2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 22, 2011 7:11 PM by FirmJp

    Tearing issue on IEGD 10.3.1 driver

    Green Belt

      Problem:
      When I run juggle(one of Xscreensaver), the animation is looked like tearing.
      So I add  a parameter ("ALL/1/General/TearFB" "0" ) to xorg.conf.
      After restarting X, juggle is still looking like tearing.
      Please give me advice for resolving this problem.

       

      System configuration are following,
          - ATOM Z510
          - Kernel: 2.6.34
          - X: 1.3.0
          - IEGD: 10.3.1
          - LCD Panel: 800x600,24bit

       

      The contents of xorg.conf are following,

      Section "Device"
      Identifier "Intel_IEGD"
      Driver     "iegd"
      BusID      "0:2:0"
      Screen     0
      Option     "PcfVersion"    "1792"
      Option     "ConfigId"       "1"
      Option     "PortDrivers"    "lvds"   
      Option     "ALL/1/name"     "8x6"
      Option     "ALL/1/General/PortOrder" "40000"
      Option     "ALL/1/General/DisplayConfig" "1"
      Option     "ALL/1/General/DisplayDetect"  "1"
      Option     "ALL/1/Port/4/General/name"    "LVDS8x6"
      Option     "ALL/1/Port/4/General/Edid"    "1"
      Option     "ALL/1/Port/4/General/EdidAvail" "3"
      Option     "ALL/1/Port/4/General/EdidNotAvail" "5"
      Option     "ALL/1/Port/4/General/Edid"    "1"
      Option     "ALL/1/Port/4/FpInfo/bkltmethod" "0"
      Option     "ALL/1/Port/4/Dtd/1/PixelClock"  "40000"
      Option     "ALL/1/Port/4/Dtd/1/HorzActive"  "800"
      Option     "ALL/1/Port/4/Dtd/1/HorzSync"    "40"
      Option     "ALL/1/Port/4/Dtd/1/HorzSyncPulse" "128"
      Option     "ALL/1/Port/4/Dtd/1/HorzBlank"   "256"
      Option     "ALL/1/Port/4/Dtd/1/VertActive"  "600"
      Option     "ALL/1/Port/4/Dtd/1/VertSync"    "1"
      Option     "ALL/1/Port/4/Dtd/1/VertSyncPulse" "4"
      Option     "ALL/1/Port/4/Dtd/1/VertBlank"   "28"
      Option    "ALL/1/Port/4/Dtd/1/Flags"       "0xc020000"
      Option     "ALL/1/Port/4/Attr/27"            "0"
      Option     "ALL/1/Port/4/Attr/26"            "24"
      Option     "ALL/1/Port/4/Attr/60"            "1"
      Endsection

       

      I 've attached the "juggle" program. Please try it by using this.

      Best Regards,

      H.Wada

        • Re: Tearing issue on IEGD 10.3.1 driver
          Kirk Brown Belt

          That option is a little confusing.  By default the driver will wait for vertical retrace before doing a DRIVER based flip of the background to foreground buffer.  By setting:

           

          Option     "ALL/1/General/tearfb"         "0"

           

          You will allow the driver to flip whenever commanded.  Unfortunately the driver is NOT in control of every page flip.  Without looking at the code, my guess is the program itself is directly commanding an immediate page flip (OGL can do that) and that is cauing the tearing.  You would need to add a sync to the vertical refresh to the code itself to correct that issue.

           

          Since it is just a demo, I would not worry about it too much as this sort of progam *GLXGears is another "bad" program) is not a very realistic use case.

           

          Hope this helps.