I asked/posted this problem already, but some slug closed it. So now I have to repost this same question again because I can no loger update my prior question coving this same subject matter.
everything was working right up until it did it again. while moving my mouse arrow over anything on the side panels they just begin to disappear. I have found that if I grab the edges and close them then pull them open again they do redraw. this is only with blender I can switch to a different desktop and I get no ill-effects to any other GUI apps whatsoever.
My memory is set to 10240, I have 16GB RAM. I have no real idea why this is taking place. I'm running void linux using the "linux" ATI/AMD drivers for my card.
when I create a new file does not appear to have the same effect.