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I am having a problem with Google Chrome on Ubuntu 12.10 64.

On about 20-30% of web sites the page comes up and starts "flickering". It seems like there is a different or partial rendering of the page in a different buffer and several times per second the page swaps between the two screen buffers, causing a kind of epileptic flashing of different images.

I can also not scroll the page when it is in this flickering state, any attempt to scroll causes the page to go to the top again on the next flicker.

I am using the fglrx driver if that means something:

$ fglrxinfo
display: :0  screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series
OpenGL version string: 4.2.12002 Compatibility Profile Context 8.961

Chrome version is:

Google Chrome   25.0.1364.172 (Official Build 187217) 

Any ideas?

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This is a known issue with ATI/AMD graphics card and compositing.

For some people starting chrome with --blacklist-accelerated-compositing parameter brings some help.

See http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=136054

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I think that made the problem worse for me. –  Mark Oct 24 '13 at 17:09

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