Comment 16 for bug 1574278

sudodus (nio-wiklund) wrote :

From the following post at the Ubuntu Forums, I conclude that it is a problem of the Lubuntu desktop environment.

Quote Originally Posted by jrrpnani
"I have start session with Lxde desktop environment and the flicker issue does not happen. With Lubuntu desktop give me the graphic problem."

Interesting observation. I tried with a current (up to date) Lubuntu 16.04 LTS installed system.

Abiword flickers in a Lubuntu session.

But at the login screen I can also select Openbox (only the window manager, no fancy desktop environment).

Abiword does not flicker in an Openbox session.

The difference is very obvious and repeatable. I need not reboot, only log out, switch session (near the top right corner) and log into the other session.