new laptop - intermittent screen flickering, pointer freezing, other glitches

starrybuck

New member
Hi,
I have a new laptop. I uninstalled windows and installed ubuntu 20.04.3 lts
It seems to work fine for sometime but then a few glitches will arise that make it unusable. The screen will flicker, the bar with shortcuts will flick from one side of the screen to the other, pointer will freeze repeatedly and I have to click to make it mobile again. Sometimes restarting will cure this, sometimes not. Will work fine for and day or more then issues return.

Any help much appreciated.

Chassis & Display
Gemini Series: Aluminium Chassis: 14.1" Full HD IPS LED (1920 x 1080)
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Celeron® Quad Core Processor N4120 (1.10GHz, 2.60GHz Turbo)
Memory (RAM)
4GB LPDDR4 2133MHz LOW PROFILE SOLDERED
Graphics Card
INTEL® HD GRAPHICS (CPU Dependant) - 1.7GB Max DDR4 Video RAM - DirectX® 12
1st M.2 SSD Drive
64GB Hard Drive Onboard (eMMC)
Memory Card Reader
Integrated Micro-SD Memory Card Reader
AC Adaptor
1 x 24W AC Adaptor
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Battery
Gemini Series Lithium Ion Battery (5000mAh)
Sound Card
2 Channel High Definition Audio + MIC/Headphone Jack
Wireless Network Card
WIRELESS 802.11N CARD + Bluetooth 4.0
USB/Thunderbolt Options
2 x USB 3.0 PORTS AS STANDARD
Keyboard Language
GEMINI SERIES SINGLE COLOUR BACKLIT UK KEYBOARD
Operating System
NO OPERATING SYSTEM REQUIRED
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
NO RECOVERY MEDIA REQUIRED
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Firefox™
Keyboard & Mouse
INTEGRATED 2 BUTTON TOUCHPAD MOUSE
Webcam
INTEGRATED 1MP HD WEBCAM
Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 4 to 6 working days
Welcome Book
PCSpecialist Welcome Book - United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland
Price: £0.00 including VAT and Delivery
Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/gemini-IV/yF7UdydxVX/
 

SpyderTracks

We love you Ukraine
Moderator
Hi,
I have a new laptop. I uninstalled windows and installed ubuntu 20.04.3 lts
It seems to work fine for sometime but then a few glitches will arise that make it unusable. The screen will flicker, the bar with shortcuts will flick from one side of the screen to the other, pointer will freeze repeatedly and I have to click to make it mobile again. Sometimes restarting will cure this, sometimes not. Will work fine for and day or more then issues return.

Any help much appreciated.

Chassis & Display
Gemini Series: Aluminium Chassis: 14.1" Full HD IPS LED (1920 x 1080)
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Celeron® Quad Core Processor N4120 (1.10GHz, 2.60GHz Turbo)
Memory (RAM)
4GB LPDDR4 2133MHz LOW PROFILE SOLDERED
Graphics Card
INTEL® HD GRAPHICS (CPU Dependant) - 1.7GB Max DDR4 Video RAM - DirectX® 12
1st M.2 SSD Drive
64GB Hard Drive Onboard (eMMC)
Memory Card Reader
Integrated Micro-SD Memory Card Reader
AC Adaptor
1 x 24W AC Adaptor
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Battery
Gemini Series Lithium Ion Battery (5000mAh)
Sound Card
2 Channel High Definition Audio + MIC/Headphone Jack
Wireless Network Card
WIRELESS 802.11N CARD + Bluetooth 4.0
USB/Thunderbolt Options
2 x USB 3.0 PORTS AS STANDARD
Keyboard Language
GEMINI SERIES SINGLE COLOUR BACKLIT UK KEYBOARD
Operating System
NO OPERATING SYSTEM REQUIRED
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
NO RECOVERY MEDIA REQUIRED
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Firefox™
Keyboard & Mouse
INTEGRATED 2 BUTTON TOUCHPAD MOUSE
Webcam
INTEGRATED 1MP HD WEBCAM
Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 4 to 6 working days
Welcome Book
PCSpecialist Welcome Book - United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland
Price: £0.00 including VAT and Delivery
Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/gemini-IV/yF7UdydxVX/
You'll need to test under Windows as Linux isn't supported. If the same symptoms show under Windows when it's properly configured then it's likely a hardware issue, if not then likely q driver config issue in Linux.
 

Scott

Behold The Ford Mondeo
Moderator
Are there any screensavers or screen power options set? Just wondering if it's related to the screensaver kicking in or the power savings changing after a delay.

Otherwise, I wouldn't know where to start. Windoze is my playground too.
 
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