intel gfx, screen tearing solved!


Hi guys

I'm running lubuntu on a laptop with intel onboard gfx. Screen tearing was beginning to drive me nuts. I have, however, found a solution on youtube:

sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf

Section "Device"
Identifier "Intel Graphics"
Driver "intel"
Option "TearFree" "true"

crtl o to save edit

Hope this of some help to people out there having a similar issue.


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That's great news, @Alboy1975 :) and thanks for sharing.

I have moved this Thread to Desktop/X where it might gain a wider audience.

For the benefit of the OP and The Viewers, that video -

... The writer does reinvent the wheel in one regard.

Although the method will work in this folder /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ there is no need to make the folder there. In more cases than not, there is an existing folder, whether you are using Ubuntu-Mint, Fedora, Arch-Manjaro - whatever under


See my screenshot of my Terminal from this Peach OSI (based on Ubuntu's Bionic Beaver)


So if you want to be more organised, that file 20-intel.conf could just as easily go in there.

This is also the place where you can often fix recalcitrant devices such as mouse, tracking devices, touchpads, joysticks, touchscreens, &c.

Just start a new Thread if you need help in that regard :)

And "share the love", as the OP has done here :D

Enjoy your Linux

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Hi again

I've had a look for this path: /usr/share/xorg.conf.d/. It does not exist on my system. The xorg.config, plus other files are in x11:



If i change name of file from 20-intel.conf to xorg.conf.d screen tearing returns


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My bad, that should be


I have edited my post above

Wizard :oops::rolleyes:

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