Debian: Stop Screen Tearing

General Information

Fix screen tearing in games.


  • Distro(s): Debian Wheezy/Jessie (7/8)

  • Turn off compositing
    • KDE: Settings > System Settings > Desktop Effects > Advanced > Suspend desktop effects for fullscreen windows.
  • Enable sync to Vblank
    • Nvidia Settings Utility
  • Force GPU power levels to max
nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-nvidia.conf
Section "Device"
    Identifier "My GPU"
    Driver "nvidia"
    Option "RegistryDwords" "PowerMizerEnable=0x1; PerfLevelSrc=0x2222; PowerMizerDefaultAC=0x1"
  • linux_wiki/screen_tear_fix_debian.txt
  • Last modified: 2019/05/25 23:50
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