OpenGL games on IntelHD not working properly

Hi, I recently started my move from Windows to Linux and it’s been really smooth so far but the OpenGL drivers seem to have some issues, all my OpenGL games look like this, I know I can’t include links but I need to show what’s going on, as it’s purely visual and I don’t get an error or anything: com/file/d/1KxkH-8gJnv-o7JLxDPvcke3FNj5TclVp/view?usp=sharing com/file/d/1fn2PrWY3NM4slSnBv82FlT-cQ17eLJP2/view?usp=sharing

Models get this distortion which is sometimes a lot more dramatic and performance also seems to be affected when they’re on screen, I haven’t been able to find someone with the same issue, on Windows I don’t have this issue but I’d rather be able to play most of what I can here that performance is much more stable and as most of what I play are old games which need OpenGL.

Any idea of what’s happening? The Intel drivers are installed, so I’m not sure of what to do about this.

Welcome here :smiley:

Well, the Intel drivers are built into the Kernel. Have you tried other Kernels to see if it still persists, in case it was just regression in your current kernel?

I have a laptop with a i7-7600U (or i7-7660U, don’t remember) and haven’t encountered this myself.

Also, can you please provide the output of inxi -Fza? Please put ``` before and after your output so that it’s easier to read.

Also also, how are you running your games? WINE? .bin files? Steam (Native or Proton)? Lutris?

Thank you for the welcome!

Yes, installed another Kernel just before responding, issue persists.

  Kernel: 5.11.10-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.11-x86_64 
  root=UUID=e4543b9e-eb9a-4b0e-82b7-538d92cd3a78 rw quiet apparmor=1 
  security=apparmor udev.log_priority=3 
  Desktop: Xfce 4.16.0 tk: Gtk 3.24.24 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm4 vt: 7 
  dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux 
  Type: Laptop System: Acer product: Aspire ES1-411 v: V1.01 
  serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Acer model: EA42_BM v: Type2 - A01 Board Version serial: <filter> 
  UEFI-[Legacy]: Insyde v: 1.01 date: 07/29/2014 
  ID-1: BAT1 charge: 22.2 Wh (74.2%) condition: 29.9/37.0 Wh (80.7%) 
  volts: 15.4 min: 14.8 model: SANYO AL12A32 type: Li-ion serial: <filter> 
  status: Discharging 
  Info: Dual Core model: Intel Celeron N2840 bits: 64 type: MCP 
  arch: Silvermont family: 6 model-id: 37 (55) stepping: 8 microcode: 838 
  cache: L2: 1024 KiB 
  flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 8671 
  Speed: 504 MHz min/max: 500/2582 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 504 2: 583 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected 
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected 
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT disabled 
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI 
  Type: spec_store_bypass status: Not affected 
  Type: spectre_v1 
  mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, 
  IBRS_FW, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling 
  Type: srbds status: Not affected 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
  Device-1: Intel Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Graphics & Display 
  vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 
  chip-ID: 8086:0f31 class-ID: 0300 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.10 driver: loaded: intel 
  unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa display-ID: :0.0 screens: 1 
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1366x768 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 361x203mm (14.2x8.0") 
  s-diag: 414mm (16.3") 
  Monitor-1: eDP1 res: 1366x768 hz: 60 dpi: 112 size: 310x170mm (12.2x6.7") 
  diag: 354mm (13.9") 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics (BYT) v: 4.2 Mesa 21.0.1 
  compat-v: 3.0 direct render: Yes 
  Device-1: Intel Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series High Definition Audio 
  vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
  bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:0f04 class-ID: 0403 
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.11.10-1-MANJARO running: yes 
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 0.125.0 running: no 
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: yes 
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.24 running: no 
  Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter 
  vendor: Lite-On driver: ath9k v: kernel port: 2000 bus-ID: 02:00.0 
  chip-ID: 168c:0036 class-ID: 0280 
  IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 1000 
  bus-ID: 03:00.1 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200 
  IF: enp3s0f1 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Local Storage: total: 465.76 GiB used: 17.24 GiB (3.7%) 
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends 
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Seagate model: ST500LT012-1DG142 
  size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B 
  speed: 3.0 Gb/s rotation: 5400 rpm serial: <filter> rev: SDM1 scheme: GPT 
  ID-1: / raw-size: 147.53 GiB size: 144.15 GiB (97.71%) 
  used: 17.24 GiB (12.0%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6 maj-min: 8:6 
  Alert: No Swap data was found. 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 56.0 C mobo: N/A 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
  Processes: 162 Uptime: 6m wakeups: 1 Memory: 3.73 GiB 
  used: 1.28 GiB (34.2%) Init: systemd v: 247 tool: systemctl Compilers: 
  gcc: 10.2.0 Packages: 1102 pacman: 1097 lib: 303 flatpak: 0 snap: 5 
  Shell: Bash v: 5.1.0 running-in: xfce4-terminal inxi: 3.3.03

Native Linux games both with and without Steam while Proton games do the same, that seems to make no difference.