I have Google Chrome on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. The screen will occasionally be flickering weirdly. Almost like when I take a screen shot the screen goes white really quickly is what Google Chrome does. How can I make this not happen?

  • In Chrome options, try expanding advanced options and turning off hardware acceleration. Then, close Chrome, wait a minute, and try it again. – Olathe Jul 24 '16 at 1:43
  • @Olathe have done will try :) – Edgy1 Jul 24 '16 at 1:45
  • I am facing the same problem on Chrome and Chromium.. here is my question and did not get a complete answer.. – Nuwan Thisara Jul 24 '16 at 1:49
  • What video adapter are you using? – Stormlord Jul 24 '16 at 1:54
  • how do I find out? @Stormlord – Edgy1 Jul 24 '16 at 3:40

I've had similar screen flickering issues in Chrome while running Ubuntu 16.04 and with an Intel-based integrated video chipset (i915).

Here's the solution thread that worked for me: https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=606152#c72

Note comments #72 and #73. I followed ONLY Step 1 of comment #72 and it appears to have worked. Here's that solution:

sudo nano /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf

Section "Device" Identifier "Intel Graphics"
Driver "intel"
Option "AccelMethod" "sna" Option "TearFree" "true" Option "DRI" "3" EndSection


  • NOTE that the quoted section seems to disregard line-breaks, so be careful in making your edits. Better to view the link solution directly. – richbl Aug 16 '16 at 14:35

You can try to remove xorg video driver. It can be reinstalled

sudo apt-get purge xserver-xorg-video*
sudo reboot

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