I am a happy loki user but the screen tearing in videos is horrible. It doesn't matter if it is a video played in VLC or a YouTube or Netflix video in firefox. I always experience the tearing so it looks like v-snyc isn't enabled? I have an Asus K56CB Notebook with an integrated Intel Graphics card and an Nvidia 635M. The Nivida driver is installed through the app center but I use the intel chip because of battery life aspects. Besides, the nvidia chip doesn't a better job there.

Is there any change to get rid of that?

  • +1 - same here Acer Aspire V3-571G (Intel HD 2500 + nVidia 640M)
    – VaPRA
    Jun 30, 2018 at 17:27

1 Answer 1


Try this solution,

Create a new file

sudo nano /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel_tearfree.conf

And paste this content inside,

Section "Device"
  Identifier  "Intel Graphics"
  Driver      "intel"
  Option      "TripleBuffer" "true"
  Option      "TearFree"     "true"

Reboot, should fix your problem.

If it doesn't solve it / you don't want to keep the changes, just remove the file by running

sudo rm /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel_tearfree.conf

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