When something flickers it flashes repeatedly. Flickering in the Ask Ubuntu forums is generally referring to screen issues, or to describe an LED, such as,"The hard disk access light flickered."

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The flickering in unity launcher search box

Whenever I try to write something in the search box on the Unity launcher, the screen flickers and the search process slows down a bit. Do I need to install additional softwares for my old graphics ...
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Screen Flicker in Ubuntu

My Ubuntu PC's screen flickers every time I boot up. Sometimes, when it stops, it starts again when I move my mouse. My laptop has its own graphics card. Nvidia Geforce 8200m G.
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Screen flickering on my Toshiba PRO Satellite P505D-S8935

I have a Toshiba PRO Satellite P505D-S8935 running the recent 14.04.2 LTS release and the screen flickers on and off rapidly. but everything works fine but it flickers all the time. I did some ...
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Persistent Display Issues in Ubuntu 14.04 on Toshiba Satellite L75 B7270

At the very top of my screen there is a thin flashing pink line, and all the virtual consoles sport several multi-colored vertical flashing lines, and the console text flickers. Some specs: I ...
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Ubuntu Flickering windows

I recently installed nautilus 3.1.12 following this website and it have left me flickering windows. All my browser, ide, options are flickering and it seems like the ui is basic one not gnome. How to ...
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Screen flickers while booting and mouse invisible

I am new to Ubuntu, and I just installed it on my machine, a few days later, the screen now flickers (when the computer is starting up), and now the cursor is gone. I have searched for solutions ...
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Cursor flickering and disappearing with dual-screen setup

I've recently installed Ubuntu 15.04 under unity and set up a dual screen. For the two screens I'm using my GTX 760 using Nouveau drivers (I couldn't use nvidia's because they were not working, but ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 intermittent screen freezing

I have updated from Ubuntu 14.10 to Ubuntu 15.04 and I am having intermittent screen cuts or screen flickers every 8 seconds approximately. Each flicker is very short, less than a second (maybe half a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 flickering screen on high resolution

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7548 with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot. It has a built-in 4k display with Intel HD Graphics 5500(Broadwell GT2) graphics. Everything runs as normal on Windows, ...
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Why is my screen flickering while watching some flash videos?

I'm having an issue where on many flash videos (AMCTV's sites videos allow me to reproduce this consistantly) flicker. The bottom half of my laptop or vga monitor's screen will flash white or turn ...
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Vivid Vervet upgrade mess - flickering

I upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 which was just released. After reboot, I get as far as the login screen but it only appears for a second, then it goes to an infinite loop of screen flickering. How could I ...
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Unity Dash Flickers Instead of Opening

When I hit the meta key or click on the dash button, the dash will open very, very briefly and then immediately close. It is so quick I cannot read anything in the dash, let alone click anything. ...
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Weird (and annoying) screen flicker on Compaq Presario CQ50

I have a Compaq Presario CQ50 laptop. It is running Windows Vista Home Premium and Ubuntu 14 LTS. I have a NVIDIA GeFORCE 8200M G. I installed 331.79 drivers for it (as recommended in another post) to ...
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Dual monitor setup - filickering issue with ATI Radeon open source driver

I'm having a flickering issue on a Toshiba Satellite A305 laptop with Radeon Mobility HD3450 graphic card and external monitor setup. Ubuntu 14.04 with NO proprietary ATI drivers installed. The dual ...
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NVIDIA drivers cause screen flickering (Ubuntu 15.04) (Dell Inspiron 15-3542)

Installing NVIDIA drivers (340.76 proprietary or tested) from Additional Drivers causes screen flicker and doesn't go into the GUI. To be clear, laptop has Dual Graphics (NVIDIA GeForce 820M and Intel ...
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Ubuntu constant screen flicker. Running hot

I recently installed Ubuntu on my hp desktop and I've had a lot of problems. After the initial install I got a lot of screen flicker and it eventually overheated and turned off (when I tried to turn ...
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Weird partial screen flickering after upgrade to 14.04

