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My NVIDIA graphic card is a 7050/610i. My problem is that after upgrading to the last NVIDIA drivers when I use fullscreen apps (or almost fullscreen) the windows goes white.

My xorg.conf file:

# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 270.29  (  Wed Feb 23 16:38:34 PST 2011

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "Unknown"
    HorizSync       28.0 - 33.0
    VertRefresh     43.0 - 72.0
    Option         "DPMS"

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    Option         "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
    DefaultDepth    24
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth       24

Section "Module"
    Load    "glx"

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "kbd"
    # generated from default

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Layout0"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    Driver  "nvidia"
    Option  "NoLogo"    "True"

Any idea on how to solve this?

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up vote 1 down vote accepted


  • Click on the Ubuntu-Symbol in the top left corner
  • Type hardware and select hardware-drivers
  • Activate driver number 173



There is a launchpad entry describing this bug and any progress towards solving it:

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