Questions tagged [visual-artifacts]

Visual artifacts are anomalies during visual representation of digital graphics and imagery.

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Bottom of the screen is covered in a flashing black

For a while now my Ubuntu and for extension Gnome boot-up screen have been having a weird anomaly where about one third of the bottom of the screen has been covered up by black bars that seemingly ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 stuck on this screen after the Ubuntu logo

It looks like a broken driver but I've my driver already installed and it was working for a long time. My graphics card is Nvidia GT 730. I've installed the nvidia-390 driver installed.
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I don't know if this is visual or graphical but it messes up my drawings a lot

I started using Ubuntu a few days ago, knowing little to no commands. Whenever I open up a website with some pictures, it will sometimes show a picture with the wrong pixels (examples below). When I ...
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Permanent vertical line on screen after standby

I have a permanent thin green vertical line on the TFT-display of an Asus 1015PEM (Atom N550) netbook; I think it happened during resuming from standby in Lubuntu 22.04. The line is now always present,...
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Graphics issue with Google Chrome

I'm having a bit of a graphics issue with my Google Chrome. I recently downloaded Ubuntu 22.04 on VMware and downloaded Chrome from the terminal. The problem is that I have all this weird graphical ...
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Screen flickers on boot up on Dell XPS 15 with Ubuntu 22.04

I have a Dell XPS 15 9575 and on a fresh install of Ubuntu 22.04, I can't get to the login screen. The screen only shows vertical lines, as shown in the picture below: I had this machine running in ...
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Weird formatting in dropdowns

I have this problem a few months ago. Every time I want to right click something, it looks like the picture. What could be causing this error?
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Windows sometimes render as multi-coloured static

Sometimes, when I restore a minimised window it will be entirely rendered as multi-colored static, until I minimise and restore the window again. This seems to happen most reliably with my VPN app, ...
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Weird display on Ubuntu 20.04

I have installed i3wn with gaps on my device. This is Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. When I log in with Ubuntu it is showing like this, whereas when I log in with i3wn everything is fine. Also, possibly relatedly, ...
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Graphics issues with ubuntu

I just installed Ubuntu on an older computer. The graphics freeze and are skewed diagonally. I am running an Nvidia GeForce 7025 graphics card and was wondering what to do to correct this.
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Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS red screen flickering after sleep - Nvidia GeForce GTX 680

I am a novice user on Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu 20.04 on my old desktop pc with an Intel® Core™ i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz × 8 and Nvidia GeForce GTX 680. When the Computer wakes from sleep i have ...
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Ubuntu will not load with kernel 5.11.0-25-generic

Ubuntu updated to kernel 5.11.0-25-generic and will no longer load. It goes through the non graphic stuff and eventually goes to a flashing _ . That _ eventually disappears and vertical green lines ...
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My Ubuntu 20.04 machine crashes, monitor distorted

When my Ubuntu machine crashes occasionally. It freezes and shows a distorted monitor screen. The only thing I can do is to restart the machine. I'd like to know how to prevent this from happening. ...
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Apps become transparent when the desktop is directly behind them [closed]

I'm new to Ubuntu and installed some well-known apps, but now my file explorer becomes transparent when I hover over it if the desktop is directly behind. The same happens with WPS office. However, if ...
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Ubuntu 21.04 (Wayland) visual glitches in GUIs

20.10 has no visual bugs and works fine but 21.04 has these visual bugs over all GUIs (Doesn't seem to effect actual gameplay). I've tried switching back to xorg, but that made no difference. I have ...
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I'm having graphic corruptions in 3D on my Intel HD 2500 (Ubuntu 20.10)

3D Globe on Github's Website 3D Scene on Babylon.js This artifacting also happens in Team Fortress 2. I have got the Intel drivers from XORG installed, as well as the mesa-vulkan-drivers. Could it be ...
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Artifacts in display on Kubuntu 20.10

Since a few days, I'm seeing strange artifacts in Kubuntu 20.10 on both of my monitors. See https://imgur.com/a/pd2ZgHY for two examples. Because I'm seeing it on both of my monitors and only while ...
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My desktop wallpaper screen becomes fuzzy and pixelated after turning on [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 20.04 on my DELL G3 (now upgraded to 20.04.2). Everything worked fine, but after installing my graphics card driver (460) the background became fuzzy (Nvidia 1650Ti). I downloaded ...
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Firefox suffering graphical artifacts after sleep

Sometime, after having run for a long time and often after the computer is wake up from sleep, Firefox is suffering severe graphical artifacts / flickering on Ubuntu 18.04. Here is an screen shot of ...
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GPU crashes randomly

This week my gpu crashes randomly, at first i had PopOS and it started crashing, then i moved to Manjaro - crash, now I am with Ubuntu and it is still the same - crash.One thing I noticed about crash ...
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Weird graphical issue in Xubuntu

I installed Xubuntu 20.10 on my old Acer Aspire AX1400B4702 computer recently and it works great, except for one thing: every time I try to launch an app I just installed, the screen shows some weird ...
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How can I make my Radeon RX 570 work in Ubuntu 20.04? It gives visual artifacts and frequently freezes

I am experiencing the same sort of problems as have been mentioned in other posts on this forum: When I plug anything into my Radeon RX 570 video card, I get visual artifacts and freezes usually ...
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Strange blocky/interlaced textures on Ubuntu MATE 20.04 games

I have had this problem for every game that seems to be OpenGL-based. It seems to be interlacing or scrambling blocks of pixels around. Here is an example with Neverputt. Specs: Processor: AMD Ryzen ...
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What is this screen distortion effect called?

I'm trying to troubleshoot an issue with my graphics card (Radeon RX590) in Ubuntu 20.04. The main symptom is that, after a few minutes (arbitrary length) the screen freezes for a second, blacks out, ...
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Window's Title Bar Text Desproportionally Big [duplicate]

I recently had many visual bugs due I changed the name of my home folder's username, one of them is a bigger title bar text than usual. I've not found a way to modify this yet sadly, so I came here to ...
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Graphics issue with 20.04 MATE [duplicate]

i upgraded from 18.04 MATE to Ubuntu 20.04 MATE. After upgrading the graphics are unstable. I tried a live version of 20.04 from a USB stick and got the same result. Ended up reinstalling 18.04 and ...
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Multicolored screen when trying to boot from a Windows installation USB

I've been trying to replace my Ubuntu OS with Windows. I have created a bootable Windows installation USB. First I created the disk using Windows Media Creation Tool on Windows, and I get this screen ...
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Intel Graphics issue after upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04.1

After upgrading Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04.1 I get the following visual artifacts on screen: The location where the artifacts appear seems random, especially for the dark "noise like" pixel ...
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Kubuntu 20.04 task manager blue shadow

Kubuntu 20.04.1 integrated video card AMD Stoney R2 When i hold the cursor over the task manager a blue shadow appears and when i move the cursor to another position this blue shadow disappears. My ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 freezes with visual artifacts

I recently changed my GPU for a Radeon RX 580 (I was using a GTX 750Ti), and when using that new GPU, I am having freezes with visual artifacts on the screen (often quickly after getting in a session ...
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Distorted display after upgrading the kernel to 5.4 on Ubuntu 18.04 32 bit

Athlon XP with Radeon 9550. Ubuntu 18.04 lxde with compiz. Screenshot with kernel 5.4.0-42 Screenshot with kernel 5.3.0-62 I tried running it with openbox instead of compiz; the problem is still ...
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Black boxes everywhere on Kubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

I have recently installed Kubuntu desktop environment, but after installation it has the setting like older and it's showing black boxes everywhere.
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Graphic glitches occurring randomly on Ubuntu 20.04 (repost)

I'm having graphics issues with my freshly installed Ubuntu 20.04. I've added a picture to show you the graphic glitches happening randomly. There is no clear pattern. It occurs very shortly (in a ...
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Graphic glitches occurring randomly on Ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

I'm having graphics issues with my freshly installed Ubuntu 20.04. I've added a picture to show you the graphic glitches happening randomly. There is no clear pattern. It occurs very shortly (in a ...
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Ubuntu 19.10 screen glitch

I tried to solve the login loop issue this morning, and reinstalled the gdm3 package: sudo apt-get purge gdm3 sudo apt-get install gdm3 After rebooting my screen with GUI now looks like this, but ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 graphics driver problem [duplicate]

I have upgraded from Ubuntu 19.10 to 20.04, and now I have a problem with my graphics rendering (strange squares on background and font problems). I use the i915 driver. Graphics card: Skylake GT2 HD ...
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Every time I turn on computer green square shows over wallpaper Ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

recently I upgraded from 19.10 to 20.04 LTS. Everything is working fine except some minor display issue. Display resolution if good but every time I turn on my computer or restart it, there is square ...
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Glitchy looking desktop due to broken packages in 20.04

I tried updating my packages through Synaptic, and I haven't updated in a while so it took a while. As it was updating I got an error that I had broken packages and to fix it using apt-get install -f, ...
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All system text is covered by white boxes

Pretty much the title. I was normally using Ubuntu the other day and I tried to launch Firefox. It gave me a crash report which I closed, and then it refused to launch. I then restarted my computer ...
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Display glitch when booting Ubuntu 18.04

I am trying to dual-boot install Ubuntu 18.04. Upon booting from a USB stick and choosing either 'Try Ubuntu without installing' or 'Install Ubuntu' in the GRUB menu the screen glitches and stays ...
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Error with Xorg + Intel driver

I try to remove tearing video using custom Intel driver config Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "X.org Configured" Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0 InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer" ...
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issue with artifacts appearing on ubuntu in windows title and in mate terminal

I recently starting seeing artifact such as that when using the mate terminal from ubuntu: I also noticed that those started happening on the windows titlebars as well: Anyone knows why that is so ...
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Weird red and blue bars/dots

I'm running Ubuntu 19.10. Whenever I unlock my computer after closing the lid some weird red and blue dots/lines show up on the unlock screen background. After unlocking, Visual Studio Code keeps the ...
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Artifacts with AMD® Ryzen 5 3400g with radeon vega graphics × 8

I have recently installed four computers with Linux. Each one has different monitors, refresh rates, versions, etc. The only constant in all four is the processor with the integrated graphics. Here is ...
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Kubuntu: Black diagonal line across the screen

Total noob. Installed kubuntu on an old laptop to learn how to use it.I've got his dark shape across my desktop and Firefox. It will change size and shape. See attached.
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Weird black artifacts when launching programs

Sometimes when I open a new window/launch a program I get these weird black boxes appearing on the screen. Here is some info about my system (I customised Ubuntu based on a post I saw on r/unixporn): ...
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Black pixel artifacts on all screens and freezing

I just installed Ubuntu 18.04 on a computer I had laying around. I've had problems with it freezing. Everything freezes, but I can still move my mouse. How do I fix this? What is it?
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Ubuntu desktop shows odd layout

When I logged into Ubuntu my desktop looked like this image below and I can't do anything with it. What can I do? It's inside VirtualBox, so the results of ubuntu-drivers devices are: == /sys/...
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Artifacts when playing a video

When I play a video with mpv (xubuntu 18.04 LTS), every couple of minutes, there are what I'd call a "keyframe" artifacts. Basically it seem like the video failed to decode a keyframe and continues ...
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White dots with purple background while Windows 10 is booting

I recently installed Windows 10, so I didn't update any drivers yet. While dual booting Ubuntu with Windows 10 everything worked perfectly during installation. After a restart I can choose whether to ...
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