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I have a brand new HP G62x, 11.04 64bit installed fresh.

I have only been using Gnome Classic rather than Unity but I don't think that effects this issue. I have been searching here and ubuntuforums but haven't found a solution. I'm not exactly sure what keywords I should be using.

The problem is compiz seems to fails often. The screen flickers for a moment then recovers.(sometimes)

Usually what causes it is -

  • drag and drop anything
  • pop up dialog windows
  • menu options that drop down
  • and often simply moving a window on screen

Sometimes when compiz doesn't restart itself I am forced to drop to the console(ctrl+alt+f1) to restart gdm.

I can't imagine that I am the only one with this issue.

here's a bit of the lspci -v

    $00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 1425
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 42
Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4M]
Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
I/O ports at 4050 [size=8]
Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: i915
Kernel modules: i915

Any ideas on how to clear this up? Or point me to some links that will send me in the right direction?

SideNote: I have a very similar issue on my desktop machine. The graphcs ran flawlessly from 8.04-10.10 until the upgrade to 11.04. I thought the issue was with the nVidia drivers but now that I'm having the same problem here I doubt it.

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closed as too localized by fossfreedom Feb 21 '12 at 21:52

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What programs are you running? I had a similar problem and it turned out that it was caused by adding conky as an exception to window decorations/shadows. It's possible that you have a program that doesn't play nice with compiz. –  Mandy May 11 '11 at 20:46
it's a stock install. –  winchendonsprings May 11 '11 at 20:53
Sorry, I wasn't sure as you said you'd upgraded from 10.10, so I didn't know how 'fresh' your install was. Are you using nouveau or the proprietary drivers? –  Mandy May 11 '11 at 21:55
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