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I am working on a DV9700 HP laptop. I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 and the proprietary drivers for the Nvidia Geforce 7150M / nForce 630m.

When maximing ANY window, this means the terminal, nautilus, libreoffice, etc.. the content in the windows disappears. I can resize it again to the default and it will show but if I maximize it the content will disappear.

What can be done in this situation.

Using Unity.

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i think it's an oddity with the driver and unity. I get weird redraw issues with both the ATI drivers and Nvidia drivers in a couple of situations. My solution was to select highlight all content in the window to get a redraw. It's not a fix, but it might get you by – RobotHumans Feb 22 '12 at 23:12
Yes it also has the same behavior as you mentioned aking. – Luis Alvarado Feb 22 '12 at 23:15
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Installing the PPA for nvidia and updating to the latest Nvidia driver has solved the problem.

In the terminal I typed: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates

Then did an update sudo apt-get update and went to the Update Manager. Updated the Nvidia driver, rebooted. Tested. Everything works as it should.

I need to add that the same PPA also has Ati drivers. This might solve similar Ati problems.

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That's interesting. I'll have to try it on the desktop too. I thought all the funny redraws and screen tearing I was getting was xinerama related since it didn't happen on my laptop. – RobotHumans Feb 22 '12 at 23:34

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