Video tearing with modesetting driver and Intel Sandybridge graphics

Michel Dänzer michel at
Wed Mar 15 01:34:48 UTC 2017

On 14/03/17 07:52 PM, Tino Mettler wrote:
> Hi,
> I get tearing video with the modesetting driver on a Debian Sid
> installation.

Which desktop environment are you using?

> It happens at least in VLC and Firefox in Gnome3 using HDMI output of
> the Sandybridge graphics.

In Firefox, you probably need to force hardware compositing by setting
layers.acceleration.force-enabled=true in about:config . Check what
about:support says for *_COMPOSITING.

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