Ubuntu – Ubuntu 20.04 – Screen Tearing


Since I installed Ubuntu 20.04 I notice that there is Screen tearing when playing videos, it happens in several browsers and it is noticeable when moving the windows within the screen, when scrolling it is also noticeable. How is this problem solved?

Best Answer

I had the same problem with a GTX 960M on my Lenovo ideaPad Y700 and the following worked for me.

Open a terminal and run

sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-drm-nomodeset.conf

In the file, write the following line:

options nvidia-drm modeset=1

Save the file. Back into the terminal, update initramfs by running:

sudo update-initramfs -u


Source: ubuntuhandbook.org

If the previous step didn't work, there is another solution that you can try:

$ xrandr --output eDP-1-1 --set "PRIME Synchronization" 1


This command will enable the sync in your hybrid card.

To check that sync has been enable: $ sudo cat /sys/module/nvidia_drm/parameters/modeset

it should return Y now.


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