- Fix screen tearing
- Unwanted character movement
- Fix small WINE dialogs
- Fix screen tearing.
- Fix game character continues moving after you stop pressing keys.
- Fix small WINE dialogs in 4K gaming.
Fix screen tearing
xrandr on the terminal without arguments to see which of your displays is
Check the current status of
TearFree for your connected display.
xrandr --props | sed -n '/ connected /,/^[^ \t]/p'
Here’s some example output.
DisplayPort-4 connected primary 3840x2160+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 527mm x 296mm ... TearFree: auto supported: off, on, auto ...
The display output on my system is
DisplayPort-4. The following will
TearFree to be
on so that it is definitely enabled.
xrandr --output DisplayPort-4 --set TearFree on
You can check
xrandr --props again to verify
TearFree is enabled.
Persist screen tearing fix
The above will apply
TearFree on your X11 runtime, but it will reset on boot.
To persist it, you must apply the setting to X11 for your device at boot. Get
your current display device (and the Kernel driver in-use) with the following
# Show VGA class number (0300 on my system) lspci -nn # Print VGA controller and driver information lspci -vmmk -d ::0300
On my system the result was the following
Slot: 03:00.0 Class: VGA compatible controller Vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Device: Device 731f SVendor: ASRock Incorporation SDevice: Device 5103 Rev: c1 Driver: amdgpu Module: amdgpu
So the Vendor is
AMD (partial match is okay) and the driver is
created the following X11 configuration.
sudo mkdir /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d sudo tee /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/amd.conf <<'EOF' Section "Device" Identifier "AMD" Driver "amdgpu" Option "TearFree" "true" EndSection EOF
xrandr as used in the previous section should report
Unwanted character movement
If you’re playing in WINE (and some native games) sometimes the character will keep moving forward or whatever movement your were last holding your keys. This behavior is typical of key repeating. Turn off X11 key repeating to see if the behavior is fixed.
xset r off
To turn it back on:
xset r on
Fix small WINE dialogs
I launched steam with lutris using the
Wine Steam runner as configured in
this post. I launched Steam which created an
process. The wine dialogs were extremely small on my 4K display so I fixed them
$ tr '\0' '\n' < /proc/"$(pgrep explorer.exe)"/environ | grep WINE WINEPREFIX=/home/sam/.local/share/lutris/runners/winesteam/prefix64 WINE=/home/sam/.local/share/lutris/runners/wine/lutris-5.7-10-x86_64/bin/wine $ export WINEPREFIX=~/.local/share/lutris/runners/winesteam/prefix64 $ export PATH=~/.local/share/lutris/runners/wine/lutris-5.7-10-x86_64/bin:"$PATH" $ winecfg
winecfg go to
Graphics tab and double the
Screen resolution to
dpi to double the size of WINE dialogs.
96 dpi is the default.
dpi is dots