Screen tearing with when PSR (Panel Self Refresh) is enabled

Bug #1714749 reported by Owais Lone on 2017-09-03
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
X.Org X server
Fix Released
linux (Ubuntu)
xorg-server (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I've been experiencing pretty bad screen tearing on 17.10 on my XPS 13 9560 with Kaby Lake. I did not experience this on 16.04/16.10 and IIRC not even on 17.04.

After a lot of hit and trial, I was able to fix the issue completely by disabling Intel PSR mode in Grub config.

Change `i915.enable_psr=1` to `i915.enable_psr=0` in `/boot/grub/grub.cfg` fixed the problem for me but I think this disables some power saving features.

Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) wrote :

known issue with modesetting ddx

affects: xserver-xorg-video-intel (Ubuntu) → xorg-server (Ubuntu)
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in xorg-server:
importance: Unknown → High
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in xorg-server:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
summary: - Screen tearing with when PSR is enabled
+ Screen tearing with when PSR (Panel Self Refresh) is enabled
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