I had a dual boot which had Ubuntu 14.04 with the latest Nvidia driver installed, so far, so good. I formatted my hard drive and reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit, but after I installed the Nvidia proprietary graphics driver I got a flickering screen, the same as in the video at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xVhGhCZBzk

I've tried reinstalling three times and the same thing happened. Before I had everything installed without any graphics bug. I need help to see what is happening. Could it be the iso that I'm using? I also tried the kernels 3.17, 3.18 and 3.19, but that didn't fix it.

  • What is the model of your nvidia card?
    – didierc
    Feb 11, 2015 at 12:23
  • Qual é a saída do comando: ubuntu-drivers devices?
    – karel
    Feb 11, 2015 at 12:46

1 Answer 1


Try going into CompizConfig Settings Manager and searching for workarounds.

Click on the only result:

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then scroll down to the bottom and select the Force full screen redraws (buffer swap) on repaint check box:

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Close CompizConfig and reboot and see if this helps.

This resolved a screen flicker I was having with my NVIDIA GTX 750 Ti, it's a known bug with NVIDIA drivers that's been around since 8.04.

I also did a blog post that goes over the entire process in more detail and provides some links.

  • I'm impressed! :-)
    – Fabby
    Feb 13, 2015 at 14:05

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