Ubuntu – Weird screen flickering issue in ubuntu 17.04 GNOME

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I'm new in Ubuntu world,I'm using Ubuntu GNOME 17.04. The weird issue I have is , when I open the terminal and trying to install something or run commands or doing anything else, after minutes my screen keeps flickering, it will go black and appears white lines flashing and it takes seconds then my laptop goes off. I've searched for the problem but without no luck, maybe graphic not installed yet?

Core i5,RAM 4

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0046] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Dell Latitude E6410 [1028:040a]

Guide me step by step because as I said I'm new in Ubuntu.

Best Answer

I have the same problem with the display flickering after updating to 17.04 and 17.10. My graphics hardware (Unity->Details)

 Intel HD Graphics 620 (Kabylake GT2)

I assume you have a 4K display. Check Unity->Displays and if you see 3840x2160, that means your equipment supports 4K. If the flickering becomes annoying, a temporary workaround is to reduce your display resolution to 2048x1536. You should probably set the scale to a suitable font size. Note that as a result of changing the resolution, your display aspect ratio will show a smaller output but it's a lot easier to look at than a flickering screen.

Intel provides a nice GUI-based graphics update tool. However, the tool currently doesn't support 17.04+ since it's a relatively recent Ubuntu release.

Here's the link to the Intel Graphics update tool for your future reference so that you can keep an eye out for when 17.04+ driver support becomes available.


Hope this helps.