Ubuntu 10.04 Intel HD Graphics Problem

My friend Mike asked me to install Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx as a dual boot with Win7 on his brand new desktop PC. The PC has an Intel i5 processor with integrated Intel HD Graphics. During the installation, the flicker/shaking of the graphics on screen was so extreme that I couldn’t read most of the text during the install. I’m glad I’ve done about a million and a half Ubuntu installs, so I knew my way around pretty well. I figured that once the install was complete and we rebooted, the problem would go away.

Well, the problem didn’t go away. I started searching for other users having the same problem and came across many who complained about the screen flickering randomly or occasionally. Well, that wasn’t the problem I was having. My flicker/shake was constant. It was also much more noticeable on the right side of the screen than the left side.

I will note that the problem doesn’t occur in Win7, so it’s not a hardware problem.

I have posted my question on UbuntuForums.org and now I must wait for a response. In the meantime, I will continue trying to solve the problem myself.



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  • J

    https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-x/2010-February/000737.html

    Looks like it’s too bleeding edge to have made it in to Lucid.

  • admin

    @J – Thanks for the link…I saw the same thing when I was initially researching the problem. I got it solved though. I simply connected the monitor via HDMI instead of VGA! Weird. It works now though!

  • Mgraf

    Greetings I have the same flicker issue w/ Linux Mint 10 and same i5 integrated vid so I got a HDMI cable plugged it in and NO VIDEO! Do have to mount that cable or driver…. I thought it would be plug and play
    Windows 7 works fine noticed G-parted has the same flicker Thanx Mike