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Questions tagged [flicker]

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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cosmic vega 8 screen flicker/glitches

I've an Lenovo yoga 530 notebook. It has an AMD Ryzen 2500u with vega8 graphics integrated. For getting the touchscreen and mousepad working I had to install the kernel module from here: MP2 I2C ...
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Firefox full screen flickers to previous window when adjusting volume

This bug occurs whenever I am in full screen in Firefox, streaming something on YouTube or other sites. When I adjust the volume and the gray notification in the middle of the screen (the one that ...
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Screen Flickering & Freezing problem

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 in Dell Inspiron 3542 laptop for 2 years. Now my laptop screen is always flickering & get stuck / freeze in every 3 seconds. On the time of screen stuck, mouse, keyboard ...
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Firefox full screen flickers to other windows when interrupted in some way

This bug arises whenever I watch something full screen in Firefox. If I interrupt the full screen in some way, e.g. change the volume on the computer or hover over the fullscreen button (https://imgur....
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Constant screen flickering while and after installation of ubuntu 18.04 (old laptop)

I have an old HP G60 laptop that has an AMD Turion X2 sticker as well as an NVIDIA one. I installed Ubuntu 18.04 via USB however while it was installing the screen constantly flickers. I was able to ...
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Ubuntu 18.10 & AMD RX 580. Flicker screen artifacts

After installing the operating system constant flicker. Video
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Volume flickering up and down

I've dealt with this issue on this machine before but I forget the fix. In a nutshell, the volume is flickering from 0 to maximum. I believe the fix was to disable the front headset plug. Can ...
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ubuntu 18.10 screen flickering (with RX480)

I am running Ubuntu 18.10. I think I received a kernel update to 4.18.0-12-generic and the screen keeps on flickering. I have RX480
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Screen flicker on Ubuntu 18.04

When logged in as root on Ubuntu 18.04 GUI my screen flickers. This is not the case if I log in as a normal user. The reason seems to be that I am only offered 25, 29.97 and 30 Hz display update ...
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ubuntu 18.10 screen flickering solved

example of the screen flickering in YT I upgraded to ubuntu 18.10 a couple of days ago and noticed that my screen flickered with some YT videos. I changed to the proprietary nvidia drivers (1060 ...
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Flickering screen Ubuntu 16.4 NVIDIA

I'm using Ubuntu 16.4 and I have a problem from the beginning. My screen starts blinking every time I have bigger changes on the screen f.e. while logging in, opening browser, installing GPU drivers. ...
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Flickering screen with Radeon graphics on Ubuntu 18.04

I had Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS running on HP Compaq nx9420; [AMD/ATI] RV530/M56-P [Mobility Radeon X1600] screen resol.: 1680x1050 60.1* kernel 3.13.0-161 and radeon.ko Version: 2.36.0 It was ...
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Flickering horizontal line while scrolling

I have got a really weird problem. When I scroll a web page, look through images really fast with right arrow held or render something with OpenGL on high fps, I have got this flickering horizontal ...
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Brightness problem on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

I have read this question - Brightness problem on Ubuntu 18.04 and this is my set up - Linux gansub-OptiPlex-7050 4.15.0-38-generic #41-Ubuntu SMP Wed Oct 10 10:59:38 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 ...
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2 identical displays - one flickering

I have bought one screen two times. One of them is connected through HDMI, the other with DVI. One of them flickers the other not (regardless if I connect him with HDMI or DVI). This is what I got ...
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Screen flickering ONLY while blank

So there's lots of reports of screen flickers for various reasons on Ubuntu, but none which only occur when the screen is blank. For me, when the screen goes blank as a result of inactivity, or if I ...
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Very weird flickering on desktop

Shortly after installing Ubuntu 18.04 in my computer I noticed that very frequently and without any apparent reason the desktop and specially Google Chrome windows (although not exclusively) start ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Live Damaged My LCD Screen? Flicker + Burn In?

