• Wayland terrible for Intel HD 620?


    As the title says, I’m having trouble using Wayland on my Ultrabook with Intel 620 graphics.

    The model is Lenovo’s Yoga 910, and lspci reports the graphics thusly:
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation HD Graphics 620 (rev 02)

    What happens is that video, once fullscreened, will exhibit tearing. It doesn’t matter what program I use, VLC or even a browser with Youtube in a tab. Video over a certain resolution (I didn’t really test this to find the sweet spot or anything) will exhibit tearing when fullscreened.

    Switching to X.org fixes the issue and I get smooth video again.

    Not a big deal for me personally as I pretty much need X.org for my occasional Wacom use anyway, but I find it interesting.

    Is it perhaps lack of support for Wayland from Intel, or is Wayland just not there yet?

  • Yes as i can see here in the forum and other places Wayland is not that good for now…
    Xorg is still the best for getting no tearing and best performance.
    Sadly, but yes, wayland will need more time to work as it should!

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  • i think it more depends on what hardware you are using. im using a newer amd card and wayland has been great for me :)

    Xorg i had to tweak to get no tearing but wayland hasnt been a issue at all.

    Wayland yes though still needs work though.

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