I3-spin screen glitch (Compositor)


Installed fedora 35 workstation ( Gnome ) and installed i3 on top of that.
Problem is when i scroll on firefox or play a video on Celluloid i see some glitches on the middle of my screen horizontally.
I googled some and found this FAQ post talking about compositor Compton.
I installed and tryed Compton but that didn’t solve the issue.
So, What to do now.?

System:    Kernel: 5.15.4-201.fc35.x86_64 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 2.37-10.fc35 Desktop: i3 4.20
           Distro: Fedora release 35 (Thirty Five)
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: Micro-Star model: MAG B460 TOMAHAWK (MS-7C81) v: 1.0 serial: <superuser required>
           UEFI: American Megatrends v: 1.30 date: 10/25/2021
CPU:       Info: 8-Core model: Intel Core i7-10700 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Comet Lake rev: 5 cache: L2: 2 MiB
           flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 92796
           Speed: 819 MHz min/max: 800/4800 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 800 2: 839 3: 813 4: 1155 5: 800 6: 800
           7: 800 8: 800 9: 800 10: 800 11: 800 12: 800 13: 800 14: 800 15: 800 16: 800
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel CometLake-S GT2 [UHD Graphics 630] vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: i915 v: kernel
           bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.11 driver: loaded: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa
           resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 630 (CML GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.2.5 direct render: Yes
Audio:     Device-1: Intel vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
           Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.4-201.fc35.x86_64 running: yes
           Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
           Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.40 running: yes
Network:   Device-1: Intel Ethernet I219-V vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: e1000e v: kernel port: N/A
           bus-ID: 00:1f.6
           IF: eno1 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
           Device-2: Realtek RTL8125 2.5GbE vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 3000
           bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 298.09 GiB used: 30 GiB (10.1%)
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: HD322HJ size: 298.09 GiB temp: 19 C
Partition: ID-1: / size: 68.35 GiB used: 8.21 GiB (12.0%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3
           ID-2: /boot size: 973.4 MiB used: 247.3 MiB (25.4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
           ID-3: /boot/efi size: 598.8 MiB used: 13.8 MiB (2.3%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-4: /home size: 221.89 GiB used: 21.54 GiB (9.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda4
Swap:      ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 8 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 27.8 C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:      Processes: 311 Uptime: 3m Memory: 15.48 GiB used: 1.36 GiB (8.8%) Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers:
           gcc: 11.2.1 Packages: N/A note: see --pkg Shell: Bash v: 5.1.8 inxi: 3.3.09
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Welcome to ask fedora.

Did you take time to read #start-here ? Do give you assistants we do need more information.
Could you please make us a:

inxi -Fzx in terminal and post the output as </> Preformatted text here.

I changed your title and took away the HELP: Ask fedora is known for helping so no need to add this to the title.

Thank you for your time.
I have added the output of inxi -Fzx in the post.
If you need more information please let me know.


Maybe you could try to install picom. It’s another compositor for Xorg. Also you could refer to this link page for some setting related to picom for some issues. On there you also could find about Firefox, Flicker, and Fullscreen Tearing on video.

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This looks very similar to, Tearing artifacts on Intel graphics

There are some suggestions, but so far nothing has corrected the issue.