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Manjaro Cinnamon DE and Intel Video

Hey guys,

I decided to post a question on the Manjaro forums about the issue that I was seeing between Manjaro Cinnamon and the Intel Video drivers that I have installed in my laptop. It was mentioned by a user known as muvvenby to uninstall the xf86-video-intel driver using the mhwd command and see how that works. Well the following commands allowed me to find the driver used by my card and remove it. So far so good as I am able to use simplescreenrecorder to record my laptop screen with out any major issues.

 

mhwd -li
mhwd -li -d
mhwd -li -d –pci
sudo mhwd -r pci video-intel

 

  • Remove the intel drivers by using the above commands.
  • It may not be necessary but go ahead and reboot your machine.
  • Install compton in Cinnamon to help with any screen tears if they are showing themselves

 

You will notice some difference in performance with the compositor but the differences should not make be that drastic. I am able to finally use cinnamon on my laptop with barely if any issues at all at this time. If I see anything drastic, I will post them here.

 

Below shows an example of a recording that I did yesterday after the changes with the Intel Video drivers. I am using simplescreenrecorder to test this out. So we know that this works with the Intel Video drivers and it works well. The only issue is that there are missing cosmetic stuff no actual application issues that I can see so far. Now the only OS that I have tested this in is Manjaro. I am assuming that the same capabilities will exist in other linux operating systems as well.

 

 

Tim

 

There is a user known as jsbach on the Manjaro forum that passed along the following information on this issue as well.

 

“I removed the Intel driver. I was experiencing screen tearing and other problems. With the modesetting driver everything works perfectly for me (on the three different notebooks). How to do it:”

1) Check:

mhwd -l -d

2) Do

sudo mhwd -r pci video-intel

3) Create /etc/X11/mhwd.d/intel.conf with the following content:

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Intel Graphics"
        Driver      "modesetting"
EndSection

4) Reboot.

 

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[kf4bzt@tim-laptop ~]$ mhwd -l -d
——————————————————————————–
> PCI Device: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0 (0300:8086:0f31)
Display controller Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Graphics & Display
——————————————————————————–
> INSTALLED:

NAME: video-intel
ATTACHED: PCI
VERSION: 2017.03.12
INFO: X.org intel video driver. Standard open source driver for intel graphic cards.
PRIORITY: 2
FREEDRIVER: true
DEPENDS: –
CONFLICTS: video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-bumblebee video-hybrid-intel-nouveau-bumblebee
CLASSIDS: 0300
VENDORIDS: 8086

> AVAILABLE:

NAME: video-intel
ATTACHED: PCI
VERSION: 2017.03.12
INFO: X.org intel video driver. Standard open source driver for intel graphic cards.
PRIORITY: 2
FREEDRIVER: true
DEPENDS: –
CONFLICTS: video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-bumblebee video-hybrid-intel-nouveau-bumblebee
CLASSIDS: 0300
VENDORIDS: 8086

NAME: video-vesa
ATTACHED: PCI
VERSION: 2017.03.12
INFO: X.org vesa video driver.
PRIORITY: 0
FREEDRIVER: true
DEPENDS: –
CONFLICTS: –
CLASSIDS: 0300
VENDORIDS: *

 

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[kf4bzt@tim-laptop ~]$ sudo mhwd -r pci video-intel

We trust you have received the usual lecture from the local System
Administrator. It usually boils down to these three things:

#1) Respect the privacy of others.
#2) Think before you type.
#3) With great power comes great responsibility.

[sudo] password for kf4bzt:
> Removing video-intel…
Using default
Has lib32 support: true
Sourcing /var/lib/mhwd/local/pci/video-intel/MHWDCONFIG
Processing classid: 0300
Sourcing /var/lib/mhwd/scripts/include/0300
checking dependencies…

Packages (2) libxvmc-1.0.10-1 xf86-video-intel-1:2.99.917+772+gc72bb27a-1

Total Removed Size: 2.29 MiB

:: Do you want to remove these packages? [Y/n]
:: Processing package changes…
removing xf86-video-intel…
removing libxvmc…
:: Running post-transaction hooks…
(1/1) Arming ConditionNeedsUpdate…
‘/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/90-mhwd.conf’ symlink is invalid! Removing it…
> Successfully removed video-intel

 

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