As described in the title, it occurs when scrolling up and down on a web page, it occurs when watching videos. You can go on youtube and do the screen tearing test and it easily shows up on the test. In general, it is bad in linux, but relatively under control on Manjaro, but it seems to be the worse on elementary OS, at least for me. I do have an nvidia card. I have tried the force full composite pipeline; but that still didn't fix it.

  • I have noticed that the issue happens less in Firefox than Chrome. The video screen tearing is nearly non-existent now on firefox; the scrolling is mostly gone. I would say it is still behind Manjaro; but now usable as I'm liking Elementary OS more. – powerincarnate Apr 19 '19 at 1:53
  • Can you update your question with your graphics driver version and your card model please? – Maccer Apr 22 '19 at 19:44

To fix the screen tearing issue, one has to edit or create this file located /usr/share/X11/xorg.confi.d/20-intel.conf as root, then add the following: Section "Device" Identifier "Intel Graphics" Driver "Intel" Option "AccelMethod" "sna" Option "TearFree" "true" Option "DRI" "3" EndSection This should fix the tearing by disabling the graphics card from purging.

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    I haven't had time to try this out yet, but my question is, why does it include intel graphics? I don't have an Intel graphic card. – powerincarnate May 5 '19 at 1:13

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