I've been having the weirdest problem with some aspect of my operating system:
This is a screenshot of Google Chrome 11.0.696.57 running in Linux 18.104.22.168 with Xorg server 1.9.5 with the FGLRX display drivers 8.841 on a Radeon HD 4870.
The display drivers, kernel and X server were not upgraded before this started happening. I have also not modified my
As you can see, the red pixels show up just about anywhere a bitmap is changed. It has been happening in every program and not just the browser. Sometimes they flicker, always appearing at random.
As far as I can tell, the Linux TTY (outside of X) is not affected.
The fact that this is capturable in a screenshot rather than just appearing as pixels on the screen is what puzzles me. If you have any information as to what might be causing this, and hopefully how to solve it, (or even a theory) please post below.
- Slackware 13.37
- Running Fluxbox 1.3.1
Switching TTYs (via ctrl-alt-F[1-9]) and back seems to dissipate the effect, at least temporarily.