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pandaadb
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Dell Precission 5510 Ubuntu 16.04 Screen Flickering

Hi,

I have purchased the Dell Inspiron 5510. I installed a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04 on it. 

I am experiencing random flickering in a lot of cases:
* When scrolling websites
* When connecting 1 or 2 monitors to it
* Terminal doesn't keep up with my typing
* Videos have weird pixeling sometimes

My config:

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Skylake Integrated Graphics (rev 06)
DeviceName: Onboard IGD
Subsystem: Dell Skylake Integrated Graphics
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01:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation GM107GLM [Quadro M1000M] (rev a2)
Subsystem: Dell GM107GLM [Quadro M1000M]
Kernel driver in use: nvidia

My system:

Linux pandaadb 4.4.0-22-generic #40-Ubuntu SMP Thu May 12 22:03:46 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

I am using the Nvidia driver 
361.42 Proprietary, tested

I had to disable secure boot for this to work as otherwise I will end up in a login loop (due to the non signed nature of the nvidia driver and ubuntu enforcing secure boot at V 16)

This is really frustrating and I have tried to reinstall and configure drivers. I am using Unity as Gnome did not fix any of the issues. 

The flickering persists with or without external monitors.

Any tips/help is greatly appreciated! 

Thanks,

Artur

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pandaadb
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RE: Dell Precission 5510 Ubuntu 16.04 Screen Flickering

Dear Dell Support,

could someone please look into this? I chose the laptop I bought because it is advertised as an Ubuntu ready-to-go Laptop and I am quite frustrated with the product at this point. I had to completely deactivate the nvidia gpu to even make this latop useable. 

I have been spending a week now working with ubuntu engineers to make this work.

I have raised bugs with nvidia for this issue as well. 

I have tried multiple version of the NVIDIA driver as well as multiple configurations. This includes the latest unreleased drivers to see if they fix the problem. 

Is there a workaround for this? You obviously must have tested this before announcing that it works with ubuntu. I would be very happy for any workaround that can fix this issue.

Thank you,

Artur

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Markus Heidt
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RE: Dell Precission 5510 Ubuntu 16.04 Screen Flickering

I am having the same issues.

On Linux Mint 18 (16.04 derivate) using nouveu driver.

I dont think, 16.04 is certified yet though.

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pandaadb
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RE: Dell Precission 5510 Ubuntu 16.04 Screen Flickering

Hi Markus,

installing Ubuntu 14 LTS resulted in a power cycle every other minute. It runs much more smoothly with 16, however still no working graphics. I have created multiple threads, and this seems unsolvable. I believe the root cause is: 

devtalk.nvidia.com/.../7

The disappointing part is that this laptop is still advertised by dell as a developer laptop, while they can't support it or offer any solutions. 

I am having the same issues.

On Linux Mint 18 (16.04 derivate) using nouveu driver.

I dont think, 16.04 is certified yet though.

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