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Graphical issues with Mint Mate

Discussion in 'Linux & Open Source' started by PiKe, Jun 1, 2018.

  1. PiKe

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 22,889

    Location: Lake District

    I put Mint Mate 18.2 on my old celeron laptop with an intel express 4 chipset.

    When scrolling down webpages, it's like vsync isn't turned on and black rectangles randomly appear and flicker in and out.

    I've looked for any additional drivers but intel's site states that the ones in the linux distributions are the only ones available.

    Is this correct?
     
  2. Hades

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 20,555

    Location: Surrey and London

  3. stopper

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 17, 2010

    Posts: 1,759

    I don't use Mint but i found this, https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/3#TOC-Turn-off-visual-effects-in-Cinnamon
     
  4. PiKe

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 22,889

    Location: Lake District

    I'll give that a go when I get home, cheers.
     
  5. radial

    Associate

    Joined: Apr 8, 2009

    Posts: 36

    How did you get on?

    If you're still having issues and using X.org check
    to make sure this file
    exists, if not create it and add the following:

    Code:
    Section "Device"
        Identifier "Intel Graphics"
        Driver "intel"
        Option "AccelMethod" "sna"
        Option "TearFree" "true"
        Option "DRI" "3"
    EndSection
    
    Restart X / Reboot your machine to load the config.

    The "TearFree" option should fix your problem.

    Hope that helps.