Re: 180.08 & red checkerboard
I am also experiencing this problem starting with the 177 driver when black checks would be displayed.
I installed the first release of the 180.xx series driver and the checks were gone. Now with the 180.18 driver I get red checks as described in previous posts. In addition to the occasional red checks I will also get a full red screen flash during xv video playback. I use both compiz-fusion and smplayer/mplayer.
I have a EVGA 8600 GTS.