- Fix screen tearing
- Unwanted character movement
- Fix small WINE dialogs
- Verify your monitor refresh rate
- 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
Verify your monitor refresh rate
Both my graphics card and monitor support 60Hz refresh rate. However, out of the box my monitor was configured to run at 30Hz refresh rate.
You can check with
# xrandr DisplayPort-5 connected primary 3840x2160+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 527mm x 296mm 3840x2160 29.98*+ 2560x1440 59.95 2048x1280 59.99 1920x1200 59.88 1920x1080 60.00 60.00 50.00 59.94 24.00 23.98 1600x1200 60.00 1600x900 60.00 1280x1024 75.02 60.02 1152x864 75.00 1280x720 60.00 50.00 59.94 1024x768 75.03 60.00 800x600 75.00 60.32 720x576 50.00 720x480 60.00 59.94 640x480 75.00 60.00 59.94 720x400 70.08
3840x2160 29.98*+ means I’m running in 4K resoltion at 30Hz.
In Dell Monitor settings, I went through the menus:
- And choose
Fastare the only two settings in my monitor).
After adjusting those settings my monitor flickered and came back. I ran xrandr and verified my display was running at 60Hz.
# xrandr DisplayPort-1 connected primary 3840x2160+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 527mm x 296mm 3840x2160 60.00*+ 29.98 2560x1440 59.95 2048x1280 59.99 1920x1200 59.88 1920x1080 60.00 60.00 50.00 59.94 24.00 23.98 1600x1200 60.00 1680x1050 60.00 1600x900 60.00 1280x1024 75.02 60.02 1440x900 60.00 1280x800 60.00 1152x864 75.00 1280x720 60.00 50.00 59.94 1024x768 75.03 60.00 800x600 75.00 60.32 720x576 50.00 720x480 60.00 59.94 640x480 75.00 60.00 59.94 720x400 70.08
3840x2160 60.00*+ 29.98 means 30Hz and 60Hz are available and I am
running in 4K resolution at 60Hz (
*+ is the selected refresh rate).