#StackBounty: #screen #hp #18.04 #amdgpu Screen tearing issue with HP 15 (AMDGPU)

Bounty: 50

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 to try out new features of it. Immediately I installed ubuntu-restricted-extras and updated the system after installation because I didn’t connect my laptop to the Internet for some reason.

However, I forgot to backup my .conf file of AMDGPU, which I used earlier with 16.04 install to eliminate the screen tearing issue.

Using modified configuration from this blog doesn’t help me, as it throws me to tty screen or simply hung up the laptop and not accepting any input, which forces me to do REISUB.

Here is the configuration I tried:

Section "Device"
   Identifier "AMD"
   Driver  "amdgpu"
   Option  "DRI" "3"
   Option "TearFree" "true"

Laptop used is HP Notebook – 15-ba077cl. Dump of lspci -nnk | grep -A3 VGA:

00:01.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Carrizo [1002:9874] (rev c9)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Carrizo [103c:81f9]
Kernel driver in use: amdgpu
Kernel modules: amdgpu

Dump of inxi -F is at this link: https://pastebin.com/raw/94izdgFg

Update: I tried using packages from ppa:paulo-miguel-dias/mesa but the screen tearing still there.

How do I eliminate the screen tearing issue, then?

Get this bounty!!!

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