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Link to current progress which has been little unfortunately. I am having a weird artifact and screen tearing issue. It is a very eratic issues as sometimes it is not there and other times is it every where. It happens a lot on right click menus.

lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 vga
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller [8086:0166] (rev 09)
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0551]
Kernel driver in use: i915
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation Device [10de:11a0] (rev ff)
07:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR8151 v2.0 Gigabit Ethernet [1969:1083] (rev c0)
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:057b]

The white boxes

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I had the same problem ever since i installed Kubuntu. I fixed it by simply updating all of my packages. If that doesn't work, I'd suggest disabling all of your desktop effects in settings and re-enabling them until the boxes reappear.

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And I also have an Intel 3rd generation graphics processor. – MEDS Mar 22 '13 at 2:32

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