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Old 12-03-08, 08:51 PM   #1
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Default Flickering and locked up screen w/ 8600M GT & 180.11

I was in Firefox (3.04) when I noticed that switching to a certain tab made the screen flicker. There was also what looked like some cached graphics or w/e you call it in part of the page. Then the flickering started happening in other tabbed pages. Then... it locked up. I couldn't switch to the CLI or anything. I had to shut it down hard (hold power button). Any clue on what happened? I don't know if or anything would be any help since the problem is not happening right now. I'm wondering if using VDPAU had anything to do with this like maybe graphics RAM.

Computer Model: Dell Vostro 1500
Graphics Card: nVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT 512 MB
Graphics Card Driver: 180.11 Beta (X86)
Time Using Driver: A little less than a day
Linux Kernel Version: 2.6.27
GNU/Linux Distro: Arch Linux

EDIT: I was using Metacity. Also... when it locked up the screen looked normal (besides a small area of graphic corruption) but nothing could be moved, done or anything
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