Hi, since I installed Manjaro for the first time on February 2019, I never faced the Tearing issue, but since some update ago (I am on the stable branch), the video tearing has begun to appears. I can’t exactly recall which update was the culprit, but by doing a research, seems this one, since another user reported the same in this reply: [Stable Update] 2019-07-03 - Kernels, Systemd, Pamac 8.0, KDE, XFCE, Browser, QT which seems due the Mesa update.
I have been able to get rid of tearing by making the file
/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf with the following entry
Option "TearFree" "true", but this option is discouraged: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/intel_graphics#Tearing
and anyway is just a workaround (needed due a regression) , since previuosly I never faced tearing, also thanks to the compositors (the one shipped by XFCE and/or also by using Compton instead – my current Compositor).
What I noticed since I am using the option
TearFree, is that the scrolling in the apps (expecially in the browsers) is not fluid as before.
Is the current development of Mesa aware of this issue (ever if is Mesa the culprit)? What about if I attempt to downgrade Mesa? Could I risk to encounter other issues? I am aware of the fact that the downgrade of certain components is discouraged as well.
Graphics: Device-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.5 driver: intel resolution: 1366x768~60Hz
Current version of Mesa package: