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Flickering and Screen distortion with new Hardware on elementary OS


Flickering/Blinking with your elementary OS, and If you have an Intel chipset you can try this, your problem will be solved.

Get information about your graphics card

Step 1

Open the Applications launcher and open System Settings, When the window appears, scroll down until you see the About icon under the System category. Click it and some information about your operating system and a computer will appear. Under hardware, there is a line starting with Graphics. Next to it is the information about your graphics card.

Step 2

Using terminal to get information on Graphic card, Just type this command in terminal

lspci | grep VGA

Step 3

More detail Information

sudo lshw -C video

If you have an Intel chipset you can try this, your problem will be solved.

sudo apt-get install mesa-utils

sudo mkdir /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/

echo -e 'Section "Device"\n Identifier "Intel Graphics"\n Driver "Intel"\n Option "AccelMethod" "sna"\n Option "TearFree" "true"\nEndSection' | sudo tee /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf

sudo reboot
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