Ubuntu – Vanishing window content (blank/white/black) using Unity with Nvidia graphics card


After about an hour ubuntu starts to behave strangely:


A lot of resizing (vertically, but sometimes horizontally) redraws contents, but this is very annoying.

Is there a way to fix it?

Graphic card: 00:05.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation C51 [GeForce Go 6100] (rev a2)

I'm using nvidia-current drivers (270.41.06-0ubuntu1).

Best Answer

@Sayane actually answered this question but in a comment not an answer so I'm just repeating what he said, @Sayane takes all credit for this answer:

That is a known bug: bugs.launchpad.net/unity/+bug/753144 Workaround: install 173 version of nvidia driver.