I have noticed that the Debian Desktop icons burn through i.e. show up on the screen when they should not in some dynamic cases

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I will add here a screenshot if I manage to capture one while the effect is occurring.

Problem: artefacts occurring in graphical interface when interaction with the mouse
Differential condition: hardware problem, motherboard etc.

OS: Debian 9.1
Window manager: Gnome 3.22 on X11

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I keep getting those artifacts long time. Their amount decreased to none after changing Gnome start with Wayland instead of X11. So I think conflicts of X11 with the processes caused those artifacts, indicating a software problem, not a hardware problem.

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