I have been bothered by this issue for few weeks already. The problem started when I upgraded to 14.04. Parts of my screen are sometimes flickering like shown on 2 videos that links I attach below: ...
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Google Chrome “Flickering”

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 ...
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YouTube Videos are flickering on Chrome

I am using a Lenovo IdeaPad U430p with Ubutu 14.04 LTS. There is a GeForce GT 730M built in and there are also some drivers available: NVIDIA binary driver - version 331.38 from nvidia-331 ...
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14.04 w/ Intel HD 4000 display crashes when changing resolution

So, I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 over spring break because MATE seems to have gotten to a point that it is generally usable with Compiz for me. I did a minimal install, and put MATE on top of that, ...
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Mouse Flicker on Triple Monitor setup Ubuntu 14.04

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 with Kernel version 3.13. I have two ATI HD4650 graphics cards and am attempting to push display on 3 monitors. The first card is attached to 2 monitors via an HDMI ...
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Mouse is blinking/flickering at my built in monitor with an external monitor, please help

I am using a Thinkpad W530, and due to my works, I need to use an external monitor. I am using nouveau and nvidia-prime to switch between intel and nvidia adapter. After I connected and switched on ...
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Fixing the Nvidia Graphics Screen Flicker Issue

I know there are a lot of questions about this -- I've read at least 100 questions about it but still can't find a solution to the Nvidia screen flicker issue. I've had this issue since 11.10. The ...
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White, red and green screen flicker

I updated 12.04 this morning through the update manager (can't remember what it was, but it was only one thing) and everything was fine up until a few minutes ago when my screen changed and began ...
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Laptop Monitor Flicking then turning completely black when using Ubuntu

When I am using my Ubuntu on Virtual Box, my laptop screen blinks then turns black. The only way I've found to be able to bring my laptop back is Ctrl +alt +del. The laptop is still on but the monitor ...
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Kubuntu 14.10 screen flickers and chunks of it turn black while resizing windows

With any window,when I resize it by dragging the sides or corners, the screen flickers gray, black, all around the window, just a bit irritating. Has anyone encountered this and have found a fix ...
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Ati Radeon RS690 Flickering

Just installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on a Toshiba Satellite A210 Laptop The Graphic chipset is ATI RADEON R690. I have a gentle but fastidious flickering, you can see in this youtube video: ...
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Screen Flicker on Ubuntu 14.04, Lenovo W540

I have one external monitor connected to VGA output. In Ubuntu's System Settings -> Displays, the built-in display is disabled and the external monitor enabled as the main screen. With this setup, ...
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Screen flickers on a Lenovo y460 laptop

I have a lenovo y460 laptop with hybrid graphics. it's a nvidia optimus card and a integrated intel graphics. I'm only using the integrated chip and i don't want use the nvidia card the problem ...
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Flickering/Flashing screen problem related to keyboard

This will seems quite bizarre but that's a huge problem for me, I'm facing it for a long time since Ubuntu 12.04. My Ubuntu/Linux Mint/Debian (Unity/Gnome) always starts flickering after using the ...
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Screen repeatedly goes black for a few seconds after suspend

When I suspend my laptop and then resume, the screen repeatedly goes black for a few seconds and then returns to normal. This happens randomly about once a minute without my behaviour having any ...
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14.10 unity | Pointer Flicker & can't move launcher | Dual monitor w/ dual video cards

I have a clean 14.10 desktop install (specs below) with two video cards each powering an HDMI monitor I have two issues, which I believe are related: the left monitor has regular pointer flicker, ...
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Ubuntu may have broken Windows 8 partition, endless flickering loop on boot. Can I still get information in it? [duplicate]

I own an MSI GE70 2OE-107US with Ubuntu 14.04 dual-booted with Windows 8. After a gaming session in Linux, I had to switch back to Windows. I reboot, and I get this whenever I select the Windows Boot ...
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How to fix Xubuntu 14.04 screen flicker that started after update?