So i've been running Ubuntu 18.04 from a Live USB recently. I noticed that whenever I was in Ubuntu the screen sometimes randomly flickered at the corners a bit, but then eventually stopped. The ...
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Does dual boot Ubuntu cause the screen flicker?

I recently installed ubuntu dual boot with my Windows 10. After that (several weeks) I got this severe screen flicker and I thought it is hardware issue because I can't even see bios or os selection. ...
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Screen flickering while booting Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS

I have a dual-boot system for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and windows 8.1. While booting Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS I get a flickering screen. I don't know what to do?Can someone help me? I refereed to one solution ...
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The '*' symbol automatically starts typing repeatedly everytime in linux. (Ubuntu18.04)

My ubuntu18.04 Dell Vostro3546 is facing many problems relating to cursor jumping, repeated key typing and on-boot screen flickering. Please help me, I've been stuck for days and my work is on halt. ...
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Flickering screen on Ubuntu 18.04

I had Ubuntu 16.04 on an old Compaq laptop and it worked seamlessly. Recently, it suggested I update to Ubuntu 18.04. Then the nightmare began. After installing, the laptop uncontrollably flickered, ...
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Partial flicker/redraw problems on dual-monitor setup

Ever had a time when it seemed that part of your screen couldn't figure out quite what it wanted to display? If so, you'll probably be able to help me out on this question. I have an HP Elitebook ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 external full HD monitor flicker

I had an issue with my external HD monitor which started flickering and the rows of pixels were unaligned with each other a bit so the picture was kind of blurry. I tried everything from changing some ...
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Ubuntu 17.10 screen flickering [closed]

System using :- hp 15r032tx Ubuntu 17.10 Problem - screen flickers and get locked ,sometimes just a black screen and nothing on display. Sometimes keyboard and mouse also hanged. ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Screen Flickering on Dell XPS 15 9570 GTX 1050 Ti [duplicate]

Just trying out Linux for the first time. I am able to install Ubuntu 18.04 without any problem except for the fact that my screen keeps on spontaneously flickering. It starts to flicker as soon as ...
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Lenovo X1 Carbon with Ubuntu 18.04 blinking screen when trying to connect to wifi

My Lenovo X1 Carbon with Ubuntu release 18.04 has started blinking two weeks ago. The blinking happened already before upgrading Ubuntu to the latest version. The blinking does NOT occur during BIOS ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Flickering Screens

I have at least 30 laptops at my firm which all presenting this problem. we are using Ubuntu 16.04.1, Kernel 4.13.0-38-generic Part of the process installation I'm making for all the laptops includes ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 screen strobing

I have recently upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04, and I am experiencing subtle (but constant and rather annoying) screen flicker. My computer is an HP Envy x360 Convertible 15-bp1xx; using Intel graphics ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Nvidia Obs Studio Screen Flickering GT1030

I am using Nvidia GT1030 with OBS Studio running Ubuntu 16.04. When trying to record with OBS Studio, the screen is flickering. The same using other recording software - Kazam.
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Screen boot issue

How to stop screen flicker during boot when Ubuntu loads then this kind of black screen appears all the time. After that Ubuntu loads fine to startup screen.
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Stuck at systemd startup screen + flickering once a second after upgrading to 18.04 from 17.10

I have just finished upgrading to 18.04 from 17.10 using sudo do-release-upgrade then rebooted only to find that it cannot boot up again. When I try to boot, it goes well until the systemd ...
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AMD RX480 Screen flicker after update to 18.04

As mentioned in the title. Was upgrading from 17.10. Having this screen flickering. My GPU is AMD RX480 What I did: Search for similar issues for 18.04, can't find any Perform fresh install. Still ...
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Mouse flickering, suggestion boxes disappearing, stops when I press and hold Shift

I'm running 16.04.4 on a Dell Vostro 3350, though if it helps I had this same issue while running Linux Mint. Now I've scoured every forum post that Google has lead me to, and just about all of them ...
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Xubuntu 17.10: screen flickering on wake up

I'm using Xubuntu 17.10 on an HP Elitebook 820 G2. Occassionally, when the computer wakes up from sleep, the screen is flickering and shearing until I restart the computer. Information : $ lspci | ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: mouse pointer and display flickering, but theres no unknown display, so what do?

