My screen tears horribly while gaming and watching videos both on VLC or through my web browser. I can fix partially the problem with video by temporarily disabling display compositing at “Window Manager Tweaks -> Compositor -> Enable display compositing” but frankly it’s a mediocre solution and I can’t activate/reactivate compositing at will and as I said, it fixes video but gaming remains the same.
I’ve seen that several users simply run
sudo nvidia-settings, go to X-Server Display Configuration -> Advanced -> Activate “Force Composition Pipeline”… but when I execute that command the window I get doesn’t have the “X-Server Display Configuration” menu! and I also get an error that reads as follows:
nvidia-settings could not find the registry key file. This file should have been installed along with this driver at /usr/share/nvidia/nvidia-application-profiles-key-documentation. The application profiles will continue to work, but values cannot be prepopulated or validated, and will not be listed in the help text. Please see the README for possible values and descriptions
I have a feeling (just a hunch I might be wrong) that the missing menu in Nvidia Settings isn’t there because of the missing registry key file. I’d post an image or a link to how my Nvidia Settings looks like, but the forum won’t let me.
EDIT: A last piece of information. While checking the nvidia.conf file at
/etc/X11/mhwd.d/, the file is empty, with the “Generated with mhwd” message and nothing else.
At this point I’m at a loss. Can you help me?
The following is my setup as per
Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 620 driver: i915 v: kernel Device-2: NVIDIA GM108M [GeForce 940MX] driver: nvidia v: 440.100 Device-3: Chicony USB 2.0 Webcam Device type: USB driver: uvcvideo Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: modesetting,nvidia unloaded: intel resolution: 1366x768~60Hz OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 620 (KBL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.1.7
Thank you very much for your time!