[PD] [GEM-dev] Screen tear/flicker when going full screen

Marco Donnarumma lists at marcodonnarumma.com
Mon May 26 14:57:52 CEST 2014

Hi Antonio,

I had the same problem but with an Nvidia card on Mint 15 (ubuntu 13.10).

Imho often times is not a software problem, but a firmware issue with the
vertical blank and refresh rate.

Does it happens with movies in full screen on an external monitor?

So not sure this below will help you, but it fixed the issue on my machine:

I put the following lines in "/etc/environment" -



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On Mon, May 26, 2014 at 12:56 PM, Antonio Roberts
<antonio at hellocatfood.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm running Pd Extended 0.43.4 on Ubuntu 14.04. I've got a Dell XPS13
> with Intel Ivybridge Mobile i7 graphics and I'm getting lots of screen
> tear/flicker when I go full screen with an external monitor attached.
> It doesn't matter if I'm full screen on the external or primary
> monitor, I still get lots of flicker.
> Attached is an example patch that causes this problem (contains
> flashing colours)
> I've noticed that if I don't go full screen (deleting border 0) then
> the flicker stops, but I then have the window borders and menu bar
> being displayed.
> Is this a problem with GEM?
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