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#1 2021-10-19 13:38:14

kimitake
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Screen Tearing with AMD Graphics

Hello everyone, I've just freshly installed Bunsenlabs Lithium and run post-installation script. I'm not so new to Linux, so I used to use other distros such as Mint, MX, and Fedora etc. All with XFCE desktop environment except Fedora, btw. I encountered with this Linux-specific tearing issue before and I managed to fix that easily by just simply using this

compton --backeng glx --paint-on-overlay --vsync opengl-swc

command or adding it to startup commands. Even though, I have to admit that I'm not sure of how to edit compton.conf and startup configuration properly. So I don't want to break things and I'd appreciate some help here.

But somehow, it seemed it won't work for my Bunsenlabs installation. I also get screen flickering while watching videos with VLC and I also get tearing while in Firefox -even while scrolling up and down.

Here is my inxi -G output:

inxi -G
Graphics:
  Device-1: AMD Park [Mobility Radeon HD 5430/5450/5470] driver: radeon 
  v: kernel 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.4 driver: ati,radeon 
  unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa resolution: 1366x768~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: AMD CEDAR (DRM 2.50.0 / 4.19.0-17-amd64 LLVM 7.0.1) 
  v: 3.3 Mesa 18.3.6

And I have my 'pretty ontouched' compton.conf.

Thank you in advance

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#2 2021-10-19 14:15:40

sleekmason
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Re: Screen Tearing with AMD Graphics

You can open ~/.config/compton.conf and add your line in around line 206, save and restart compton to see if what you have works.

Looks like you have a typo on backend?

compton --backeng glx --paint-on-overlay --vsync opengl-swc

Maybe in the file itself try:

backend = "glx";
vsync = "opengl-swc";

instead of what you have above, and add in the --paint-on-overlay if needed?
restart using "menu -> preferences -> compositor -> restart compositor

Leave your compton.conf open to change it back if it doesn't work for you.

Also I would check if you are still having problems without using compton at all. (Compositor issue?)

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#3 2021-10-19 17:40:13

kimitake
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Re: Screen Tearing with AMD Graphics

sleekmason wrote:

You can open ~/.config/compton.conf and add your line in around line 206, save and restart compton to see if what you have works.

Unfortunately, it won't help.

Looks like you have a typo on backend?

Yep, my friend. That's my bad that I made a typo but only in here. I double checked my syntax in the conf file, yet it doesn't work.

restart using "menu -> preferences -> compositor -> restart compositor

I did restart the compositor through the shortcut that appears in jgmenu. Didn't help.

Also I would check if you are still having problems without using compton at all. (Compositor issue?)

I've just disabled the compton and tried xcompmgr instead. Flickering is gone but it's still tearing sad

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#4 2021-10-19 17:44:48

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Re: Screen Tearing with AMD Graphics

kimitake wrote:
sleekmason wrote:

You can open ~/.config/compton.conf and add your line in around line 206, save and restart compton to see if what you have works.

Unfortunately, it won't help.

Looks like you have a typo on backend?

Yep, my friend. That's my bad that I made a typo but only in here. I double checked my syntax in the conf file, yet it doesn't work.

restart using "menu -> preferences -> compositor -> restart compositor

I did restart the compositor through the shortcut that appears in jgmenu. Didn't help.

Also I would check if you are still having problems without using compton at all. (Compositor issue?)

I've just disabled the compton and tried xcompmgr instead. Flickering is gone but it's still tearing sad

It sounds like you tried the line you have rather than the ones I provided?
Please show what line(s) you have added to the file.

xcompmgr . . . Picom is the newest compositor.

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#5 2021-10-22 20:03:13

kimitake
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Registered: 2021-10-19
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Re: Screen Tearing with AMD Graphics

sleekmason wrote:

It sounds like you tried the line you have rather than the ones I provided?
Please show what line(s) you have added to the file.

xcompmgr . . . Picom is the newest compositor.

Why would I, you're trying to help me here smile I tried your solution. Same as the others, flickering was gone but tearing is still there.

Anyways, I hopped back. Thank you for your kindness.

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