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.