I also encountered some display errors in Maya 8.5.
My errors were the following:
- when starting Maya 8.5 the screen elements didnt show up
- when scrolling in the Attribute editor menu, all the fonts got messed up because of display draw error
- also the swatches in the Attrib editor -> display draw error
I was really dissapointed and almost gave up.... wanted to return to Maya on Windows when I found this site
They write that you have to do these steps to get Maya running:
I solved this with an option in xorg.conf
I put my relevant config here (I don't remember exactly what option was)
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
Option "DisableGLXRootClipping" "True"
Option "DamageEvents" "True"
Option "RenderAccel" "on"
Option "NvAGP" "1"
do not forget to write also
Option "Composite" "Disable"
Hope this Info helps some of you guys