skylake video

karu.pruun karu.pruun at
Mon May 16 12:06:05 PDT 2016

I have to correct a mistake: I did get compton + uxa with xfce4
working tearfree on a 4k monitor. I used this conf file

with the glx backend.

On a different note: I was very much impressed by wayland/weston.
Following these instructions

one gets a teafree smooth graphical environment. No apps apart from a
terminal but looks promising. I wonder if the xwayland module would
allow run the usual xorg applications? The xwayland module did not
load; complained about the missing X11 socket.




On Thu, May 12, 2016 at 3:29 PM, Carsten Mattner
<carstenmattner at> wrote:
> On Thu, May 12, 2016 at 1:47 PM, Andrew Slaughter wrote:
>> Using compton with backend "glx" and vsync "opengl-swc" ("sna" acceleration
>> and "tearfree" enabled in the driver) reduced the tearing significantly for
>> me (on both XFCE and spectrwm), although it didn't eliminate it (mainly left
>> with some minor corruption of fonts in firefox). It seemed usable, though.
> After testing it for a day, I can say that DRI 3 and Accel glamor don't solve
> tearing and cause more tearing actually. Back to default DRI 2 and SNA.
> Does anybody have an AMD gpu to report how much tearing happens there?
> I'm fed up with the frequent regressions and missing QA in Intel GPUs
> during the last year. It only got worse since the linux-4.3 atomic modesetting
> changes.

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