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Scrolling windows contents leads to temporary freeze and blank areas on the screen

Meanwhile, I've switched to stable sarge (from scratch).
Unfortunately, the problem remains. I'm puzzled. Any hints?

Thanks in advance,
Joao Carlos de Lima Roscoe
Development Engineer
Magneti Marelli do Brasil S/A
Controle do Motor - P&D - DLO
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>> I have just got sarge installed in a IBM Netfinity 3500, with kde and gnome.
>> Everything is running smoothly, except for a kde glitch:

>> When I scroll a window contents (by getting a new line in a console window
>> or by using the scroll bar in an text editor o web browse),  I frequently
>> experience a momentary desktop freeze and a blank block appears on the
>> screen. The freeze then goes away by itself, and the blank area on the scree
>> can be refreshed by moving an window over it or by triggering somo other
>> kind of widget repaint.

>> There is no such problem with gnome. I have tried metacity with KDE
>> (su - <ret> passwd <ret> /usr/bin/metacity --replace & ,<ret>), but it does
>> not change anything, the problem remains.

>> I've googled around for refresh, blank, redraw, scroll, freeze, kde and
>> stuff like that, and got no relevant hits.

>> I'm using:
>> xserver-common   4.3.0.dfsg.1-12.0.1
>> xserver-xfree86     4.3.0.dfsg.1-12.0.1

>> The display is:
>> S3 Savage 4 (rev.02), running at 1600x1200, 24bit

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