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Nvidia GPU and flickering screen

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:26 pm
by liamodo.921
Good afternoon all,

I have decided to install Solus OS on my new Ryzen PC and I have hit a little bit of a problem, with I install the nvidia proprietary drivers and perform a restart my screen flickers, its nothing massive but its just there ever so slightly and it puts me off.
The GPU I am using is a GTX 1060 6GB from Zotac, and I fully updated the system before installing the drivers, I also included the 32bit drivers as I plan to have Steam installed.

Any suggestions to the issue?

Many Thanks

Re: Nvidia GPU and flickering screen

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:35 pm
by antechdesigns
liamodo.921 wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:26 pm
Good afternoon all,

I have decided to install Solus OS on my new Ryzen PC and I have hit a little bit of a problem, with I install the nvidia proprietary drivers and perform a restart my screen flickers, its nothing massive but its just there ever so slightly and it puts me off.
The GPU I am using is a GTX 1060 6GB from Zotac, and I fully updated the system before installing the drivers, I also included the 32bit drivers as I plan to have Steam installed.

Any suggestions to the issue?

Many Thanks

Does it do it when you are doing nothing? or when your browsing the web, watch a video clip, etc ? (aka screen tearing)
I have a youtube video tutorial for screen tearing: https://youtu.be/JGNMd5_Oqv4 if that's the problem.

Re: Nvidia GPU and flickering screen

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:45 pm
by liamodo.921
antechdesigns wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:35 pm
liamodo.921 wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:26 pm
Good afternoon all,

I have decided to install Solus OS on my new Ryzen PC and I have hit a little bit of a problem, with I install the nvidia proprietary drivers and perform a restart my screen flickers, its nothing massive but its just there ever so slightly and it puts me off.
The GPU I am using is a GTX 1060 6GB from Zotac, and I fully updated the system before installing the drivers, I also included the 32bit drivers as I plan to have Steam installed.

Any suggestions to the issue?

Many Thanks

Does it do it when you are doing nothing? or when your browsing the web, watch a video clip, etc ? (aka screen tearing)
I have a youtube video tutorial for screen tearing: https://youtu.be/JGNMd5_Oqv4 if that's the problem.
It does it all the time, sometimes its less noticeable, its not screen tearing.
I have tried both GNOME and Budgie editions and both get the same issue, but it doesn't appear when using Nouveau.
I did have a look in the Nvidia control panel but there doesn't seem to be anything there, it doesn't happen on other systems using gnome. (Pop_OS, Fedora, Arch etc).

Possibly something to do with the Nvidia driver on Solus?

Many Thanks

Re: Nvidia GPU and flickering screen

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:48 pm
by antechdesigns

OK, Can you post the output of 'inxi -Fx'

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inxi -Fx

Thanks

Re: Nvidia GPU and flickering screen

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:26 pm
by liamodo.921
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odonnell@link-stump ~ $ inxi -Fx
System:    Host: link-stump Kernel: 4.14.9-42.current x86_64
           bits: 64 gcc: 7.2.0
           Desktop: Gnome 3.26.2 Distro: Solus 3
Machine:   Device: desktop Mobo: ASRock model: AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac serial: N/A
           UEFI: American Megatrends v: P3.40 date: 11/07/2017
CPU:       Octa core AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Eight-Core (-HT-MCP-) 
           arch: Zen rev.1 cache: 4096 KB
           
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 58289
           clock speeds: max: 3650 MHz 1: 1550 MHz 2: 3640 MHz 3: 1550 MHz
           4: 3650 MHz 5: 1550 MHz 6: 1550 MHz 7: 1550 MHz 8: 1550 MHz
           9: 1550 MHz 10: 3640 MHz 11: 3640 MHz 12: 1550 MHz 13: 1550 MHz
           14: 1550 MHz 15: 3650 MHz 16: 1550 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GP106 [GeForce GTX 1060 6GB] bus-ID: 0b:00.0
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.5 ) driver: nvidia
           Resolution: 2560x1440@59.95hz
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB/PCIe/SSE2
           version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 384.98 Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 12:00.3
           Card-2 NVIDIA GP106 High Def. Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 0b:00.1
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.14.9-42.current
Network:   Card-1: Intel Device 24fb driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 09:00.0
           IF: wlp9s0 state: up speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: 90:61:ae:9a:b2:35
           Card-2: Intel I211 Gigabit Network Connection
           driver: igb v: 5.4.0-k port: f000 bus-ID: 0a:00.0
           IF: enp10s0 state: down mac: 70:85:c2:57:bd:b0
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 2500.5GB (0.2% used)
           ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 model: Samsung_SSD_960_EVO_500GB size: 500.1GB
           ID-2: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD20EFRX size: 2000.4GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 454G used: 5.4G (2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-1
Sensors:   None detected - is lm-sensors installed and configured?
Info:      Processes: 360 Uptime: 0 min Memory: 1767.1/16042.2MB
           Init: systemd Gcc sys: N/A Client: Shell (bash 4.4.01) inxi: 2.3.38

Re: Nvidia GPU and flickering screen

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:48 am
by liamodo.921
Just a quick update...

So I have a little play about with the Nvidia X settings panel and manually set my monitor to sync to my Dell monitor, setup the resolution manually to 2560x1440 @ 144Hz then enabled 'Force Full Composition Pipeline' under X Server Display Configuration > Advanced and the flickering seems to have stopped.
I'll do some further testing to see if everything else works perfectly but otherwise I think this is resolved :)

Re: Nvidia GPU and flickering screen

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:36 am
by antechdesigns
liamodo.921 wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:48 am
Just a quick update...

So I have a little play about with the Nvidia X settings panel and manually set my monitor to sync to my Dell monitor, setup the resolution manually to 2560x1440 @ 144Hz then enabled 'Force Full Composition Pipeline' under X Server Display Configuration > Advanced and the flickering seems to have stopped.
I'll do some further testing to see if everything else works perfectly but otherwise I think this is resolved :)

Yes, that was it. Setting the monitor to its native resolution has solved it.
I Was going to suggest messing with the resolution after seeing (2560x1440@59.95hz) and changing it to 60hz. Turns out you have a 144Hz display.
Good Job on using your own initiative to get it fixed ;)

Nice set up by the way ;)
What's the model of that monitor? I'm looking for a new 1440P monitor and at 144Hz would be divine :shock: