I have just done a fressh install of Sabayon 5 on 2 machines and my background flashes or fades in and out. The panel does not just the background. I have turned off compiz and it still does it. Both machines use the Nvidia driver. so when I uninstall the nvidia driver, the flashing stops. But I would like the nvidia driver for games. I have tried a couple of nvidia drivers from repo with same result. I was hoping after I updated my system it would fix it but not today. First time seeing something like this and any search brings up nothing. Any ideas to fix this or is it Nvidia
useEvents appears to be broken in the 190.42 nvidia drivers. changing useEvents="False" in xorg.conf fixed the intermittent freezing for me. Don't know how the game performance is though since I don't use that machine for games.
This has not been solved for me . I changed xorg and restarted X Still flashing and I notice the hard drive being used each time it flashes. I check xorg logs and there is nothing there to show it is doing this.