cinnamon - screen flash when desktop loads


Hi members, I have searched for an answer to this but cannot seem to find anything about it. When cinnamon desktop loads straight after login, there is a very short bright white flash as it loads the wallpaper. This flash is somewhat like a camera flash going off and does cause me eye fatigue sometimes. Do other users experience this or could this perhaps be an issue with my video drivers?

Manjaro-Cinnamon 18.0.4 released

Better to start with hardware/drivers information:
inxi -Fxxxz
from terminal. Copy that text and paste it here. Use ``` above and bellow for proper formatting.


it's a bug related to all adapta - themes. It is not present on other themes.

not sure though if it needs to be fixed in the themes or in cinnamon.

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Thanks, here's my hardware info.

System:    Host: manjaro-cinnamon Kernel: 4.20.17-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 8.2.1 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.0.10 
           dm: LightDM 1.28.0 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: SABERTOOTH X79 v: Rev 1.xx serial: <filter> BIOS: American Megatrends v: 4701 
           date: 05/06/2014 
Battery:   Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech M705 serial: <filter> charge: 95% rechargeable: yes status: Discharging 
CPU:       Topology: 6-Core model: Intel Core i7-3960X bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Sandy Bridge rev: 7 L2 cache: 15.0 MiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 79272 
           Speed: 1264 MHz min/max: 1200/3900 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1342 2: 1333 3: 1374 4: 1410 5: 1396 6: 1473 7: 1349 
           8: 1366 9: 1516 10: 1394 11: 1421 12: 1510 
Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA GP106 [GeForce GTX 1060 3GB] vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: nvidia v: 390.116 bus ID: 01:00.0 
           chip ID: 10de:1c02 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.4 driver: nvidia tty: N/A 
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 1060 3GB/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.116 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel C600/X79 series High Definition Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
           bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:1d20 
           Device-2: NVIDIA GP106 High Definition Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1 
           chip ID: 10de:10f1 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.20.17-1-MANJARO 
Network:   Device-1: Intel 82579V Gigabit Network vendor: ASUSTeK P8P67 Deluxe driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: f040 
           bus ID: 00:19.0 chip ID: 8086:1503 
           IF: eno1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 9.10 TiB used: 97.89 GiB (1.1%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Kingston model: SKC400S37512G size: 476.94 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: 00.Y 
           scheme: MBR 
           ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Seagate model: ST8000DM005-2EH112 size: 7.28 TiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: 7200 rpm 
           serial: <filter> rev: DN04 scheme: GPT 
           ID-3: /dev/sdc vendor: OCZ model: VERTEX2 3.5 size: 223.57 GiB speed: 3.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: 1.37 
           scheme: MBR 
           ID-4: /dev/sdd vendor: Seagate model: ST1000LX015-1U7172 size: 931.51 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: 5400 rpm 
           serial: <filter> rev: SDM1 scheme: GPT 
           ID-5: /dev/sde vendor: Corsair model: Performance Pro size: 238.47 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: 1.0 
           scheme: GPT 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 199.49 GiB used: 97.89 GiB (49.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sde2 
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 34.49 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sde3 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 41.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 54 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0 gpu: nvidia fan: 0% 
Info:      Processes: 360 Uptime: 2h 22m Memory: 31.35 GiB used: 6.27 GiB (20.0%) Init: systemd v: 241 Compilers: gcc: 8.2.1 
           clang: 8.0.0 Shell: bash v: 5.0.2 running in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.0.32 

Thanks, I suspected it might be. I would say it should be fixed as a matter of priority. A person who suffers from epilepsy could go into a fit from something like this. As for me I suffer from migraines which are triggered by bright flashes of light.

Manjaro-Cinnamon 18.0.4 released

I would say the theme since it is the only theme I know that does that.

But Adapta is pretty much a dead project nowadays, so I see little hope for a fix.

That's actually a very good point.


I don't use Adapta on Cinnamon install, but any particular reason of using the legacy nvidia-390xx driver for that GTX 1060 ?