After installation of manjaro gnome display is flickering

Hello there,

I am a realtively new linux user who used ubuntu but moved now to manjaro (Manjaro Linux; Build ID: rolling) and gnome (41.2). Unfortunately, already in the installation process of manjaro gnome the display starts to flicker. I assume that something went wrong with the graphic drivers. My laptop provides the following hardware:

  • Mesa Intel Xe Grapics (TGL GT2) - Graphics
  • 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11370H @ 3.30 GHz x 8 - Processor
  • Tuxedo Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14 Gen6 - Hardware Model of my laptop

I already tried to reinstall manjaro gnome with free and with proprietary drivers but without any success. Moreover I noticed that the problem is not occuring on an external monitor (here, however a scaling problem occurs). By entering mhwd -l I get the following response:

  • video-linux (Version: 2018.05.04; Freedriver: true; Type: Pci)
  • video-modesetting (Version: 2020.01.13; Freedriver: true; Type: Pci)
  • video-vesa (Version: 2017.03.12; Freedriver: true; Type: Pci)

Here, are the system information:

System:
 Kernel: 5.15.7-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
   parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.15-x86_64
   root=UUID=aae2387d-5aac-424c-a075-bbea0547d5fb rw quiet splash apparmor=1
   security=apparmor udev.log_priority=3
 Desktop: GNOME 41.2 tk: GTK 3.24.30 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM 41.0
   Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
 Type: Laptop System: TUXEDO product: TUXEDO InfinityBook Pro 14 Gen6
   v: Standard serial: <superuser required>
 Mobo: NB02 model: PHxTxX1 v: Standard serial: <superuser required>
   UEFI: American Megatrends LLC. v: N.1.15A08 date: 10/18/2021
Battery:
 ID-1: BAT0 charge: 43.5 Wh (82.1%) condition: 53.0/53.0 Wh (100.0%)
   volts: 12.1 min: 11.6 model: standard type: Li-ion serial: <filter>
   status: Discharging
Memory:
 RAM: total: 31.1 GiB used: 2.86 GiB (9.2%)
 RAM Report:
   permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required.
CPU:
 Info: model: 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11370H bits: 64 type: MT MCP
   arch: Tiger Lake family: 6 model-id: 0x8C (140) stepping: 1 microcode: 0x9A
 Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 tpc: 2 threads: 8 smt: enabled cache:
   L1: 320 KiB desc: d-4x48 KiB; i-4x32 KiB L2: 5 MiB desc: 4x1.2 MiB
   L3: 12 MiB desc: 1x12 MiB
 Speed (MHz): avg: 802 high: 1173 min/max: 400/4800 scaling:
   driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave cores: 1: 718 2: 1173 3: 601 4: 611
   5: 971 6: 941 7: 432 8: 976 bogomips: 52856
 Flags: 3dnowprefetch abm acpi adx aes aperfmperf apic arat
   arch_capabilities arch_perfmon art avx avx2 avx512_bitalg avx512_vbmi2
   avx512_vnni avx512_vp2intersect avx512_vpopcntdq avx512bw avx512cd
   avx512dq avx512f avx512ifma avx512vbmi avx512vl bmi1 bmi2 bts cat_l2
   cdp_l2 clflush clflushopt clwb cmov constant_tsc cpuid cpuid_fault cx16
   cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64 dtherm dts epb ept ept_ad erms est f16c flexpriority
   flush_l1d fma fpu fsgsbase fsrm fxsr gfni ht hwp hwp_act_window hwp_epp
   hwp_notify hwp_pkg_req ibpb ibrs ibrs_enhanced ida intel_pt invpcid
   invpcid_single lahf_lm lm mca mce md_clear mmx monitor movbe movdir64b
   movdiri msr mtrr nonstop_tsc nopl nx ospke pae pat pbe pcid pclmulqdq pdcm
   pdpe1gb pebs pge pku pln pni popcnt pse pse36 pts rdpid rdrand rdseed
   rdt_a rdtscp rep_good sdbg sep sha_ni smap smep split_lock_detect ss ssbd
   sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 stibp syscall tm tm2 tpr_shadow tsc
   tsc_adjust tsc_deadline_timer tsc_known_freq umip vaes vme vmx vnmi
   vpclmulqdq vpid x2apic xgetbv1 xsave xsavec xsaveopt xsaves xtopology xtpr
 Vulnerabilities:
 Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
 Type: l1tf status: Not affected
 Type: mds status: Not affected
 Type: meltdown status: Not affected
 Type: spec_store_bypass
   mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp
 Type: spectre_v1
   mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
 Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling
 Type: srbds status: Not affected
 Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
 Device-1: Intel TigerLake-LP GT2 [Iris Xe Graphics]
   vendor: Tongfang Hongkong Limited driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0
   chip-ID: 8086:9a49 class-ID: 0300
 Device-2: Chicony HD Webcam type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 3-6:4
   chip-ID: 04f2:b71a class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
 Display: wayland server: X.org 1.21.1.2 compositor: gnome-shell driver:
   loaded: i915 note: n/a (using device driver) - try sudo/root display-ID: 0
   resolution: <missing: xdpyinfo>
 Message: Unable to show advanced data. Required tool glxinfo missing.
Audio:
 Device-1: Intel Tiger Lake-LP Smart Sound Audio
   vendor: Tongfang Hongkong Limited driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
   alternate: snd_sof_pci_intel_tgl bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a0c8
