My new PC with Ubuntu 19.04, and a AMD Ryzen 5 2400G CPU with Radeon Vega RX 11 graphics, shows screen tear on YouTube videos and in gaming, is this because of Linux ? I've looked around and more people seem to get this on Linux than windows.

I've tried finding the drivers for my APU and its only available on windows

  • You can see this thread askubuntu.com/questions/1007350/… – Saxtheowl Sep 30 '19 at 18:18
  • I've added my ubuntu version – venomx Sep 30 '19 at 19:45
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    I had that bad on similar hardware, but that is now gone. I am using kernel 5.3.0-050300rc6-generic – pierrely Oct 2 '19 at 6:56

Solution for AMDGPU

Create folder xorg.conf.d using

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

Create a new configuration file using

sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-amdgpu.conf

and add

Section "Device"
        Identifier "AMD"
        Driver  "amdgpu"
        Option "TearFree" "true"

Reference: How to Fix AMD GPU Radeon Screen Tearing in Debian, Linux Mint and Ubuntu - YouTube

  • Unfortunately, if I do so the graphic server won't load on boot. I had to boot linux "text-only" and remove the code. I have a ryzen 5 2400GE. Any idea on why it does not work? – Tommaso Seneci Oct 3 '20 at 22:46
  • Thanks, this worked for me on a similar Ryzen GPU and Linux Mint. Can anyone explain it? – usul Jan 2 at 0:14

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