I am experiencing some flickering problems with Google Chrome (and Chromium, but not on Firefox) on certain websites. The thing is that the flickering manifests only on Cinnamon desktop environment, and not on Xfce.

Turning off hardware acceleration does not help: it turns the flickering into tearing.

Notes: Cinnamon was installed after Xfce, the Chrome-flickering issue is the only problem I am facing with Cinnamon. Also, I am using Bumblebee to run programs on nVidia graphics card on-demand, but since everything works well on Xfce, I am guessing that it's a (Cinnamon/Chrome)-related problem.

Here is the inxi -Fxz output on Xfce. I have observed that Cinnamon uses GTK3, whereas Xfce uses GTK2.

Any suggestions on how I can approach this issue, to at least find the culprit?

  • What are you really expecting? Don't use GTK3 based DE if it does not work for you, it's that simple. I presonally don't understand how can anyone stand GTK3, but that's unimportant. – ajeh Aug 11 '18 at 17:42
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    @ajeh - do you mind elaborating that, please? – Alex Aug 12 '18 at 15:12

It appears that this solves it: sudo apt-get purge xserver-xorg-video-intel

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