Created attachment 144759 [details]
video of the issue
Very often, when I am using tig, part of its screen flickers. I took a video of that (attached). First I press page-up, page-down and when the issue occurs, it is enough to move with mouse to see the flickering.
I am on kernel 5.1.7. This happens for a long time, maybe since I have the laptop.
Created attachment 144760 [details]
dmesg since the boot
Created attachment 144761 [details]
xorg 0 log
hi, if I got right, you are using modesetting driver. I remember issues with flickering related to driver exactly.
So you can try to exchange it to "intel".
sudo gedit 20-intel.conf
#this will create an empty txt file with a name 20-intel.conf
Paste text below:
Option "TearFree" "true"
Option "DRI" "3"
4. Save document
5. Logout from your session and login again
(In reply to Denis from comment #3)
> hi, if I got right, you are using modesetting driver. I remember issues with
> flickering related to driver exactly.
Thanks, but modesetting is preferred on Skylake. So instead of using intel ddx, I reported it here to have it fixed instead of working it around.
I understand your point, but this check may point the issue to the modesetting driver, in case if with intel it will work fine.
-modesetting bugs are over in https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/xorg/xserver/issues/new and this just looks like a request for TearFree?
(In reply to Jiri Slaby from comment #4)
> (In reply to Denis from comment #3)
> > hi, if I got right, you are using modesetting driver. I remember issues with
> > flickering related to driver exactly.
> Thanks, but modesetting is preferred on Skylake. So instead of using intel
> ddx, I reported it here to have it fixed instead of working it around.
Also file a regression report for whoever preferred -modesetting; they should be supporting their decision.
I installed the distributed xf86-video-intel-2.99.917+git8674.25c9a2fcc-3.3.x86_64. Give it some time to (not) recur with intel ddx...
With intel ddx, I can definitely reproduce the issue when I am typing to a terminal, but I have to move with mouse to actually see the letters -- a different issue? The one with tig I cannot (yet).
Jiri, If the original issue is related to modesetting. I would like to close this issue as NOTOURBUG.
(In reply to Lakshmi from comment #10)
> Jiri, If the original issue is related to modesetting. I would like to close
> this issue as NOTOURBUG.
Likely it is modesetting related.