Hey all. This is a really tough problem to describe, since I've tried to take screenshots of the problem but they show up normal.. If nobody understand what I'm talking about, then I'll try to post some pictures with my regular camera when it happens again
So lately I've noticed that if I play a youtube video, the video shows up behind any pure black pixels on my screen. As I type this, I can see the black pixels that make up the text, lines of the message window, etc, show the video playing. It's like the black pixels are just a window that you can see through to see the video playing
I opened VIM to work on a CS assignment, and since the background of my VIM theme is just flat black, the entire youtube video shows up clearly, with the text in VIM overlayed on top of it. It happens with a terminal open as well, since my terminal background is flat black.
The only way I've found to fix the problem is to do a full restart of Ubuntu, or to log out and lock back in. I've reinstalled flash, and it's made no difference. This happens with any program that has any sort of flat black pixels, and it makes no difference whether the video is or was playing in firefox, chrome, etc. After the video is finished, the effect remains with a glitchy still-image of the video and the screen that shows up once a video is over. Even if I close the video, the image stays there until I restart or log in/out.
I should add that it doesn't matter what program or window is open or what's behind the windows, it will still show up. I've tested it with a flat black desktop background, and it looks like the video is playing entirely on my desktop.
Has anyone had this happen to them before? I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 if it matters, and have an Nvidia card.
Thanks everyone Like I said before, if it's not clear what's going on, I'll try to take some pictures of it happening and upload them, since the last time I tried to take a screenshot, the effect wasn't actually visible in the screenshot for some reason (Imagine trying to take a screenshot to show where a monitor's dead pixel is )