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Ubuntu 16.04 Dell Screen Tearing
October 21, 2017
Edited: October 23, 2017
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I used the most basic solution to fix screen tearing with the Intel iGPU (integrated Graphics Processing Unit).
sudo powers edit/create the file
/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf and copy in the following:
Section "Device" Identifier "Intel Graphics" Driver "intel" Option "TearFree" "true" EndSection
Save the file.
After making these changes you’ll need to restart xserver either by logging in again or rebooting. The latter is always preferable for me.
NOTE: Arch Linux recommends putting the file in
/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf which I’ve been using for a year. Both locations work.