtube videos do seem choppy, and when I have my screensaver load (the default, where it fades in to the darker screen and clock) it flickers first before doing the nice fade. There are minor things like that I am looking to fix.

  • Before fooling around with Compton, fool around with the composition pipeline options in the nvidia settings (try both settings first and then save (and merge) to x config file.) And then reboot on both options to see which one is better.

    Some reading material:
    Video 1:
    Video 2:

    Antergos-specific guide:

  • Thanks for that.

    I have followed those instructions and added them. Rebooted and everything seems to have been remembered.

    Will have to do some testing to see if it’s improved.

    One thing I have noticed after doing that is the program Redshift (for adjusting colors by time of day) is no longer working. So not sure what the deal with that is. Any ideas?

  • Redshift not working is caused by enabling “force full composition pipeline”. Just using the other one it works.

    Not sure if I need the FULL version enabled and how to get it working?

    Also, sometimes when I run sudo nvidia-settings I get this

    Package xorg-server was not found in the pkg-config search path.
    Perhaps you should add the directory containing `xorg-server.pc'
    to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
    No package 'xorg-server' found
  • Without the FULL option enabled I am not seeing any real change.

    That being said maybe Screen Tearing is not my problem. Maybe it’s a similar issue. I am going to need to try and get a video of it happening or something. I have had the issue almost every time I use Linux, no matter the distro.

    Here is one attempt. Not sure if the video actually records it. Do you see anything wrong with this video and the scrolling. https://cl.ly/jbKb. Then again that video is at 15FPS so it probably just does not look right. But it kind of should give an idea of what I am seeing. The weird part is it seems to come and go, depending on the site, depending on how much I have scrolled I think…

    Bah I hate not knowing what is wrong.

  • @noobertroon said in Screen Tearing Fixes - Failed At Setting Up:


    I can’t detect any tearing in that video, but that doesn’t mean tearing not is occurring on your monitor input. I wouldn’t use Reddit as a benchmark anyway since they’ve been known to censor and ghost-throttle users of the site (which is not a conspiracy btw.) I suggest setting up a tripod (stability is important) and recording the screen with your phone minus audio.

  • Sorry for the delay. Will be looking to record those videos just haven’t had a chance. Will respond when i do :)


  • Here is the first video I was able to get, but I don’t think it’s good.

    I don’t have a tri-pod, but I don’t think that is the issue. It seems to be recording other artifacts on the screen that my eye can not see viewing the monitor. Not sure if that is normal.

    When I scroll the page it does occur, but the video makes it hard to see I think (my eyes are bad anyways). Let me know what you think but I am going to try and get better videos and different situations.


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