Originally Posted by ioni
After upgrade to cairo version 1.10.0 from 1.8.10, some of GTK+ widgets, such as pressed button and progress bar, are rendered incorrectly.
The problem affects all GTK+ theme engines and themes.
using nvidia 256.53-1 and the beta 260.19.04 having the same issue. Somebody from bugtracker said that that 195.36.24 doesn't have this issue.
Use the attached patch, which comes from the ubuntu cairo package. It disables the use of render accelerated gradients.