mint 17.3 Dell Inspiron N5110 screen flutter

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mint 17.3 Dell Inspiron N5110 screen flutter

Postby dougahole » Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:50 am

I installed M17.3 and since that time there is constant screen flutter. Intel second generation core processor. I do not know what other information that I could provide to make this simpler. This was not a side by side install with windows. I am not a tech savy guy so if any help, please make it as simple as possible with no acronyms or expectations that I already know a lot of computer functions. Thanks

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Re: mint 17.3 Dell Inspiron N5110 screen flutter

Postby MtnDewManiac » Sun Jan 24, 2016 1:50 pm

Can you clarify "screen flutter?"

You posted in the "Others" area, which tells us that you aren't using one of Mint's "stock" DEs (Xfce, Cinnamon, MATE, KDE). Which one ARE you using?

Is your graphics driver properly configured?

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Re: mint 17.3 Dell Inspiron N5110 screen flutter

Postby Pjotr » Sun Jan 24, 2016 2:45 pm

Please generate an overview of your system like this:
- Launch a terminal window (this is how to launch a terminal window);
- make the terminal window fullscreen, in order to avoid chopped lines;
- copy/paste this command into the terminal (copy/paste can be done with your mouse):

Code: Select all

inxi -Fxz

if you type: the letter F is a capital letter

Press Enter.

Copy/paste the output in your next message.
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Re: mint 17.3 Dell Inspiron N5110 screen flutter

Postby dougahole » Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:17 pm

Thanks for the instruction. Here we go.

dougahole@dougahole-Inspiron-N5110 ~ $ inxi -Fxz
System: Host: dougahole-Inspiron-N5110 Kernel: 3.19.0-32-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 4.8.2)
Desktop: Cinnamon 2.8.6 (Gtk 3.10.8~8+qiana) Distro: Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa
Machine: System: Dell product: Inspiron N5110
Mobo: Dell model: 00JFW2 v: A11 Bios: Dell v: A11 date: 08/03/2012
CPU: Dual core Intel Core i5-2450M (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 9977
clock speeds: max: 3100 MHz 1: 809 MHz 2: 888 MHz 3: 817 MHz 4: 807 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.17.1 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1366x768@60.0hz
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Mobile GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.5.9 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k3.19.0-32-generic
Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e000 bus-ID: 05:00.0
IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
Card-2: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030 [Rainbow Peak] driver: iwlwifi v: in-tree: bus-ID: 09:00.0
IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 516.1GB (8.6% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST500LM012_HN size: 500.1GB
ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: Trans size: 16.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 453G used: 27G (7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-0
ID-2: /boot size: 236M used: 48M (22%) fs: ext2 dev: /dev/sda1
ID-3: swap-1 size: 6.34GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-1
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 55.0C mobo: 51.0C
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A fan-2: 0
Info: Processes: 187 Uptime: 55 min Memory: 586.0/5875.4MB Init: Upstart runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.4
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.111) inxi: 2.2.28

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Re: mint 17.3 Dell Inspiron N5110 screen flutter

Postby Pjotr » Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:25 pm

Might be a driver issue. Try the easy generic solutions:

a. Install the latest kernel from the 3.19 series:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... el-updates
(item 3, right column)

Then reboot.

b. When no improvement: install the latest kernel from the 4.2 series.

Then reboot.

c. When still no improvement: check for a newer BIOS / UEFI and when available, install it.
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Re: mint 17.3 Dell Inspiron N5110 screen flutter

Postby dougahole » Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:25 am

FLUTTER RESOLVED. Do not know how, possible a fix during an update, Thanks to those who offered help.


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