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the nvidia beta drivers available for 64 bit linux (not sure about 32 bit), does not like hardware acceleration to be enabled in firefox 4.0 or chrome/ium 10.

noticed this problem mainly when view pages with large pictures on them (like wallpaper sites, or some threads located here on OCN.)

my system would "freeze", and the screen would start flickering, with sections of it being solid gray/purple/blue blocks of color. it would do it up to 3 minutes (typically was about 20 seconds), then would load the picture and for the most part resume normal operations. there are times even after the picture(s) were loaded, i would scroll, and it would cause the same effect. it was quite a easy fix, either disable hardware acceleration or roll back to the release drivers, i chose to roll back to the release drivers, as there wasn't anything seriously special about the 270.26 drivers.

just throwing this out there for anyone else who has had this problem, i can reproduce it on ubuntu 10.10 (using kde 4.6.2) and slackware 13.37 using kde 4.6 compiled from source, and fedora 14 using gnome.
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I had that once, but not since I upgraded to 270.41.03.
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270.26 were the latest beta drivers i was able to find on nvidia's site, where did you find 270.41.03?
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