Recently installed Zorin Pro 16.1 on a machine of mine. Everything works great except for the screen tearing that happens when I watch a video. Screen tearing occurs through VLC and SMPlayer (with mpv backend). I've tried every possible setting through these programs to help fix the issue, but nothing seems to work. I even tried the method of creating a 20-intel.conf file with "TearFree" but that also didn't help. Luckily, there doesn't seem to be much of an issue when watching videos on the internet. I also don't experience screen tearing when scrolling or moving windows. So I'm not really sure what to do here.
I don't have any issues when I use Linux Mint. Playback is smooth. The main difference that I see when I run inxi -G is that Linux mint has "modesetting" for the driver, whereas zorin has it as "i915". I have no idea if that's really the issue, but I just know that Linux Mint seems to work better when playing videos.
Any tips on how I can fix this?
Here is my info:
System: Kernel: 5.13.0-37-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: N/A Desktop: Gnome 3.38.4 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM3 Distro: Zorin OS 16.1 base: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Machine: Type: Desktop System: Dell product: OptiPlex 5070 v: N/A serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 3 serial: <filter> Mobo: Dell model: 0YJMC0 v: A01 serial: <filter> UEFI: Dell v: 1.12.0 date: 12/10/2021 Battery: Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech Wireless Mouse M510 serial: <filter> charge: 55% (should be ignored) status: Discharging Device-2: hidpp_battery_1 model: Logitech Wireless Keyboard K360 serial: <filter> charge: 55% (should be ignored) status: Discharging CPU: Topology: 6-Core model: Intel Core i5-9500 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Kaby Lake rev: A L2 cache: 9216 KiB flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 36000 Speed: 899 MHz min/max: 800/4400 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 899 2: 900 3: 900 4: 900 5: 900 6: 900 Graphics: Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 630 vendor: Dell driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:3e92 Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.13 driver: i915 compositor: gnome-shell resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz, 1920x1080~60Hz OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 630 (CFL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.2.6 direct render: Yes Audio: Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.3 chip ID: 8086:a348 Device-2: Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo bus ID: 1-10:6 chip ID: 046d:082d Device-3: Schiit Audio Schiit Modi 3+ type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio bus ID: 1-3:3 chip ID: 30be:1014 Device-4: Samson Meteor condenser microphone type: USB driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus ID: 1-1:2 chip ID: 17a0:0310 Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.13.0-37-generic Network: Device-1: Intel Ethernet I219-V vendor: Dell driver: e1000e v: kernel port: efa0 bus ID: 00:1f.6 chip ID: 8086:15bc IF: eno1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> Drives: Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 121.16 GiB (13.0%) ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST31000528AS size: 931.51 GiB speed: 3.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> RAID: Hardware-1: Intel SATA Controller [RAID mode] driver: ahci v: 3.0 bus ID: 00:17.0 chip ID: 8086.2822 Partition: ID-1: / size: 915.40 GiB used: 121.13 GiB (13.2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 45.0 C mobo: N/A Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A Info: Processes: 291 Uptime: 4h 42m Memory: 7.55 GiB used: 2.75 GiB (36.5%) Init: systemd v: 245 runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 9.4.0 alt: 9 Shell: bash v: 5.0.17 running in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.0.38