Screen flickering issue with NVIDIA graphics card

My screen flickers.

It happens when the screen is turned on after being off for a while and also after boot/startup. I have a nvidia GTX 1650 and my kernal is linux58(i just updated).

EDIT: I have night color on.

Hello,

Is this a Laptop or Desktop PC? Please provide:
inxi -Fxza --no-host
mhwd -li
and if is a desktop pc also provide:
cat /etc/X11/mhwd.d/nvidia.conf

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Hey , I have the same issue and same gpu .
Mine is a laptop ( asus tuf fx505dt) .
Here is the output :

System:
   Kernel: 5.8.11-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: N/A 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.8-x86_64 
  root=UUID=662bbf43-65eb-4a90-b1d3-e4c377c258d0 rw quiet apparmor=1 
  security=apparmor resume=UUID=71f15591-4215-4ccf-9cb3-8c8169941782 
  udev.log_priority=3 
  Desktop: GNOME 3.36.6 tk: GTK 3.24.23 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM 3.36.3 
  Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: TUF Gaming FX505DT_FX505DT v: 1.0 
  serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: ASUSTeK model: FX505DT v: 1.0 serial: <filter> 
  UEFI: American Megatrends v: FX505DT.310 date: 12/24/2019 
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 7.3 Wh condition: 37.3/48.2 Wh (77%) volts: 10.9/11.9 
  model: FX50442 type: Li-ion serial: N/A status: Discharging 
CPU:
  Topology: Quad Core model: AMD Ryzen 5 3550H with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx 
  bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen+ family: 17 (23) model-id: 18 (24) 
  stepping: 1 microcode: 8108102 L2 cache: 2048 KiB 
  flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm 
  bogomips: 33551 
  Speed: 1301 MHz min/max: 1400/2100 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 
  1: 1350 2: 1323 3: 1292 4: 1228 5: 1261 6: 1209 7: 1225 8: 1282 
  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: Full AMD retpoline, IBPB: conditional, STIBP: 
  disabled, RSB filling 
  Type: srbds status: Not affected 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:
  Device-1: NVIDIA TU117M [GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile / Max-Q] vendor: ASUSTeK 
  driver: nvidia v: 450.66 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm bus ID: 01:00.0 
  chip ID: 10de:1f91 
  Device-2: AMD Picasso vendor: ASUSTeK driver: amdgpu v: kernel 
  bus ID: 05:00.0 chip ID: 1002:15d8 
  Device-3: IMC Networks USB2.0 HD UVC WebCam type: USB driver: uvcvideo 
  bus ID: 3-1:2 chip ID: 13d3:56a2 serial: <filter> 
  Display: x11 server: X.org 1.20.9 compositor: gnome-shell 
  driver: amdgpu,ati,nvidia unloaded: modesetting,nouveau,radeon 
  alternate: fbdev,nv,vesa resolution: <xdpyinfo missing> 
  OpenGL: renderer: AMD RAVEN (DRM 3.38.0 5.8.11-1-MANJARO LLVM 10.0.1) 
  v: 4.6 Mesa 20.1.8 direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: AMD Family 17h HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel 
  v: kernel bus ID: 05:00.6 chip ID: 1022:15e3 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.8.11-1-MANJARO 
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: ASUSTeK driver: r8169 v: kernel port: e000 bus ID: 02:00.0 
  chip ID: 10ec:8168 
  IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8822CE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter 
  vendor: AzureWave driver: rtw_8822ce v: N/A modules: rtw88_8822ce 
  port: c000 bus ID: 04:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:c822 
  IF: wlp4s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 1.14 TiB used: 18.53 GiB (1.6%) 
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends 
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Kingston model: RBUSNS8154P3256GJ3 
  size: 238.47 GiB block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B 
  speed: 15.8 Gb/s lanes: 2 serial: <filter> rev: E8FK11.T scheme: GPT 
  ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST1000LM035-1RK172 size: 931.51 GiB 
  block size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s 
  rotation: 5400 rpm serial: <filter> rev: SDM4 scheme: GPT 
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw size: 229.37 GiB size: 224.77 GiB (97.99%) 
  used: 15.62 GiB (6.9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache pressure: 100 (default) 
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 8.80 GiB used: 2.91 GiB (33.0%) 
  priority: -2 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 45.6 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 45 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 2400 
Info:
  Processes: 379 Uptime: 4h 18m Memory: 5.80 GiB used: 4.18 GiB (72.0%) 
  Init: systemd v: 246 Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 Packages: pacman: 1277 
  lib: 340 flatpak: 0 Shell: Zsh v: 5.8 running in: gnome-terminal 
  inxi: 3.1.05

Hi!
I have the same laptop and had the same problem in kde and i3. I was able to fix it follow this thread
Tearing nvidia

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Thanks . I will surely remember that :smiley:

No worries! We live and we learn… :+1:

Did @visone 's advice work out for you?

Hi @Fabby, I have same laptop (Asus fx505dt) with same configuration.
I also got the same issue. After trying bunch of different methods. I just removed non-free drivers video-hybrid-amd-nvidia-450xx-prime and started using free drivers video-linux .
Everything works fine now.

Also, method mentioned by @visone did not work for me, It gives error ‘cannot start SDDM’ at start.

Thank you for the feed-back, but @TheEpicProgrammer is the person that should confirm your answer works for him/her too…

:man_shrugging:

@Fabby that’s alright. I just wanted to confirm if solution works with everyone.
Also, The solution I gave above does not work in all conditions. I apologize for that.
I just found the solution here on forums that works and I have thoroughly tested it.

Please check point 4.0 Suspend Issues.

If someone is having same problem, please let me know.

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Hey first of all apologies for late replies ,
No it is not workinng I am getting the same issues again & again .

@ashu

:point_up_2: :pray: :bowing_man:

also for an update : the issue gets resolved if I switch to nvidia 440.x.x.x. but the system automatically upgrades itself to 450+.x.x. and that causes the issue again and again

I’m on the 440 series (have a look at my profile why) and that’s rock stable and does not upgrade itself to the 450 series automatically.

What’s the output of:

mhwd --listinstalled

:thinking:

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
video-hybrid-amd-nvidia-440xx-prime            2020.10.04               false            PCI
           video-linux            2018.05.04                true            PCI


Warning: No installed USB configs!

Hrmpf. That’s good!

How did you install those?

mhwd --install pci video-hybrid-amd-nvidia-440xx-prime 

:question: :thinking:

Note: I’m on

mhwd --listinstalled
> Installed PCI configs:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    video-nvidia-440xx            2020.10.04               false            PCI

And that one doesn’t upgrade to 450… :upside_down_face:

I install those from harware configuration settings
also I am on manjaro gnome .
I think it upgrades whenever I upgrade my machine via pamac manager or install a new package …
in that case what can I do ?

  • Stop using the GUI to install nVidia drivers (it does things “automatically”)

  • Print this page so you have it as a reference while in TTY2

  • Log off

  • Switch to TTY2 by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F2

  • Log in there

  • remove everything (and why you’re in a TTY) with:

    sudo mhwd --remove pci video-hybrid-amd-nvidia-440xx-prime 
    sudo mhwd --remove pci video-linux
    
  • Install everything again:

    sudo mhwd --install pci video-hybrid-amd-nvidia-440xx-prime 
    sudo mhwd --install pci video-linux
    sudo reboot
    

Now it shouldn’t auto-update any more

:man_shrugging:

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Hey , sad to say but After trying the method u suggested , broke the screen and starten flickering again… I then deleted uninstalled the driver then again installed … now its working

Huh? that’s exactly what I told you aboveWhat did you do differently?

:open_mouth: