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How to fix screen tearing on nVidia graphics onboard?
« on: October 01, 2016, 03:06:50 am »
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dorina@dorina-System-Product-Name ~ $ inxi -F
System:    Host: dorina-System-Product-Name Kernel: 4.4.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Seven
Machine:   Mobo: ASUSTeK model: M4N68T-M LE v: Rev X.0x
           Bios: American Megatrends v: 1102 date: 06/12/2010
CPU:       Dual core AMD Athlon II X2 250 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
           clock speeds: max: 3000 MHz 1: 2300 MHz 2: 1800 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA C61 [GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.3 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1024x768@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: N/A GLX Version: N/A
Audio:     Card NVIDIA MCP61 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-38-generic
Network:   Card: NVIDIA MCP61 Ethernet driver: forcedeth
           IF: enp0s7 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full
           mac: 20:cf:30:94:b4:b4
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 120.0GB (6.7% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD1200JB size: 120.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 108G used: 4.9G (5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 2.95GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 36.0C mobo: 30.0C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 3183 sys-1: 0
Info:      Processes: 170 Uptime: 8 min Memory: 790.5/2755.5MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35

Is there a way to fix tearing on this graphic card?
« Last Edit: October 01, 2016, 05:56:32 am by avicola »

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How to fix screen tearing on nVidia graphics onboard
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2016, 03:06:50 am »
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Re: How to fix screen tearing on nVidia graphics onboard
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2016, 04:06:00 am »
Hi avicola

Have you tried installing the Nvidia drivers ?

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Re: How to fix screen tearing on nVidia graphics onboard
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2016, 05:36:37 am »
Yes. The screen tearing still persist.

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Re: How to fix screen tearing on nVidia graphics onboard?
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2016, 06:23:28 am »
Hi avicola

and I assume you have gone to the Home top directory and searched "Screen tearing"...  There are a number of Threads around regarding this.

Where does the tearing mainly occur ?

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Re: How to fix screen tearing on nVidia graphics onboard?
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2016, 06:37:04 am »
Unfortunately, this is a common problem with Nvidia graphics, but not one that's difficult to fix.  Run this command in the terminal:

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nvidia-settings --assign CurrentMetaMode="nvidia-auto-select +0+0 {
ForceFullCompositionPipeline = On }"

If the screen tearing goes away, good.  Continue on to the next step, which will make it permanent.

Run this command in the terminal:

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sudo nvidia-xconfig
Then this:

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sudo pluma /etc/X11/xorg.conf
That will open a text file.  Scroll down to where it says Section "Screen"

There should be a line that says Default Depth 24

Under that line, copy and paste this line into the file:

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Option  "metamodes" "nvidia-auto-select +0+0 { ForceFullCompositionPipeline = On }"(be sure to line it up with the Default Depth 24 line)

Save the file and close it.  After that, the screen tearing should go away and stay away, even after you reboot.

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Re: How to fix screen tearing on nVidia graphics onboard?
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2016, 08:21:38 am »
When i'm using OS driver i get this error:

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dorina@dorina-System-Product-Name ~ $ nvidia-settings --assign CurrentMetaMode="nvidia-auto-select +0+0 {
> ForceFullCompositionPipeline = On }"


ERROR: Error resolving target specification '' (No targets match target
       specification), specified in assignment
       'CurrentMetaMode=nvidia-auto-select +0+0 {
       ForceFullCompositionPipeline = On }'.


When i'm using nVidia driver i get this error:

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dorina@dorina-System-Product-Name ~ $ nvidia-settings --assign CurrentMetaMode="nvidia-auto-select +0+0 {
> ForceFullCompositionPipeline = On }"

ERROR: Error querying target relations


ERROR: Error querying target relations

The screen tearing is still there.  After this i tryed to insert this command in terminal:

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sudo nvidia-xconfigAnd i got this:

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dorina@dorina-System-Product-Name ~ $ sudo nvidia-xconfig
[sudo] password for dorina:

WARNING: Unable to locate/open X configuration file.

Package xorg-server was not found in the pkg-config search path.
Perhaps you should add the directory containing `xorg-server.pc'
to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
No package 'xorg-server' found
New X configuration file written to '/etc/X11/xorg.conf'


@zebedeeboss i'm new in linux. I saw the topics you are talking about, but i don't know what to filter. Last time i tryed to filter some info my p7 didn't started anymore.

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Re: How to fix screen tearing on nVidia graphics onboard?
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2016, 08:39:15 am »
@zebedeeboss i'm new in linux. I saw the topics you are talking about, but i don't know what to filter. Last time i tryed to filter some info my p7 didn't started anymore.

Thats cool... wait for the clever guys n gals  they will guide you through  :)

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Re: How to fix screen tearing on nVidia graphics onboard?
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2016, 09:16:07 am »
Did you restart your machine after the switch to the NVIDIA drivers?  ;)

Your first inxi -F shows nouveau drivers, can you post a new one confirming the switch to NVIDIA drivers...

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