Graphic issues (workaround)
About one month ago some strange issues became visible on my pc.
Especially when the pc was idleing (all energy-saving options are disabled) the graphics driver
become unstable. The most obvious misbehavior was:
Videos playing on f.e. youtube stop (audio keeps playing) when there is no mouse activity
-> Video repeats to play while your moving the cursor and immediately stops if you stop moving the mouse too.
Spotify Webplayer stops playing the music when there is no mouse activity (rest like with youtube videos)
Submenu's like in the systray or taskbar are 50% transparent when you activate them by right-clicking and wont disappear.
Graphs like those visible in the taskmanager wont refresh anymore until you switch the tabs
After a few of the above mentioned actions the computer gets slower at first and a few seconds after starts hanging until you have to do a hard-reset.
I looked through many applications on my pc, tried to figure out what triggers that strange behavoir. I even did a clean reinstall of the graphicsdriver and a few other things.
One day i saw only accidentially that the displays flickert about 2 seconds and flux gained control while switching to the configured night-color-mode. I was able to get the same behavior as bevor when trying to open a context menu in systray or similar actions.
So i went closing flux via context menu in systray. But i noticed that flux didnt terminated itself so i went on killing it via task manager. The behavior was still present. I decided to kill the graphics driver host process too. That resulted in 2 displays getting a black screen and coming back 2 seconds after. Then everything was fine. No further issues until i restarted the pc or reopend flux.
I was not able to determine the actual issue that is causing this problem but it has to be something about how flux and the grapics-driver are present at the same time.
- Win 10 1909 ( Pro )
- flux 4.111
- AMD Ryzen 5 1600x
- 32 GB RAM DDR4
- RX 580 8GB ( Radeon Software v20.4.1 )
- 2 Monitor Setup both HDMI with 1920x1080 @60Hz
I hope my post might help someone to get an workaround.