Ubuntu – Annoying flickering in 16.04 LTS – Chrome


I've upgraded from 4.4.0 to 4.4.8 and then 4.5.2 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64-bit, and it's still happening.

At 4.5.2 it's even more frequent, and mainly in Chrome (haven't tried firefox or opera just yet). Every time I open a new web page. Any way to fix that, or is it a bug?

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation HD Graphics 5500 (rev 09)
04:00.0 Display controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Venus XTX [Radeon HD 8890M / R9 M275X/M375X] (rev 81)


Best Answer

After some research, I found a solution to this problem. It is working for me now.

I disabled hardware acceleration for my browser from

Settings > Advance Settings > System > uncheck the hardware acceleration

Hope this works on your machine.

I am using google-chrome-stable Version 50.0.2661.94 (64-bit) on Ubuntu 16.04


If you encounter scrolling lag and screen tear. Do as suggested by Amos Folarin in the comment below:

Go to: chrome://flags/#smooth-scrolling and Enable it.

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