Screen tearing in Firefox fullscreen Youtube videos

Only happens with Firefox, Chromium works fine, but I don’t like to use Chromium.

Setting layers.acceleration.force-enabled = true and/or doing prime-run firefox used to fix tearing completley before the 2020-10-01 update, but ever since then neither of these option, nor both combined work anymore.

System:    Kernel: 5.8.11-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: N/A 
           parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.8-x86_64 
           root=UUID=2bcd1344-6222-4bb4-84a1-c3e46883dc32 rw "acpi_osi=Windows 2018" quiet 
           udev.log_priority=3 
           Desktop: GNOME 3.36.6 tk: GTK 3.24.23 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM 3.36.3 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: FX503VD v: 1.0 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: ASUSTeK model: FX503VD v: 1.0 serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends 
           v: FX503VD.308 date: 04/29/2019 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT1 charge: 52.2 Wh condition: 52.2/64.4 Wh (81%) volts: 5.1/15.2 
           model: ASUS A32-K55 type: Li-ion serial: N/A status: Full 
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-7300HQ bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Kaby Lake 
           family: 6 model-id: 9E (158) stepping: 9 microcode: D6 L2 cache: 6144 KiB 
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 20004 
           Speed: 3160 MHz min/max: 800/3500 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 3194 2: 2294 3: 3276 4: 3201 
           Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled 
           Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT disabled 
           Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT disabled 
           Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI 
           Type: spec_store_bypass 
           mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
           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 mitigation: Microcode 
           Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 630 vendor: ASUSTeK driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 
           chip ID: 8086:591b 
           Device-2: NVIDIA GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: nvidia v: 450.66 
           alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:1c8d 
           Device-3: IMC Networks USB2.0 HD UVC WebCam type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus ID: 1-7:4 
           chip ID: 13d3:5666 serial: <filter> 
           Display: x11 server: X.org 1.20.9 compositor: gnome-shell driver: modesetting,nvidia 
           alternate: fbdev,intel,nouveau,nv,vesa resolution: <xdpyinfo missing> 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 630 (KBL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.1.8 
           direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel CM238 HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
           bus ID: 00:1f.3 chip ID: 8086:a171 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.8.11-1-MANJARO 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: ASUSTeK 
           driver: r8169 v: kernel port: d000 bus ID: 02:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8168 
           IF: enp2s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Intel Wireless 8265 / 8275 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: d000 bus ID: 04:00.0 
           chip ID: 8086:24fd 
           IF: wlp4s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 1.20 TiB used: 330.09 GiB (26.8%) 
           SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends 
           ID-1: /dev/mmcblk0 vendor: Samsung model: SP64G size: 59.48 GiB block size: 
           physical: 512 B logical: 512 B serial: <filter> scheme: MBR 
           ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: A-Data model: SU800NS38 size: 238.47 GiB block size: 
           physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: 8BS scheme: GPT 
           ID-3: /dev/sdb vendor: Seagate model: ST1000LX015-1U7172 size: 931.51 GiB block size: 
           physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: 5400 rpm serial: <filter> 
           rev: SDM1 scheme: GPT 
Partition: ID-1: / raw size: 237.97 GiB size: 233.24 GiB (98.01%) used: 51.77 GiB (22.2%) fs: ext4 
           dev: /dev/sda2 
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 3 (default 60) cache pressure: 50 (default 100) 
           ID-1: swap-1 type: file size: 10.00 GiB used: 28.2 MiB (0.3%) priority: -2 file: /swapfile 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 61.0 C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0 
Info:      Processes: 242 Uptime: 2h 04m Memory: 15.52 GiB used: 3.99 GiB (25.7%) Init: systemd 
           v: 246 Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 alt: 9 clang: 10.0.1 Packages: pacman: 1362 lib: 454 
           Shell: Bash v: 5.0.18 running in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.1.05

Any ideas?

What are your nVidia OpenGL settings?

2020-10-04_16-58

:thinking:

I think it’s because I’m using hybrid graphics but I don’t get the same menus in X Server Settings

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I also have same problem, looks like this problem started after firefox 81 update

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Anyone? Anything?

The 450 driver still has some issues. try the 455 in TESTING or the 440 in STABLE.

For the moment I chose to downgrade Firefox to v80 and I’ll wait until nvidia-455 reaches stable.

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Firefox 81.0.2, nvidia-455 and this problem still exists. No problems in brave and other chromium based browsers.

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Yup.

Hoping Firefox 82 update fixes it.

Just installed Firefox 82 and sadly the problem persists.

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