Fix Video tearing in Ubuntu 16.04 on Intel Graphics driver

Set the following option in xorg.conf.d
Option “TearFree” “true”

Detailed instructions:

sudo apt-get install driconf

sudo mkdir /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/

echo -e 'Section "Device"
Identifier "Intel Graphics"
Driver "intel"
Option "TearFree" "true"
Option "DRI" "3"
Option "AccelMethod" "glamor"
EndSection' | sudo tee /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf

sudo reboot

Remove that file if you want to revert.

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If you have video issues with Nvidia graphics, make sure you installed the Nvidia binary driver (proprietary driver). Linux Mint doesn’t install it by default and you will find the video and scrolling tearing the screen.


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