OK so a lot of questions like this have been asked but none of them help me out. So it isn't spam or anything. The WHOLE screen flickers, including the unity taskbar.

So, whenever I'm playing minecraft on my Ubuntu computer, the whole screen flickers. And when I have OBS opened, it flickers even more in the preview.

Specs that might help:

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64-bit, system up to date.
  • Intel Core i7-4800MQ CPU @ 2.70GHz x 8
  • Intel Haswell Mobile graphics
  • 16 GB RAM
  • HP w2207 monitor

May not help, but it doesn't happen on my other screen..

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    Does it do this only for Minecraft? Or for any game on that screen?
    – Frank
    Commented Aug 9, 2016 at 1:59
  • I have no other games since I just installed Ubuntu last night, but it doesn't happen on applications such as Brave, Chrome or Files.
    – BJC_17493
    Commented Aug 9, 2016 at 2:02
  • Although on my other computer that broke which had Ubuntu installed, I had Undertale on steam, and it didn't flicker.
    – BJC_17493
    Commented Aug 9, 2016 at 2:03
  • A new install probably means you might not have gotten the video drivers quite right. I'd recommend trying a different game, see if it does the same thing. If it does, then it's not the games; it's the computer.
    – Frank
    Commented Aug 9, 2016 at 2:15
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    This might be an Ubuntu issue, I am experiencing it too on 14.04 (i5 4200U, 12GB RAM)
    – Derkades
    Commented Aug 10, 2016 at 17:06

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OK, I found the fix! While searching around the internet using different key words, I found this askubuntu question that fixed it for me! It says to install Intel drivers (I actually never knew how to do this. I know I sound stupid now.) and that fixed it for me! On some computers it may have a different fix, but I'm no expert.

  • ...now it came back. Any help?
    – BJC_17493
    Commented Aug 12, 2016 at 16:42

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