Video Corruption Problems Solved

Willy K. Hamra w.hamra1987 at
Mon Dec 22 22:59:13 UTC 2008

Lindsay Mathieson wrote:
> 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.

wait a second! they actually knew what the problem was, and instead of 
either solving it from xorg, or notifying them about it, they worked 
around it?! lol
i'm using the beta driver, the 180.xx one, i have no screen corruption, 
but lost the ability to hibernate, typing "sudo pm-hibernate" takes me 
to a black screen, where it hangs there.
all in all, i might not switch to ATI after all, if, if nVidia keeps up 
it's good work lately.

Willy K. Hamra
Manager of Hamra Information Systems
Co. Manager of Zeina Computer & Billy Net
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