Unity in 800x600 - Dash is larger than screen, icons are missing

Reported by komputes on 2011-09-03
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Undecided
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Unity
Low
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unity (Ubuntu)
Low
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Bug Description

Running in 800x600. Dash is larger than screen, icons are missing. See attached screenshot.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: unity 4.12.0-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-9.15-generic 3.0.3
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-9-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
Architecture: i386
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,decor,mousepoll,vpswitch,regex,animation,snap,expo,move,compiztoolbox,place,grid,imgpng,gnomecompat,wall,ezoom,workarounds,resize,fade,unitymtgrabhandles,scale,session,unityshell]
CompositorRunning: compiz
Date: Sat Sep 3 14:21:25 2011
DistUpgraded: Log time: 2011-08-27 12:50:23.535811
DistroCodename: oneiric
DistroVariant: ubuntu
DkmsStatus:
 bcmwl, 5.100.82.38+bdcom, 3.0.0-8-generic, i686: installed
 bcmwl, 5.100.82.38+bdcom, 3.0.0-9-generic, i686: installed
GraphicsCard:
 Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:27ae] (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:02b0]
   Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:02b0]
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Alpha i386 (20110817)
MachineType: Dell Inc. Inspiron 910
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-9-generic root=UUID=26fea171-547a-442d-9d22-2990f283c12c ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-08-27 (7 days ago)
dmi.bios.date: 09/15/2008
dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.bios.version: A01
dmi.board.name: CN086A
dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.board.version: A01
dmi.chassis.type: 8
dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.chassis.version: A01
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvrA01:bd09/15/2008:svnDellInc.:pnInspiron910:pvrA01:rvnDellInc.:rnCN086A:rvrA01:cvnDellInc.:ct8:cvrA01:
dmi.product.name: Inspiron 910
dmi.product.version: A01
dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.
version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.5.92+bzr2791-0ubuntu1
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.26-1ubuntu1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 7.11-0ubuntu3
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 7.11-0ubuntu3
version.xserver-xorg: xserver-xorg 1:7.6+7ubuntu6
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.6.0-1ubuntu13
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.14.99~git20110811.g93fc084-0ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.15.901-1ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20110411+8378443-1

komputes (komputes) wrote :

unity supports the minimal screen resolution of 1024*600 this bug is
hence invalid or wontfix as thats not a target.

komputes (komputes) on 2011-09-03
tags: added: ugjqc-11.09

Thanks for the bug report. It seems these screen resolution are not really what Unity targets and I see no chance for that changing. I believe I even read John Lea saying 1024*576 is whats our minimal supported resolutions

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Won't Fix
komputes (komputes) wrote :

I have changed the status so that this can be reviewed by John.

The reason for this action is that that this also affect users presenting on SVGA projectors (800×600 pixels), not to mention a those with non-working video driver.

Please note that as a workaround, gnome-shell does support 800x600.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Won't Fix → New
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2011-10-11
Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
komputes (komputes) on 2011-10-18
summary: - Dash is larger than screen, icons are missing
+ Unity in 800x600 - Dash is larger than screen, icons are missing
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
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