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I see a white flash across my screen when I exit Firefox or some other program. I don't know if this has something to do with the graphics driver.

When I installed the OS, the graphics card was out of order with a broken fan.

It's not a great problem, just a little annoying.

There is also no option to install proprietary graphics drivers from AMD under the "additional drivers tab" in Software and updates window.

When I look at details in Firefox I can see it's using Mesa 18.2.8. I presume that's the open source driver?
 


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Always good to mention the Distro and version you are using in the Thread and in the Title, mate :)

It can affect the syntax of commands we ask you to provide output for.

Wiz

I presume that's the open source driver?

Yes. Mesa release notes are here - https://www.mesa3d.org/

It would be wise to take a Timeshift snapshot before monkeying with graphics drivers, it is ever so important to safeguard your X environment (even if a little wonky) rather than face the alternative.
 
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Thanks for the feedback and pardon for not mentioning my set up. It's Lubuntu 18.04 with the Mesa 18.2.8 from December last year.

The z like white flash only happens for a split second anyway and I don't know how to install the Mesa driver alone. What's important is that everything works.

I did discover some command to use in the terminal to see my graphics card and it did identify it correctly. That's all that matters. (Already forgot the command.)

It's all a bit complicated for me. In the olden days people just used to stare into the bush telly for amusement. Nice simple times!
 

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My goodness ... are you an Aussie .... why didn't you say ? :)

For The Viewers, a bush telly (television) is when you are staring into a campfire. Unless on rare occasions it means a lady who has enough clothes lint in her belly button to look as though she is growing a tree there.

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My goodness ... are you an Aussie .... why didn't you say ? :)

I am not a Australian, I just bought the book "No Blunder Down Under" while visiting my cane toad brother.

I hope I didn't sound too much like a jumbuck, saying that.

No worries, MATE! (Oz and Linux slang put together?)
 
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