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After upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10 I am getting sporadic garbled text in the terminal, but it is also appearing in titles and occasionally the URL bar of chrome. Amazingly I was able to catch a screenshot with it enter image description here

Scrolling up and down will usually fix this. What could the problem be and how could I fix it.

Details of rig:

  • Custom Built core i7 970
  • Ubuntu 12.10
  • Nvidia GTX 480
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closed as off-topic by Sneetsher, karel, Eric Carvalho, Fabby, Pilot6 Jun 24 at 14:17

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Have you tried updating the graphic card drivers? –  VRU Jan 11 '13 at 9:34
The problem disappeared, I'm unclear on what update did it but it was one of the automatic updates. –  Andrew Redd Jan 13 '13 at 22:33