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 *-display UNCLAIMED
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 !


problem was the monitor and or the HDMI to dvi converter. I replaced monitor with one that supports HDMI and re-installed 16.04. display & driver working properly

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