All through Mint 6 and 7, I had an issue with my display flickering intermittently whenever I enabled Compiz (see system specs in signature), so i'd routinely turn it off and enable GNOME compositing. This solved the flickering problem. When I installed Helena last weekend, the first thing I noticed after enabling the proprietary NVIDIA drivers, which had Compiz up and running by default, was that the Compiz flickering was absent. So I was finally able to get some of those nice effects.
This morning, however, when I turn on my machine, I see that the old flickering is back, and I don't know why it should show up only now, one week later. Wouldn't you think it would be more likely to show up immediately if it were going to happen? I haven't updated the video drivers (no updates have shown up), and I've only accepted the level 1, 2, and 3 updates that come with mintUpdate.
Anybody else have this problem? It's a minor annoyance, as everything else in Helena seems to work well and I don't really need tons of eye candy, but an annoyance nonetheless.
Last edited by rlindsey0
on Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:27 am, edited 1 time in total.
Olivia 15 Cinnamon 64, dual-boot Win 7 Pro 64 SP1, Clevo W150ER 15.6" laptop, i7 3630M, 16 GB RAM, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256 GB/HGST 1 TB 7200 RPM, Nvidia GT 650M 1 GB, USB 3.0 HGST 1 TB 7200 RPM, HP Photosmart C5280