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Screen flickering randomly, goes away when I move the cursor
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The screen sort of flickers rightwards, and the stuff on the right edge starts appearing on the left edge. Immediately resolves when I move my mouse. Happens every five-ten minutes.

GPU info from lshw:


description: VGA compatible controller

product: Skylake GT2 [HD Graphics 520] [8086:1916]

vendor: Intel Corporation [8086]

physical id: 2

bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0

version: 07

width: 64 bits

clock: 33MHz

capabilities: pciexpress msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list

configuration: driver=i915 latency=0

resources: irq:127 memory:b0000000-b0ffffff memory:a0000000-afffffff ioport:6000(size=64) memory:c0000-dffff


description: Display controller

product: Sun XT [Radeon HD 8670A/8670M/8690M / R5 M330 / M430 / Radeon 520 Mobile] [1002:6660]

vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] [1002]

physical id: 0

bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0

version: 83

width: 64 bits

clock: 33MHz

capabilities: pm pciexpress msi bus_master cap_list rom

configuration: driver=amdgpu latency=0

resources: irq:128 memory:90000000-9fffffff memory:b1300000-b133ffff ioport:5000(size=256) memory:b1340000-b135ffff

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Hello Altair1234,

this bug report is unfortunately very unspecific.

Screen flickering can be produced by several different packages, settings, hardware and other circumstances.


  • check if any of your used applications introduces the flickering
  • watch a video and check if it is flickering
  • try different Solus-Variant compatible window and desktop managers.

Sometimes hardware acceleration or graphical candy can cause some issues when GRAM is low, the hardware is faulty and other things...

If any of the above things works our leads to something, go to the project and check if others have the same issue.