View Full Version : [SOLVED] Graphics Stutter in Budgie

May 30th, 2018, 04:01 PM
At present I find Budgie the best implementation of 18.04. However there is a problem for me that doesn't exist in the other 'Buntus.
About every 10 seconds the Graphics Stutter, Whether watching Video, playing Card Games, or moving windows. I ran the "glxgears" program, & there it was. The gears turned smoothly, but about every 10 seconds they stuttered & then carried on. Pretty basic setup here with Intel HD3000 integrated graphics. As I mentioned this is not an issue on Kubuntu or Xubuntu which I dual boot with.
Any Ideas?

May 30th, 2018, 04:22 PM
Hello speartip do you have a "xorg.conf" file?
To see use:

cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
I don't use Budgie so I'm not familiar with the compositor used.
I had to add this for mine (xubuntu).

Section "Device"
Identifier "intel"
Driver "modesetting"
BusID "PCI:0:2:0"
Option "AccelMethod" "sna"
#Option "TearFree" "True"
#Option "Tiling" "True"
#Option "SwapbuffersWait" "True"

And by your use of "Stutter" do you mean Flicker?

May 30th, 2018, 05:02 PM
I do use a xorg.conf file similar to yours, but with or without it the stutter is still there. This isn't just a flicker, it's as if the screen freezes for a split second then carries on.

May 30th, 2018, 05:09 PM
This isn't just a flicker, it's as if the screen freezes for a split second then carries on.
Thanks for that. :)
I'm going to have to defer to someone wiser on Budgie then, as you point out this is the "only effected DE"
Sorry and Good Luck

May 30th, 2018, 05:20 PM
No Probs. Thanks. I'll keep trying a process of elimination.

May 30th, 2018, 10:30 PM
for are intel graphics it helps to have "beignet" installed.

sudo apt install beignet

May 31st, 2018, 09:03 AM
Hi kerry.. I checked out the "beignet" package in synaptic. However it says it's for Integrated GPUs of Ivy Bridge & later. My card is Intel Ironlake, which I think is before then.
Thanks anyway for the suggestion.

May 31st, 2018, 10:38 AM
Finally managed to solve this.
The culprit was the Budgie Panel Applet "Window Previews".
Deleted that and now all is good.