Ever since the last system update (which included xorg-1.10.1 and nvidia-drivers-270.41.03), I have had an annoying problem regarding desktop drawing. Any time that I open LXterminal, a black box the same size as the default terminal window appears in the upper-left corner of my primary display. Interestingly, it only seems to happen when I open up a terminal emulator. Even more interestingly, it happens with any terminal emulator that I use. I briefly installed terminal (the default in Xfce), and gnome-terminal, and they both exhibited the same problem. I’m going to try a few more tests before filing a bug in either the Gentoo Bugzilla, or an appropriate upstream bug system. If anyone has done more extensive troubleshooting, please let me know.
May 06 2011