Screen tear/flickering and random temporary stutter

Hey guys, im facing some really annoying problem with my garuda. from time to time some : apps, elements from the taskbar just flickers and become glitchy and its very annoying.

If please can some body help me that would be great!

my specs :
Intel core i3 -3120M @2.5 Ghz
Intel HD graphics 4000
8gb ram ddr3
oh and btw it is the main os that i use (no vm or dual boot)

ead

please
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and
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perl: warning: Setting locale failed.
perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings:
LANGUAGE = "",
LC_ALL = (unset),
LC_MEASUREMENT = "co_FR.UTF-8",
LC_MONETARY = "en_US.UTF-8",
LC_NUMERIC = "en_US.UTF-8",
LC_TIME = "en_US.UTF-8",
LANG = "en_US.UTF-8"
are supported and installed on your system.
perl: warning: Falling back to a fallback locale ("en_US.UTF-8").
System:    Kernel: 5.10.19-1-lts x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.1 
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-lts root=UUID=6ed4d321-7b0d-4fd6-bb0a-9e20f2ab4953 
rw [email protected] quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 
systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 resume=UUID=da527619-c9cf-4db1-9dca-0b3ecb13162c loglevel=3 
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.21.2 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM 
Distro: Garuda Linux 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: SAMSUNG product: 300E5EV/300E4EV/270E5EV/270E4EV v: 0.1 serial: <filter> 
Chassis: type: 9 v: 0.1 serial: <filter> 
Mobo: SAMSUNG model: NP270E5V-K01AE v: FAB1 serial: <filter> UEFI: Phoenix v: P05RBD 
date: 05/03/2013 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT1 charge: 27.5 Wh condition: 28.1/47.5 Wh (59%) volts: 12.1/10.8 
model: SAMSUNG Electronics type: Li-ion serial: N/A status: Unknown cycles: 333 
CPU:       Info: Dual Core model: Intel Core i3-3120M bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Ivy Bridge family: 6 
model-id: 3A (58) stepping: 9 microcode: 21 L2 cache: 3 MiB 
flags: avx lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 19955 
Speed: 2331 MHz min/max: 1200/2500 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2331 2: 2318 3: 2390 4: 1868 
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled 
Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable 
Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable 
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI 
Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
Type: spectre_v2 
mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling 
Type: srbds status: Not affected 
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics vendor: Samsung Co driver: i915 v: kernel 
bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:0166 class ID: 0300 
Device-2: Microdia Webcam SC-10HDD12636P type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus ID: 1-1.4:4 
chip ID: 0c45:64e0 class ID: 0e02 
Display: server: X.Org 1.20.10 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: intel unloaded: modesetting 
alternate: fbdev,vesa display ID: :1 screens: 1 
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1366x768 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 361x203mm (14.2x8.0") s-diag: 414mm (16.3") 
Monitor-1: LVDS1 res: 1366x768 hz: 60 dpi: 99 size: 350x190mm (13.8x7.5") diag: 398mm (15.7") 
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 4000 (IVB GT2) v: 4.2 Mesa 20.3.4 compat-v: 3.0 
direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio vendor: Samsung Co 
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:1e20 class ID: 0403 
Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.10.19-1-lts 
Network:   Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Samsung Co driver: ath9k 
v: kernel port: efa0 bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 168c:0032 class ID: 0280 
IF: wlp1s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
Device-2: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet vendor: Samsung Co driver: r8169 v: kernel 
port: 2000 bus ID: 02:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8136 class ID: 0200 
IF: enp2s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
Device-3: Qualcomm Atheros AR3012 Bluetooth 4.0 type: USB driver: btusb bus ID: 1-1.3:5 
chip ID: 0cf3:3004 class ID: e001 serial: <filter> 
Bluetooth: Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR3012 Bluetooth 4.0 type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus ID: 1-1.3:5 
chip ID: 0cf3:3004 class ID: e001 serial: <filter> 
Message: Required tool hciconfig not installed. Check --recommends 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 465.76 GiB used: 24.2 GiB (5.2%) 
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. 
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Toshiba model: MQ01ABD050 size: 465.76 GiB block size:
physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s rotation: 5400 rpm serial: <filter> rev: 2F
scheme: MBR
Partition: ID-1: / raw size: 450.04 GiB size: 450.04 GiB (100.00%) used: 24.2 GiB (5.4%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sda3 maj-min: 8:3
ID-2: /boot/efi raw size: 100 MiB size: 98.4 MiB (98.42%) used: 546 KiB (0.5%) fs: vfat
dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-3: /home raw size: 450.04 GiB size: 450.04 GiB (100.00%) used: 24.2 GiB (5.4%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sda3 maj-min: 8:3
ID-4: /var/log raw size: 450.04 GiB size: 450.04 GiB (100.00%) used: 24.2 GiB (5.4%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sda3 maj-min: 8:3
ID-5: /var/tmp raw size: 450.04 GiB size: 450.04 GiB (100.00%) used: 24.2 GiB (5.4%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sda3 maj-min: 8:3
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 10 (default 60) cache pressure: 75 (default 100)
ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 15.62 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 dev: /dev/sda2
maj-min: 8:2
ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 1.87 GiB used: 4.5 MiB (0.2%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram0
ID-3: swap-3 type: zram size: 1.87 GiB used: 4.5 MiB (0.2%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram1
ID-4: swap-4 type: zram size: 1.87 GiB used: 4.5 MiB (0.2%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram2
ID-5: swap-5 type: zram size: 1.87 GiB used: 4.5 MiB (0.2%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram3
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 57.0 C mobo: 29.8 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:      Processes: 254 Uptime: 1d 36m wakeups: 1 Memory: 7.48 GiB used: 5.1 GiB (68.3%) Init: systemd
v: 247 Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 clang: 11.1.0 Packages: pacman: 1464 lib: 374 Shell: fish
v: 3.1.2 default: Bash v: 5.1.4 running in: konsole inxi: 3.3.01

Your issue seems hardware related.
GPU use RAM?
KDE plasma is 5.21 but kernel is old
try zen 5.11 or other.
BIOS from 2013, update possible?

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my GPU is using integrated graphics(Intel HD 4000), i mean i literally lowered the effects and the animation but that doesn't seem to work at all+ i have changed the kernel to zen 5.11.

Your issue seems is hardware related.
Sorry, seems you need better hardware or just try other Garuda DE's like Xfce, BSPWM or ... ? IDK.


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Minimum requirements

  • 30 GB storage space
  • 4 GB RAM

Recommended requirements

  • 40 GB storage space
  • 8 GB RAM (<- free for CPU)
  • video card with OpenGL 3.3 or better
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