I’m not saying they’re a virus but that’s the way all 530 drivers behave in Linux. In Arch, at least. On a fresh system install at first it was OK but then suddenly everything started flashing like in a disco club, the terminal window was both flashing and moving very fast from top right to bottom left corner. I was unable to record a video bc I couldn’t catch up with the terminal window nor open the menu (because of the flashing everything problem). I managed to capture a screenshot which represents a fraction of the second in terminal’s journey from top right to bottom left corner.
The same thing also happens if I update the driver from an Arch system where the driver is 525.89.02 (this version works perfectly fine) and added to ignorepkg, so that it never updates. But if I update it intentionally to 530.41.03-1, the travelling and flashing of windows and stuff starts happening almost immediately after the system reboot.
All drivers before 530 don’t have this problem and work just fine.
My system info in case you need it:
Uptime: 19 mins
Packages: 1509 (pacman)
Shell: bash 5.1.16
DE: Cinnamon 5.2.7
WM: Mutter (Muffin)
WM Theme: BGT-v1.9 (Cinnamox-Rhino)
Theme: BGT-v1.9 [GTK2/3]
Icons: Humanity-Dark [GTK2/3]
CPU: Intel i7-4770 (8) @ 3.400GHz
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
Memory: 2.90GiB / 31.27GiB (9%)
GPU Driver: NVIDIA 525.89.02
CPU Usage: 5%
Disk (/): 24G / 110G (23%)
Font: Open Sans Semi-Bold 11 [GTK2/3]