Screen flicker when using Vivaldi while watching videos
MadmanRB last edited by
So first major bug I bumped into is my screen flickers, this seems to happen after installing extensions but not before. Now it does go away if I set Vivaldi to use native window boarders but it is an odd issue. Here is what I am running Vivaldi on: Distro: Manjaro Linux Desktop: KDE Kernel: 4.1.20-1 64bit GPU: integrated intel GPU HD 4600 I have not tried it yet in other desktops yet but I dont think that is where the issue is, seems more like some odd bug brought in from the extensions. I would remove them but I find them useful such as adblock and gmail check. I only have four installed, the other two are silverbird and chromecast. I could remove each one to see what happens and report back but just letting you guys know I have this issue. EditL no its not the extensions, seems to happen with video playback. Hrm. Anther edit: with some further homework its some sort of GPU issue, vivaldi may not like my intel setup. I do have a amd laptop to try next but after some toying about I think this is a GPU issue of some kind. But it does go away at least when using native window decorations so good to let others know that if they have a simular issue to mine. Yup its a intel gpu issue Just confirmed using the amd setup using the same OS
may be GPU, Hardwareaccel, ddisplay driver problem?
Please check this:
https://vivaldi.net/en-US/forum/vivaldi-browser/9558-lots-of-problems-with-page-loading-blank-pages#52868 (works on Linux, too)
cdpb last edited by
Screen starts to jitter random.
elementary OS Freya
no property gpu driver
Same problem here:
Zorin OS 10 based on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid
robertbrenner last edited by
I've experienced it as well
Mint - Cinnamon 17.3
Intel core i5
open source driver
Are the guys at vivaldi aware of this bug? Is it even a vivaldi bug? I have it and it's kind of annoying
Intel GPU chips seems to be slow, having problems with hardware acceleration, that causes flicker with VSync.
Did you try to start Vivaldi from Shell with commandline parameter –disable-gpu-vsync
For some users that helps.
I think it's better now with that parameter. I'll test it for a while and write back. It's weird though cause it's a high end gaming laptop and it has both intel and nvidia chips. If this doesn't happen in other browsers, doesn't that mean it's vivaldi's problem?
May be you should switch off the Intel graphics chip in your BIOS.
It is not easy to test, because it depends on cards drivers, Linux kernels and on hardware.
The Developers cant have all hardware (they mostly have Virtual Machines for their testing) and rely on feedback from internal and external testers and users.
OMG, that flicker is ugly!
I have rechecked the flicker bug on Linux in Bugtracker and pinged a Linux developer at Vivaldi
pjprieto last edited by
Here another one with that flick.
Vivaldi version: 1.1.453.47 (Stable channel) (64 bits)
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5500 (Broadwell GT2)
Processor: Intel Core i3-5005U CPU @ 2.00GHz × 4 64 bits
And please tell me, what have you tried to solve the problem?
If you have flicker, try these commandline parameters in shell:
--disable-gpu-vsync --disable-gpu --disable-software-rasterizer
and/or edit your X-Server config and add a file 20_intel.conf with the following config and restart X-Server:
Section "Device" Identifier "Intel Graphics" Driver "intel" #Option "TearFree" "true" Option "AccelMethod" "UXA" EndSection
The problem ist the X-Server and slow Intel graphics chips.
You could have searched for the information about Ubuntu 16 at https://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/Grafikkarten/Intel/
geecon last edited by
Hi, I have same problem. This occurs only when i run vivaldi on intel.
Disabling Vsync solves the problem but couses higher cpu usage.
I use bubmlebee to run vivaldi on nvidia card and it works ok
If you have a Intel and an other graphic (ATI, NVidia etc.) card on your system, disable the Intel one in your BIOS.
qwer1234 last edited by
sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf
Section "Device" Identifier "Intel Graphics" Driver "intel" Option "AccelMethod" "sna" Option "DRI" "3" Option "TearFree" "true" EndSection
Seems solved the problem.
Arch Linux, Intel i5 2500k.
rhotate last edited by
I think this is a conflict with KDE, but it didn't start happening until after upgrading to Vivaldi 1.0.
I am using Kubuntu 16.04, and this issue exists when I choose to use Vivaldi without the native border, or when I start it using the native border, but discard the border by right-clicking it > "More Actions" > "No Border."
Can anyone without KDE reproduce this issue?
Thanks for this other config. It is not easy to test which settings are convenient agianst the flicker.
This may help other Mint users.