Re: 180.08 & red checkerboard
I have had the same problem with every driver since 177.82 on my x86_64 CentOS system. I'm running an 8800GT board. So, I stay with the 177.82 driver as it seems to be quite reliable. I've complained about this, and posted a bug, but no feedback about a fix for it. Quite irritating! Not to mention a PITA to install/test new driver, find it still makes with the big red checkerboard, reboot and reinstall old driver again...
BTW, it also is a problem with the 190.53 driver that I tried recently.