Intel i915GM (xf86-video-intel modesetting) Tearing during playback with XV

Keith Packard keithp at
Tue Feb 20 21:39:28 PST 2007

On Tue, 2007-02-20 at 21:04 -0800, Tristan Willy wrote:
> > > Any suggestions?
> >
> > You can still use the overlay video adaptor, which does sync with
> > vretrace.
>   I'm having the same tearing issues, but I have no idea on how to use
> the overlay video adapter. Is this something I can enable with some
> switch with, for instance, mplayer?

I'm not sure; most players I've seen just pick the first adapter they
find. You might look at the application documentation and even file a
bug if they aren't configurable in this way; many cards are now offering
multiple video adapters as overlays become less useful with composited

keith.packard at
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