I have just installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my laptop Asus K45DR which use AMD HD7460 graphic card. Already tried some suggestion on internet that i should turn off any unknown display on system settings>...
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Second screen flickering 16.04

My second screen flickers to black every now and then. It seems to be dependent on what is being drawn in it, because if I just have the desktop open, then it won't flicker very much, but if I have a ...
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Screen flickering problem in 16.04 [duplicate]

i upgraded 14.04 ubuntu to 16.04, after updating softwares in 16.04 my desktop screen flickers when i place mouse pointer in the launcher pad. how can i solve the issue?
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Unity Desktop flickers after update on Ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I did a simple update today and now when I hover the mouse over any icon in the sidebar or press the super key, both the sidebar and the top bar disappear momentarily and the open programs flash once. ...
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iMac running Ubuntu 16.04, Unity Dash & Window Border graphical glitch [duplicate]

I'm Ethan and I am new to asking questions on ask Ubuntu normally it's me reading the answers. I have very little knowledge because I am yet to be an adult and I don't know what model Mac I have ...
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Screen flickers white after Ubuntu 17.10 upgrade

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 17.04 to 17.10 and after the upgrade the screen flickers a white/grey colour about once a second. It seems to happen more when I move things on the screen. I am running ...
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Flickering windows and video freezing

I have recently updated for Ubuntu 17.10, I have the following issues since then: Windows flickers when I open/resize them, with a thick black lines blinking around them After a while, videos tend to ...
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Screen on Lenovo W530 turns on and off every second upon startup

I had installed Ubuntu Mate 17.04 and upon starting up my laptop after attempting to upgrade to 17.10, my screen just turns on and off every one second or so. I can't even get to the login screen. ...
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Screen Flickering and Interference after Waking up Laptop

Here's a link to a short video of what's happening: Screen interference Probably about half the time I wake my laptop up after it has gone into suspension, my screen starts going crazy. The search bar ...
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I upgraded from kubuntu 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS and now my screen shows up and disappears

It looks like -flicker-, but contrary to what I could find in Google, it is not to do with Chrome. It is the log-in screen already that shows up occasionally on the screen, and then the screen turns ...
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Flickering screen, low resolution (RPi 3) [closed]

Raspberry Pi 3 model B, Ubuntu Mate 16.04.2 Runs absolutely fine, but screen flickers, all USB devices disconnected. The resolution is also terribly low. It can't even fit the whole config window, ...
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Whole Monitor Flicker When No Movement, First Movement, and on Terminal

I already using Xubuntu for 5 months and so far so good. But today, I changed my LCD because the old one is broken. At log screen, it looks fine but when I log in and let it sit for approx. 5 secs ...
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Ubuntu 16.04/17.04/17.10 & CENTOS 6,7: screen flickering and random shutdowns (Lenovo Thinkpad T410)

I ask the same question a couple of weeks ago but the question was closed because it was related to Ubuntu 17.10 which is under development. However, I have the same (and worse) issues for the LTS 16....
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Screen flickering on ultrawide monitor with AMD card

I have installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu (KDE) on my desktop and I have screen flickering problem. This is 4th Linux I tried (deepin,Kali,elementary,Ubuntu-all have the same problem) I am using ...
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Screen goes black only when clicking system settings. Comes back on after 10 to 60 seconds

I am new to Ubuntu. I just installed a fresh copy of 16.04 LTS on a Lenovo M8 3306 ThinkCentre desktop. It is running great so far other than one weird problem in which I cannot find anyone else on ...