Arch Desktop Blurry After Update Pixelated Graphics Problem Screen Tearing Artifcats

Screen Blurry After Updating Arch Linux – AMD Pixelated Artifacts and Graphics Issue

After updating to the rolling release of Arch from a few days before, my desktop began to pixelate.

The new AMD Ryzen with Radeon graphics laptops, particularly the Ideapad & Thinkpads, have a problem with the Xfce window manager compositor.

Does your screen look like this?

Arch Desktop Blurry After Update Pixelated Graphics Problem Screen Tearing Artifcats
Arch Desktop Blurry After Update Pixelated Graphics Problem Screen Tearing Artifcats

I tried to record the blur but it didn’t show the issue in the recording.

The problem is with the Xfce4 Window Manager.

Solution: Go to Window Manager Tweaks and disable Window Compositing.

xfce Window Manager Tweaks
xfce Window Manager Tweaks
Xfce Window Manager Compositor Settings Turn Off Bug
Xfce Window Manager Compositor Settings Turn Off Bug

Uncheck the display compositing box.

If you re-check the box, it may make your screen go blank. This happened to me. Simply reboot.

This problem is very common, and occurs on fresh installs.

See the following posts about it:

https://forum.manjaro.org/t/graphical-glitches-artifacts-after-update-to-xfce-4-14/99049/16

https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=248543

https://forum.xfce.org/viewtopic.php?id=13233

https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1859321#p1859321

https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=248840

Until the bug is fixed, simply disable the compositor.

I will update this post once the compositor for xfce4 window manager is fixed.

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