I am using
Description: Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS Release: 16.04 Codename: xenial
on a gigabyte brix S which comes with a built in intel card
lshw -C video
description: VGA compatible controller product: Broadwell-U Integrated Graphics vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 2 bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0 version: 09 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list configuration: latency=0
I am using a HDMI to DVI converter
Symptoms: I can reliably cause the issue by opening google chrome, then navigate to gmail, as soon as I click on a check-box (to select a mail item) the screen goes blank and does not recover, unless a navigate to the different tab in the browser (ctrl+tab).
In firefox the precise same problem does not occur, however the screen regularly goes blank when browsing other sites in firefox. usually scrolling the mouse will fix it. Also If I try to watch any youtube video, the screen flickers off and on ( mostly off).
Things I've tried: (based on existing askubuntu posts)
I've removed the "hardware acceleration" setting in chromne
Checked for latest driver apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-intel
even this sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa
the problem still persists
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated !