Fedora 23 and screen tearing

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As I mentioned in my Fedora 23 review, I am very happy with this new release. So, I was a bit disappointed when I notice the issue with screen tearing. Now this is probably an issue with my particular set up and a lot of people may not run into this issue.

I have an Acer Aspire V5 with an integrated Intel HD 4400 and nVidia GT 750M and I use bumblebee for dynamic switching. So, by default the system runs on the Intel card. I noticed that when I move any window there is some tear. Naturally, I went on google looking for a fix for the issue. And I found this post on Ask Fedora. Basically the fix is to create the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf and have the below content in it:

	# /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf
	Section "Device"
	Identifier "Intel Graphics"
	Driver "intel"
	Option "AccelMethod" "sna"
	Option "TearFree" "true"
	EndSection

And then reboot! The issue should be fixed.

Sayak Biswas

Sayak Biswas

Graduate Student | Software Engineer | Music Lover

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