Every few seconds the entire screen flickers. This began after updates over the weekend (30-31 August). The machine is a Toshiba Satellite P200D, 2GB, AMD Turion 64X2 running Xubuntu 14.04. Things ...
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Firefox flickering issue

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 The image below shows the problem with the new animated homepage. I got the same kind of problems with some some videos that don't come from youtube. It seems like there ...
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14.04 live whole screen flickers

Trying to live boot(and install) ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso from a usb-stick and it gets to some login screen before the entire screen flickers or rather rerenders over and over. Machine is ...
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Lock screen flickering Acer Aspire E5-511

I got my new Acer Aspire E5-511-P2AV and installed Ubuntu 14.04. When I lock the screen the screen begins to flicker. Every 2-3 seconds the brightness goes up very shortly and then it's black again. ...
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How to resolve screen flickering in Xubuntu 14.04?

I have been using Xubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows XP. Today all of a sudden while surfing the Internet the screen started flickering. I restarted the computer, it ran successfully but the same issue ...
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Need solution for flickering mouse cursor in Ubuntu 14.04.

I made a fresh Ubuntu 14.04 installation on my lenovo laptop (z570). After successful installation, the mouse cursor is flickering and disappearing. I tried disabling the unknown display in the ...
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Screen sometimes keeps cycling between the updated view and the last view

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my new computer and the screen sometimes keeps cycling between the updated view and the last view as shown in this video. It also happens outside the terminal and in ...
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Screen flicker present in all operating systems after error in Ubuntu Touch [Nexus 7 2012 wifi]

I installed Ubuntu Touch stable 10 with MultiRom. When I swiped from left to right Ubuntu froze and the screen started to flicker. I have removed Ubuntu Touch and still have the stock Android 4.4.4 ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad N580 - Screen ALWAYS Shaking/Flickering

The screen flickering all began a few weeks after installing Ubuntu 13.10, and (unrelated to this specific problem) the laptop wouldn't upgrade to 14.04 through the usual way. Recently, though, I ...
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Screen Flickers on Live Boot : Dell Inspiron 1440 : Ubuntu 12.04 / 13.10 / 14.04

When booting from Ubuntu Live USB, the screen fickers (right on the ubuntu logo) very fast and the boot process hangs. I have tried to boot the following versions but all of them have the same issue. ...
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Flickering on youtube

All the videos on youtube are flickering on my Ubuntu. See screenshot: http://imgur.com/51dAk This happens with HTML5 enabled and disabled. I am running Ubuntu 12.10 on a Thinkpad X61s. This only ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS screen is flickering on Dell Optiplex 9010 AIO system.

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside Windows 7 on Dell Optiplex 9010, all in one system. As I boot from my bootable pendrive then screen flickers. I thought that problem may get solved ...
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Previous frame seems to flicker in any type of window

Recently my 14.04 setup has run into some strange problem. Basically almost all windows (often) start flickering the "previous frame" (or that is what it feels like). There doesn't seem to be any ...
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Latitude e6500 Flickering Sreen

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Latitude e6500 (deleting Windows 7 in the process) and it seems to be running well except every 10 seconds or so the screen becomes very flashy/blurry. This ...
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cursor jumps when moving (and some other times)

i updated to 12.10 beta 1 when it was released (coming from 12.04 fresh install, i skipped the alpha releases of 12.10) since then i've done all the usual updates but ive had an issue with my cursor ...
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ATI HD5450 w/ Ubuntu 14?

So, I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 right now. Last night I realised that I'm way behind as we're up to 14! Decided to run the updater and figured I'd take the path of least resistance (but lengthy ...
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13.04 flickering mouse pointer [duplicate]

I'm running 13.04 on my laptop. My laptop has a tendency to run really hot - to the point of thermal shutdowns if left unattended for a long period of time. I don't know if that's relevant. the mouse ...