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Re: [vox-tech] Serious Xorg problem



On 05/04/2012 03:13 PM, Richard Harke wrote:
> I'm at Panera bread using their wi-fi. After I logged in with panera,
> I opened another tab. Then a
> box-image (badly corrupted) from panera appeared over the second tab.
> Even worse this box now appears over all windows based applications,
> emacs and okular, in particular. It is still there
> even after I kill the application and re-start it. It also appears
> over the other browser I wasn't using at the time. This makes me
> believe it is something in Xorg. But as far as I can tell, no libs
> or bins were modified. This on debian squeeze for amd-64. (on an asus
> laptop) This is making the machine nearly unusable.

Sounds like a normal video corruption.  I'd logout and login.

Which graphics driver are you using?

Chipset?

For ATI and Nvidia the binary drive from ATI/Nvidia is generally the
more reliable.  Intel's opensource drivers have been pretty good lately.

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