Logging out looks like applications are crashing (unprofessional)

Bug #1004908 reported by Sven Romeike on 2012-05-26
This bug affects 11 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
compiz (Ubuntu)
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When I have multiple Apps opened in Unity and want to shut down my system without closing them first the system looks as if unity crashes. This happens everytime I have multiple Windows open and want to shut down my system. It makes Unity look kind of unprofessional.

Instead of showing the tearing down of X.org Clients Unity should show some kind of splash screen with a feedback for the user that the system is currently shutting down.

It's definately not a functional issue the Shutdown works great. It's purely graphical

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: unity 5.12-0ubuntu1.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-24.39-generic 3.2.16
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-24-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
.proc.driver.nvidia.gpus.0: Error: [Errno 21] Ist ein Verzeichnis: '/proc/driver/nvidia/gpus/0'
.proc.driver.nvidia.registry: Binary: ""
 NVRM version: NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module 295.40 Thu Apr 5 21:37:00 PDT 2012
 GCC version: gcc-Version 4.6.3 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.6.3-1ubuntu5)

ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu8
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,composite,opengl,compiztoolbox,decor,vpswitch,snap,mousepoll,resize,place,move,wall,grid,regex,imgpng,session,gnomecompat,animation,fade,unitymtgrabhandles,workarounds,scale,expo,ezoom,unityshell]
CompositorRunning: compiz
Date: Sat May 26 16:56:02 2012
DistUpgraded: Fresh install
DistroCodename: precise
DistroVariant: ubuntu
 nvidia-current, 295.40, 3.2.0-24-generic, x86_64: installed
 nvidia-current, 295.40, 3.2.0-25-generic, x86_64: installed
 virtualbox, 4.1.12, 3.2.0-24-generic, x86_64: installed
 virtualbox, 4.1.12, 3.2.0-25-generic, x86_64: installed
GraphicsCard: NVIDIA Corporation G92 [GeForce 9800 GTX] [10de:0612] (rev a2) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120423)
 xorg:nvidia_current - Beschleunigter Grafiktreiber von NVIDIA (Proprietär, Aktiviert, In Benutzung)
 xorg:nvidia_current_updates - NVIDIAs beschleunigte Grafiktreiber (Nachträgliche Aktualisierungen) (Proprietär, Deaktiviert, Nicht benutzt)
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-24-generic root=UUID=ed753fdb-318a-4a05-89f4-40be234bff9d ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
 Section "Device"
  Identifier "Default Device"
  Option "NoLogo" "True"
dmi.bios.date: 11/06/2008
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.bios.version: V1.4
dmi.board.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.board.name: MS-7395
dmi.board.version: 1.0
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.version: 1.0
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvrV1.4:bd11/06/2008:svnMICRO-STARINTERNATIONALCO.,LTD:pnMS-7395:pvr1.0:rvnMICRO-STARINTERNATIONALCO.,LTD:rnMS-7395:rvr1.0:cvnMICRO-STARINTERNATIONALCO.,LTD:ct3:cvr1.0:
dmi.product.name: MS-7395
dmi.product.version: 1.0
version.compiz: compiz 1:
version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs N/A
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.32-1ubuntu1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 8.0.2-0ubuntu3.1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 8.0.2-0ubuntu3.1
version.nvidia-graphics-drivers: nvidia-graphics-drivers N/A
version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.11.4-0ubuntu10.2
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.7.0-0ubuntu1.1
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.14.99~git20111219.aacbd629-0ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.17.0-1ubuntu4
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20111201+b5534a1-1build2

Sven Romeike (lun4tic) wrote :
Sven Romeike (lun4tic) wrote :

It kind of looks like "unity --reset" the Window Manager is suddenly gone and you cannot use anything. It just feels awkward to me as user when the system looks "crashed"

Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-05-28
affects: hundredpapercuts → compiz
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

I believe it will actually take some other desktop component to cope with compiz to make the shutdown smooth not sure what though.

affects: unity (Ubuntu) → compiz (Ubuntu)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in compiz:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in compiz:
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Confirmed. This annoys me too.

Part of the problem I think is that gtk-window-decorator (and compiz?) is killed before all the applications. So suddenly all your windows lose their borders and titles, and Unity vanishes too, but the apps still linger a bit longer.

Visually it's jarring and does look like something has crashed. Ironically, I believe until recently it actually was the unityshell (in the compiz process) crashing. But compiz and unity should not be told to shut down until the windows are closed or hidden at least.

I suggest either:
1. A full screen shutdown splash; or
2. Hiding all windows during shutdown (the same as Ctrl+Super+D).

I prefer #2. That way if logout/shutdown fails or hangs for some reason, you can get your desktop back rather than being stuck with a hung splash screen.

summary: - Shutting Down shows Crashing Windows
+ Logging out looks like applications are crashing (unprofessional)
Seth Johnson (sethj) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug. We have tried to recreate this on the latest release of Ubuntu and cannot reproduce it. This bug is being marked as Invalid. If you believe the problem to still exist in the latest version of Ubuntu please comment on why that is the case and change the bug status to NEW.

Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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