skylake video

karu.pruun karu.pruun at
Thu May 12 02:36:58 PDT 2016

So far no luck. Combining these (on skylake, i915)

(1) compton --backend xr_glx_hybrid
(2) compton --backend glx
(3) Tearfree + SwapbuffersWait

gives tearing:

(1) + (3): tearing and hang
(2) + (3): tearing
(2): some tearing and slow

in addition, keyboard and mouse become sluggish on occasion.

I am using MATE but that should not matter. In sum, so far the
fastest, tearfree desktop I had with

Option "AccelMethod" "none"

Strangely, now this also gives sluggish mouse and unusable keyboard.



On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 10:35 PM, Carsten Mattner
<carstenmattner at> wrote:
> On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 9:07 PM, Bernard Mentink <bmentink at> wrote:
>> Hi Carsten,
>> Will starting compton also allow my bar to work in 3D instead of 2D ( Cairo
>> Dock)?
>> Do I just execute compton while I am in an X session ....
> I only use compton to force vsync and otherwise rely on Xmonad,
> so I don't have any experience with trying Cairo dock, but I can
> confirm that OpenGL still works when compton is running, if that's
> what you're asking.
> But I'd suggest to try DRI3 and TearFree or first just TearFree
> to see how well it solves the tearing issues. I'm testing Accelaration "glamor"
> with DRI "3" and TearFree "true" right now and no compton at all.
> Let's see if this works without video corruption and tearing for
> a long time...

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