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How to Troubleshoot Tearing on Intel Boards in Linux

Tearing something that gets on the nerves of anyone facing it, if you don't quite understand what it is, "tearing" the expression we use to designate that horrible "screen cut" effect, it happens a lot on screen movies. crowded, games and eventually even ordinary use of the system, opening folders or something.

Tearing something that gets on the nerves of anyone facing it, if you don't quite understand what it is, "tearing" the expression we use to designate that horrible "screen cut" effect, it happens a lot on screen movies. crowded, games and eventually even ordinary use of the system, opening folders or something.

Intel video Tearing on Linux

It's a boring problem to say the least and the solution fortunately very simple, this is one of those tips that involve the terminal but that to do by the graphic mode would be much more complicated, you see?

To solve the Tearing problem, regardless of Linux distro (at least as of this writing) just open any terminal and copy and paste this command below:

sudo apt-get install mesa-utils -y && sudo mkdir /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ && echo -e 'Section "Device" n Identifier "Intel Graphics" n Driver "Intel" n Option " AccelMethod "" sna " n Option" TearFree "" true " nEndSection '| sudo tee /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf

Basically what it does install Mesa Utils, a utility for configuring Mesa, is to create a file inside the X11 folder called "xorg.conf.d" and add information to it with the special "TearFree" parameter that will make Tearing stop happening.

Additional Tips:

Hopefully you never went through this problem, but it did, here is our tip to fix. I would like to thank you very much for the collaboration of our reader and friend Jos Rafael, who helped you find the solution and test it in different distros.

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