Screen 'jumping' intermittently

I have a Framework DIY edition, 64 gig of RAM and I run Linux Ubuntu 21.10. I also upgraded to BIOS 3.07 hoping that this issue might get resolved somehow. The processor is a 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7 @ 2.80GHz × 8.
My original BIOS was 3.02 and this issue was also present there.
What happens is that when this shows up, the screen jumps a bunch of pixels to the right and right back again. It does this every few seconds but can be more often or less often but once it starts it keeps doing it. If I reboot, everything goes back to normal until the laptop starts to hickup again.
At this time the issue is annoying but isn’t a show stopper as long as it doesn’t get worse but I thought I would bring it up.
I do not know if it is ‘laptop issue’ or a ‘Linux issue’ or even a combination of Linux and the laptop.
I thought I would float this issue to see if anybody else has similar troubles.

You could try checking the panel connector, making sure the ribbon isn’t nicked somewhere?

Just adding to this, if you notice this behaviour in the BIOS I would bet this is hardware related.

Thanks for responding. For now I am running with a different display manager and no issues so far … but then it’s intermittent so who knows.
Oh I do know it’s not happening on my ASUS laptop and so far it hasn’t been an issue on my wife’s Framework.
I so LOVE intermittent issues :slight_smile:

Take a look at the arch wiki for Intel graphics on Linux:

Not everything will apply to ubuntu.
However, the important thing is to make sure you have the right version of mesa, and the right installed/used, and the incorrect ones uninstalled.

When I first installed I had to uninstall something that caused issues

Thanks, I will check it out!

So, I need to re-word this reply because the bloody forum software is getting in the way again and blocking this reply.

I have found that shutting the laptop lid and re-opening it normally clears the problem I’ve described. Not always, but it looks like every time you do this, you have a very good chance of clearing the problem, and so if I repeat, then the problem is solved. I can’t think I’ve ever needed to try it three times.