I reported a bug a while ago where the UI of Gnome would flicker with the newest beta driver at that time.
It turned out to be a bug in clutter.
In the meantime the patch was applyied to clutter on Arch Linux fixing the extreme flickering. Around the same time I started noticing redrawing problems.
The UI doesn’t update instantly when UI elements have changed for example a folder and its contents was loaded or a filename edited.
Several applications don’t redraw properly. This is especially noticable in gedit and nautilus when editing text.
In this example notice how it doesn’t display that the first character of the folder name is deleted despite hitting backspace like a maniac. This is also obvious when typing “This is a test” and the last character only is displayed when clicking inside nautilus to finish the renaming process (probably triggering a new redraw or something).
This will also happens when editing the path in nautilus leading to tons of erros, when trying to correct the path.
This will also give the impression that nautilus takes unusually long to open a folder completely, since the content isn’t drawn as soon as it appears.
Why I’m not sure that it’s again clutters fault:
The PC in the example is using a GTX 580 with the 337.12 driver and Gnome 3.12 from [testing] on Arch Linux.
I have a laptop with a 6150 Go also using Gnome 3.12 from [testing] using the 304.121 driver and it doesn’t have this issue. When using nouveau on this laptop everything is fine aswell.
The example is using Gnome 3.12 with clutter 1.18 using nvidia 337.12. When downgrading to the latest versions in [extra] (Gnome 3.10 with clutter 1.16.4 and nvidia 334.21) the issue is still there.
This does not happen in non-gnome applications though suggesting that it might be still Gnomes fault.
Reports from other affected users: