Flickering Screen Black Lines

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Steerpike21
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Flickering Screen Black Lines

Post by Steerpike21 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:56 pm

Hello!

Apologies in advance but I'm not technically savvy. My friend always installs Linux on my laptops for me as I like the safety of Linux and I want to support Linux, but because he's been in another country for a couple of years now, my system is out of date, and I mostly just deal with problems as they come up. Any and all help with this is appreciated.

My current issue is that today my laptop screen started flickering with black lines. I've found posts complaining of similar issues, but wasn't confident enough to try messing with graphics drivers in the terminal without being sure of my own computer's specs.

Here's my computer information, pulled from the terminal:

H/W path Device Class Description
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system 80E3 (LENOVO_MT_80E3_BU_idea_FM_Lenovo G50
/0 bus Lancer 5B2
/0/0 memory 128KiB BIOS
/0/4 processor AMD A6-6310 APU with AMD Radeon R4 Graphic
/0/4/8 memory 256KiB L1 cache
/0/4/9 memory 2MiB L2 cache
/0/20 memory 8GiB System Memory
/0/20/0 memory 4GiB SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 800 MHz (1.2
/0/20/1 memory 4GiB SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 800 MHz (1.2
/0/100 bridge Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
/0/100/1 display Mullins [Radeon R4/R5 Graphics]
/0/100/1.1 multimedia Kabini HDMI/DP Audio
/0/100/2.3 bridge Family 16h Processor Functions 5:1
/0/100/2.3/0 wlan0 network QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter
/0/100/2.4 bridge Family 16h Processor Functions 5:1
/0/100/2.4/0 eth0 network RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethe
/0/100/8 generic Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
/0/100/10 bus FCH USB XHCI Controller
/0/100/11 storage FCH SATA Controller [AHCI mode]
/0/100/12 bus FCH USB EHCI Controller
/0/100/13 bus FCH USB EHCI Controller
/0/100/14 bus FCH SMBus Controller
/0/100/14.2 multimedia FCH Azalia Controller
/0/100/14.3 bridge FCH LPC Bridge
/0/100/14.7 generic FCH SD Flash Controller
/0/101 bridge Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
/0/102 bridge Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
/0/103 bridge Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
/0/104 bridge Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
/0/105 bridge Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
/0/106 bridge Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
/0/107 bridge Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
/0/1 scsi0 storage
/0/1/0.0.0 /dev/sda disk 1TB TOSHIBA MQ01ABD1
/0/1/0.0.0/1 /dev/sda1 volume 999MiB Windows NTFS volume
/0/1/0.0.0/2 /dev/sda2 volume 259MiB Windows FAT volume
/0/1/0.0.0/3 /dev/sda3 volume 999MiB Windows FAT volume
/0/1/0.0.0/4 /dev/sda4 volume 127MiB reserved partition
/0/1/0.0.0/5 /dev/sda5 volume 386GiB Windows NTFS volume
/0/1/0.0.0/6 /dev/sda6 volume 24GiB Windows NTFS volume
/0/1/0.0.0/7 /dev/sda7 volume 14GiB Windows NTFS volume
/0/1/0.0.0/8 /dev/sda8 volume 19GiB EXT4 volume
/0/1/0.0.0/9 /dev/sda9 volume 3814MiB Linux swap volume
/0/1/0.0.0/a /dev/sda10 volume 480GiB EXT4 volume
/0/2 scsi1 storage
/0/2/0.0.0 /dev/cdrom disk DVDRAM GUA0N

It's odd that this is just happening today/now, as I haven't updated my system in a very long time, and in the past issues have only cropped up when I've downloaded a new version of something.

Any and all help is appreciated, and I apologize for being so ignorant. I figured I would ask the experts before messing something up. D:

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Re: Flickering Screen Black Lines

Post by Steerpike21 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:17 pm

This is not an image of my computer, but it's also done this twice today:

https://www.google.ca/url?sa=i&source=i ... 4445822176

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Re: Flickering Screen Black Lines

Post by AndyMH » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:29 am

My gut feel is that if it was working okay before, it's probably a hardware problem. Had a problem with a T410 thinkpad a few years back - vertical black lines on the screen. Bought a second hand screen off ebay.

Have a search on the web and see if others have had the same problem, and/or join the thinkpad forum and ask a question there.

https://forum.thinkpads.com/index.php?s ... 74c0585f62
Homebrew i5-8400+GTX1080 Cinnamon 19, Thinkpad T430 i7-3632 Cinnamon 19, Thinkpad T420 Cinnamon 18.3, Thinkpad T410 Cinnamon 17.3, Thinkpad T60 19.0 Mate

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Re: Flickering Screen Black Lines

Post by trytip » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:55 am

does it happen when you are in bios? try a live mint or other live linux, connect to the internet surf a little and watch some youtube. if it happens in bios or in live mode, the laptop screen is going bad
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