I can’t even really tell if this occurred after a system update or after some similar actions, but for me it definitely appeared as though it started happening simply after having manjaro up and running over a long period of time (without shutting down).
Basically the edges of the screen will start to flicker and the pixels become visible. The flickering rate seems to vary based on the current color being displayed, but sometimes it just also works again. I haven’t been able to establish any significant correlation between the flickering occurring and at all, appearing seemingly at random intervals and now has become relatively persistent.
I have a Gigabyte G27Q Display, nvidia gtx 1660super graphics card running the nvidia-video drivers on kernel linux515.
I also don’t think that it is an hardware issue because when I use the same display on windows (dualboot) there is no such issue. Any help is greatly appreciated, this flickering is driving me crazy.
Here 2 videos of this: https://media.giphy.com/media/Lw5MFhMmCXCQLBYmju/giphy-downsized-large.gif https://media.giphy.com/media/oFXT5z2qmIu0TO9G4T/giphy-downsized-large.gif
For now it seems to be working, but the error hadn’t been occurring before so I’ll report back again should it come up.
On another note though, I don’t currently have a nvidia.conf file and I’m guessing this goes about changing the settings accordingly on start-up (until now I’ve had to turn ForceFullCompositionPipeline on manually each time after a reboot).
So how can I go about to add one? I’ve tried adding it manually following the same structure as yours and adapting it to, I believe, the right BusID: lspci -s 0:9:0
09:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation TU116 [GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER] (rev a1) 09:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation TU116 High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1) 09:00.2 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation TU116 USB 3.1 Host Controller (rev a1) 09:00.3 Serial bus controller: NVIDIA Corporation TU116 USB Type-C UCSI Controller (rev a1)
but it doesn’t seem to work. Or at least I still have to manually change the settings. Did you add this to the autostart script?
So I’ve had the blessing of not having needed to use my PC all too much for the past few weeks (at least not in Manjaro), but no longer have I been working on a project for the past few hours that the flickering has reoccured. Albeit having followed the post previous and fixing the mhwd.d/nvidia.conf file to the best of my understanding:
I do also have to say that I’m starting to wonder whether this could actually be in someway hardware related because after the screen tearing reappeared it would also continue in the grub loader GUI after a reboot. Could this simply be some hardware incompatibility with the nvidia drivers or smth in that direction?
Interestingly enough I’ve just stumbled across what could be a solution to my issue.
So I have been using a firefox theme that had a animated header and once I returned it back to the default Dark theme it instantly stopped all screen tearing.
I went on to try out a different animated theme I had saved but that didn’t seem to start any flickering (while switching back to the first animated theme did). Well I’ve only just changed this so I will continue to monitor it but seeing as it completely removed the flickering potentially this could have been an issue related to firefox? (though I don’t really don’t see how).