Kubuntu 10.10 Desktop Problem

When I installed Kubuntu 10.10 I encountered one glaring issue.

I am using the Nvidia 3rd party driver for my GTX 260 core 216 Evga video card.
The problem, an odd opaque box that extends through the left of the desktop.

In order to solve this issue I combed through the usual suspects at various web sites.
What I found was a great deal information that did not relate to the issue at all.
And a few tidbits in places that pointed to Desktop effects.

Ultimately, someone had suggested disabling desktop effects entirely.
When I disabled Desktop effects entirely, the problem went away.
Then I re-enabled the desktop effects and went through the options.
When I disabled V-Synch and changed the filtering to Tri-Linear as opposed to the default of bi-linear, the issue was resolved.

Start —> System Settings —> Desktop Effects —> Disable all Desktop effects

Gnome 3.0

To those of you who have been looking for a better Gnome, the wait may finally be over. Gnome 3.0 released on April 7th, 2011 and should be coming to your favorite Linux distribution soon. If you do not wish to wait, you can download the Gnome 3 distributions of Fedora and OpenSuse at the Gnome website.