skylake video

karu.pruun karu.pruun at
Tue May 10 23:29:02 PDT 2016

Thanks for this --- indeed, corruption gone!

This error I see in the log:

May 11 09:19:06 dfly kernel: error:
[drm:pid44841:intel_pipe_update_start] *ERROR* Potential atomic update
failure on pipe B




On Tue, May 10, 2016 at 11:42 PM, Andrew Slaughter
<andrew.slaughter at> wrote:
> Just to throw out a single data point for the curious, video support for
> Skylake on master seems to be working pretty well for me.
> At first there was a lot of tearing and corruption (usable, sort of), but
> using "uxa" instead of "sna" acceleration seems to have fixed things so far:
> /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf (taken from the Arch wiki):
> Section "Device"
>     Identifier "Intel Graphics"
>     Driver "intel"
>     Option "AccelMethod" "uxa"
> EndSection
> Trying to watch youtube was pretty painful, but it works well for what I do
> (lots of text, light web browsing).
> FWIW, using "sna" and the "tearfree" option didn't improve the corruption.

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