Video Corruption Problems Solved

Lindsay Mathieson lindsay.mathieson at
Mon Dec 22 21:54:35 UTC 2008

From the above link:
Good news to all Kubuntu and Fedora users. The cause for the video garbage 
appearing whenever a new window is opened has been discovered. A custom patch 
to xorg is causing the trouble. Now we can only hope that the distributions 
will provide updates for xorg without this patch. If you don’t want to wait 
that long and you are a Kubuntu user just add the following ppa to your 
sources.list and upgrade your system:

deb intrepid main

The interesting thing is that NVIDIA knew about this patch for at least one 
month and started to work around it in their drivers. That’s great as it shows 
that they care about KDE and want to improve the KDE experience. The bad is 
that they did not communicate that a custom patch to xorg is responsible for 
the problem. Neither in KDE’s nor in Ubuntu’s bug report there is a comment 
from NVIDIA. And that’s sad. With a little bit more communication the problem 
would have been solved much earlier.

Lindsay Mathieson
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