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After upgrading to ubuntu 16.10, I face a problem with graphics drivers. When I connect extended display to the system it start flickering. It’s due to the graphics drivers not proper for ubuntu 16.10. Here are the steps to Fix/Install the graphics drivers in ubuntu-16.10.

Remove install drivers

  • Run sudo apt-get purge nvidia-* It will remove all installed nvidia packages from your system.

Install drivers

You have add ppa first to install graphics drivers. Follow these steps:

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install nvidia-370 nvidia-370-dev
  • Restart your system and test by adding the extended screen, If the problem is still not resolved then use the alternative way to fix it.

Alternative way to install graphics drivers

  • Click here to download intel graphics drivers for ubuntu.
  • Run sudo apt-get install libpackagekit-*
  • Open the installer downloaded from the above link into ubuntu software centre and install or just run sudo apt-get install 'PLACE_FOR_INSTALLER/intel-graphics-update-tool_2.0.2_amd64.deb'
  • Reboot your system.

Hope it will fix your problem. IF still not reolved then refer link or link for more explanation about graphics drivers.