Re: 180.08 & red checkerboard
I just wanted to say that I no longer have the problem (with 180.22). I removed compiz, reboot and the red flashes were gone. Since then I had some problem with KDE 4.2 Factory that completely messed up my display and I had to re-install 11.1 but this time I reverted to good old kde 3. With compiz installed the problem was still there but once again removing compiz and rebooting took care of it.
edit>i just wanted to add that although compiz was installed both times, I wasn't using it. It was not enabled. I guess there must be some conflict between and the nvida driver and the compiz libraries.