OBS is having flickering issues while recording using XSHM.

I'm having issues with OBS. So basically, I moved from ubuntu, liked it, and got familiar in 15 days. Install OBS, all good. I tried to record with OBS so I used XSHM. Sure, that works. But what's that flickering? Ok no problem I think and try to record, thinking it's just a preview issue. Nope. It's there in the recorded video. Ok, i think. Let's google the issue. I do and find out it's a common issue in manjaro. Sure let's try and fix it. All the issues are related or caused by nvidia gpus. I have a intel gpu. Now what?

The output of inxi -Fx:

$ inxi -Fx
System:    Host: sambhav-inspiron-3521 Kernel: 5.6.10-3-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0 
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.18.5 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:   Type: Portable System: Dell product: Inspiron 3521 v: A16 serial: <root required> 
           Mobo: Dell model: 06RYX8 v: A02 serial: <root required> UEFI [Legacy]: Dell v: A16 date: 05/24/2018 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT1 charge: 11.3 Wh condition: 21.6/65.5 Wh (33%) model: SDI DELL G019Y3AN status: Charging 
CPU:       Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i3-3217U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Ivy Bridge rev: 9 L2 cache: 3072 KiB 
           flags: avx lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 14368 
           Speed: 798 MHz min/max: 800/1800 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 798 2: 798 3: 798 4: 798 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics vendor: Dell driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: intel unloaded: modesetting resolution: 1366x768~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 4000 (IVB GT2) v: 4.2 Mesa 20.0.6 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
           bus ID: 00:1b.0 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.6.10-3-MANJARO 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet vendor: Dell driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 2000 
           bus ID: 01:00.0 
           IF: enp1s0 state: down mac: 74:86:7a:50:a1:72 
           Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Dell driver: ath9k v: kernel 
           port: 2000 bus ID: 02:00.0 
           IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: 64:5a:04:a1:8c:80 
           Device-3: Qualcomm Atheros type: USB driver: btusb bus ID: 1-1.1:6 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 465.76 GiB used: 41.62 GiB (8.9%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST500LT012-1DG142 size: 465.76 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 67.08 GiB used: 11.75 GiB (17.5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7 
           ID-2: /home size: 57.55 GiB used: 29.87 GiB (51.9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 49.0 C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 3200 
Info:      Processes: 193 Uptime: 34m Memory: 3.73 GiB used: 1.31 GiB (34.9%) Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: 9.3.0 Shell: bash 
           v: 5.0.16 inxi: 3.0.37 

I'm sorry if I come across as rude or impatient :slight_smile:
Oh and I'm comfortable with the terminal. Thanks!

Try with:
sudo pacman -Syu xf86-video-intel
Reboot and test again.

Interesting! My first check was, is it modesetting? Because Intel's video driver always caused exactly this behavior for me.

yes i do have the video-modesetting driver!

Well, then try the Intel driver as @bogdancovaciu suggests :crossed_fingers:

ok I removed it and the flickering is still there

You removed what?

a bit late but the issue is fixed.

So what did you do to fix it? :confused:

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