video artifacts in kde

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at
Thu Oct 7 04:17:52 BST 2004

Trevor Smith wrote:
> I'm using kde 3.3.0-2.2.2.kde and there are irritating video artifacts when I 
> drag icons on the desktop (the icon leaves a trail) or even when I 
> single-click on the desktop (clicking causes a point to appear on the 
> desktop). Both these things disappear when a refresh is done or when a window 
> is placed over the affected area and then moved, but man it's irritating (and 
> ugly). I think this behaviour has been going on for a while, not just with 
> this latest version of kde.
> Any help? Workarounds?

IIRC, this is an issue with the X driver for your video board.

What version of X and what driver are you using?

If that is the problem, the cure would be to upgrade the driver.

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