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Since migrating to Fedora 19 and GNOME 3.8.4 I've been noticing a strange ghosting of images on my screen, where pieces of popups and parts of GUIs will sometime remain around. Running xwininfo doesn't report them as actually there so I'm kind of at a loss as to:

  1. what is causing these
  2. how to get rid of them
  3. curious if anyone else has been experiencing them as well


Here are 2 screenshots that show these mysterious popup ghosts.


                            ss of ghost image #1


                             ss of ghost image #2


lspci -vv output

$ sudo lspci -vvv -s 00:02.0
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
    Subsystem: Lenovo Device 215a
    Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx+
    Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
    Latency: 0
    Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 41
    Region 0: Memory at f2000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4M]
    Region 2: Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
    Region 4: I/O ports at 1800 [size=8]
    Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
    Capabilities: [90] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
        Address: fee0f00c  Data: 41a1
    Capabilities: [d0] Power Management version 2
        Flags: PMEClk- DSI+ D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
        Status: D0 NoSoftRst- PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
    Capabilities: [a4] PCI Advanced Features
        AFCap: TP+ FLR+
        AFCtrl: FLR-
        AFStatus: TP-
    Kernel driver in use: i915
  • Video hardware: Appears to be Intel card, not sure of specific model, I have a ThinkPad T410, Type #: 2516-CTO.
  • Driver: Appears to be using the i915 Kernel module as a driver.
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What video card and driver? – mattdm Jan 6 '14 at 21:19
Also, I hate do this, but... tried Fedora 20 and Gnome 3.10? – mattdm Jan 6 '14 at 21:20
@mattdm - No, I can though, I'll put that as option B if nothing else pans out 8-) – slm Jan 6 '14 at 21:23
@mattdm - see updates, included hardware/driver info. – slm Jan 6 '14 at 21:38

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