View Full Version : [kubuntu] Annoying video corruption

January 28th, 2009, 08:53 PM
Hey all,

For some reason, KDE shows a lot of garbage on the screen as I hover over icons or open a new window. I've attached a screen capture demonstrating some of the corruption. This happens with desktop effects on or off.

Using Kubuntu 8.10 with the proprietary NVidia driver.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance,


January 29th, 2009, 11:18 AM
I had the same issue with KDE4.2 and Ubuntu 8.10.
Also have a Nvidia card (Quadro NVS 140M) on my T61 with proprietary drivers (177.82).

When opening menus and windows I get for less then a second a similarly scrambled image.

January 29th, 2009, 02:45 PM
Tested in XFCE. I don't get as much corruption, but I do see garbled windows when they first open.

XFCE is quite usable, but the KDE menu is sometimes so funky that it's mostly unusable. :(

January 30th, 2009, 04:59 PM
Looks like I should have googled more aggressively. It's a known bug.