I’m also experiencing this, but I’m on KDE. I updated my nvidia driver and only noticed it afterwards. It happens in pretty much every program I use, but also infrequently (like when changing tabs, etc.). It’s hard to capture because it’s just one flicker each time, but it’s either like a horizontal black bar along the top of the screen, or a flicker along the entire screen.
Hi ricklinux, mine is a desktop machine. And the CPU is AMD 5900x
The only intel thing I have is the network adapter.
I have no other video adapters installed.
Also I’m not sure the downgrade thing is builtin to EndeavourOS or I if downloaded it manually sometime previously.
It is available on the AUR https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/downgrade
Note: it requires the ‘pacman-contrib’ package to be installed
(which is useful anyway as it has the paccache command)
I have syntax-highlighting enabled in my console so valid commands are shown in green.
Thanks but i was just wondering if your hardware was hybrid laptop but i see that is not the case. I’m also going to check my Intel/Nvidia desktop and see if i notice any flickering as i also updated the driver last night on Xfce desktop.
yeah beats me, maybe it only affects to 20 series cards and not the 10 series since both Foempatrol and I have 20 series cards, both desktops too.
I have also since found out that the downgrade program does come with endeavourOS.
Looking through my gnome apps manager I found something called ‘endeavourOS apps list’.
When I opened it the downgrade program is shown in there.
maybe a gnome problem. yeah could be. I don’t know tbh.
I’d also caution people thinking about using the downgrade option as I did.
Whilst I no longer have any screen flicker on the older driver , some apps, like steam aren’t starting & removing and re-installing steam doesn’t appear to help. Although I had the old version in /var/cache/pacman/pkg the downgrade program used a package from a remote location. Odd
I can confirm this is also happening on Arch with 530.41.03 installed downgrading to 525.89.02 clears the problem up. It happens in I3 and KDE. This is the only thread I have found on the topic so far. So it doesn’t seem to be limited to EndeavourOS.
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER