Display problem

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  1. elementaryUser123

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    Hello, this problem where my screen goes discolored and saturated seems to be happening to me all the time and I have no idea what is causing it. It is fixed by me logging out and logging back in again however this is tedious and I do not want to have to be doing this all the time. I have tried screenshotting when it happens however when I look at the screenshot image when the display is normal the screenshot image looks normal. I have had to take a picture of the screen with my phone to show you what I mean. Does anyone have any idea what is causing this issue? I am using a HP Elitebook 820 G1. Any advice at all is greatly appreciated, thank you.

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  2. Artificial Intelligence

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    It may be the videocard is going south. It happens. Try boot up with a different distro or windows to see if it also happening there. If so it's caused by faulty videocard.
     
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    It is not an issue with the video card as I did not have this problem when using windows. Thanks for your advice though, do you have any other suggestions?
     
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    Please give the output of these commands:
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    sudo lspci|grep VGA
    glxinfo|grep vendor
     
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    output of first command:

    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0b)

    output of second command:

    server glx vendor string: SGI
    client glx vendor string: Mesa Project and SGI
    OpenGL vendor string: Intel Open Source Technology Center

    Hope this helps, thanks
     
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    Let us update the mesa driver:
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    sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/updates
    sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade
     
    The latest intel driver is no longer supported in ubuntu 16.04 which elementary os is build upon. So you might want to try elementary os juno beta if the problem consist.
     

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