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My Compaq 8710p laptop with a 256MB NVIDIA Quadro 320m was working fine. I switched to the proprietary driver and tried World of Warcraft under WINE until I got unbearable amounts of static. I restarted the computer and the static persisted. I have now moved back to the open source driver and there is now light static that is very annoying.

Picture of the static: http://imgur.com/CLqmI

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Is this your laptop screen or some external monitor? –  André Stannek Nov 18 '12 at 23:18
@stonedsquirrel This is on my laptop screen. –  user98348 Nov 18 '12 at 23:19
Strange, now I want to know how this turns out too ;-) –  André Stannek Nov 18 '12 at 23:20
Got it to work. :) –  user98348 Nov 19 '12 at 1:10

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If you get this problem, make sure you're on the open source NVIDIA driver through "Software Sources" and restart your computer. Do not log in, instead, let it sit for a bit and the noise should clear up.

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