   class-ID: 0403
 Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.7-1-MANJARO running: yes
 Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no
 Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes
 Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.40 running: no
Network:
 Device-1: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel bus-ID: 00:14.3
   chip-ID: 8086:a0f0 class-ID: 0280
 IF: wlo1 state: down mac: <filter>
 Device-2: Realtek RTL8153 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter type: USB driver: r8152
   bus-ID: 2-1:2 chip-ID: 0bda:8153 class-ID: 0000 serial: <filter>
 IF: enp0s13f0u1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
 IP v4: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global
   broadcast: <filter>
 IP v6: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global
 IP v6: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global
 IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link
 WAN IP: <filter>
Bluetooth:
 Device-1: Intel AX201 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
   bus-ID: 3-10:5 chip-ID: 8087:0026 class-ID: e001
 Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: up address: see --recommends
Logical:
 Message: No logical block device data found.
RAID:
 Message: No RAID data found.
Drives:
 Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 8.59 GiB (0.9%)
 SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
 ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Samsung
   model: SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
   logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter>
   rev: 3B2QEXM7 temp: 26.9 C scheme: GPT
 Message: No optical or floppy data found.
Partition:
 ID-1: / raw-size: 931.22 GiB size: 915.53 GiB (98.32%) used: 8.59 GiB (0.9%)
   fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2 label: N/A
   uuid: aae2387d-5aac-424c-a075-bbea0547d5fb
 ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
   used: 288 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
   label: NO_LABEL uuid: 8F01-00C4
Swap:
 Alert: No swap data was found.
Unmounted:
 Message: No unmounted partitions found.
USB:
 Hub-1: 1-0:1 info: Hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 1 rev: 2.0
   speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900
 Hub-2: 2-0:1 info: Super-speed hub ports: 4 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s
   chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900
 Device-1: 2-1:2 info: Realtek RTL8153 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
   type: Network driver: r8152 interfaces: 1 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s
   power: 288mA chip-ID: 0bda:8153 class-ID: 0000 serial: <filter>
 Hub-3: 3-0:1 info: Hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 12 rev: 2.0
   speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900
 Hub-4: 3-1:2 info: Genesys Logic Hub ports: 2 rev: 2.1 speed: 480 Mb/s
   chip-ID: 05e3:0610 class-ID: 0900
 Device-1: 3-6:4 info: Chicony HD Webcam type: Video driver: uvcvideo
   interfaces: 4 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s power: 500mA chip-ID: 04f2:b71a
   class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
 Device-2: 3-10:5 info: Intel AX201 Bluetooth type: Bluetooth driver: btusb
   interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s power: 100mA chip-ID: 8087:0026
   class-ID: e001
 Hub-5: 4-0:1 info: Super-speed hub ports: 4 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s
   chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900
 Hub-6: 4-1:2 info: Genesys Logic USB3.2 Hub ports: 2 rev: 3.2
   speed: 5 Gb/s chip-ID: 05e3:0620 class-ID: 0900
 Device-1: 4-1.1:3 info: Realtek Card Reader type: Mass Storage
   driver: usb-storage interfaces: 1 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s power: 800mA
   chip-ID: 0bda:0316 class-ID: 0806 serial: <filter>
Sensors:
 System Temperatures: cpu: 43.0 C mobo: 43.0 C
 Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
 Processes: 315 Uptime: 1h 24m wakeups: 7372 Init: systemd v: 249
 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: N/A Packages: pacman: 1130 lib: 302
 flatpak: 0 Shell: Zsh v: 5.8 running-in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.3.11

Does anyone has a suggestion what I can try to solve this issue?

Provide Information:

Same problem here on the same laptop (except Intel i5).
The strong flickering, and other weird graphical effects, appear both during live boot from USB and once installed to disk. The issue is identical on both Gnome and Xfce.

Solution, or rather a temporary fix:
Edit /etc/default/grub by adding the kernel parameter i915.enable_psr=0 to the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT line like this:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=“quiet splash apparmor=1 security=apparmor udev.log_priority=3 i915.enable_psr=0”

Save and run # grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

The issue has to do with an Intel power saving feature Arch wiki - Screen flickering
I credit this thread for the solution Arch linux forum

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