cairo dock does not un-hide

Bug #1233247 reported by ura soul on 2013-09-30
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Bug Description

cairo dock v3.2.1 - with or without openGL

i am seeing that the dock hides when windows are placed on top of it and does not re-appear when it should according to the settings.
the other windows (e.g. thunderbird/firefox) are not set to 'stay on top' or any non-default setting.

i changed the hide setting in cairo to 'always on top' and the dock still did not appear on top of other windows..

changing theme does not resolve the issue.

i am using linux mint debian edition mate 64 bit - with update pack 7.
 with nvidia driver 304.88

ura soul (ura-k) wrote :

Hi,
do you have some special configuration, like a double screen ?
or maybe the fake transparency is activated (you can check it in the
advanced configuration -> "System" tab)

can you try with another Window Manager, like Metacity (you may need to
install it, and then type "metacity --replace&"

2013/9/30 ura soul <email address hidden>

> Public bug reported:
>
> cairo dock v3.2.1 - with or without openGL
>
> i am seeing that the dock hides when windows are placed on top of it and
> does not re-appear when it should according to the settings.
> the other windows (e.g. thunderbird/firefox) are not set to 'stay on top'
> or any non-default setting.
>
> i changed the hide setting in cairo to 'always on top' and the dock
> still did not appear on top of other windows..
>
> changing theme does not resolve the issue.
>
>
> i am using linux mint debian edition mate 64 bit - with update pack 7.
> with nvidia driver 304.88
>
> ** Affects: cairo-dock-core
> Importance: Undecided
> Status: New
>
> ** Attachment added: "debug.txt"
>
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1233247/+attachment/3851380/+files/debug.txt
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are a member of Cairo-
> Dock Devs, which is subscribed to Cairo-Dock Core.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1233247
>
> Title:
> cairo dock does not un-hide
>
> Status in Cairo-Dock : Core:
> New
>
> Bug description:
> cairo dock v3.2.1 - with or without openGL
>
> i am seeing that the dock hides when windows are placed on top of it and
> does not re-appear when it should according to the settings.
> the other windows (e.g. thunderbird/firefox) are not set to 'stay on
> top' or any non-default setting.
>
> i changed the hide setting in cairo to 'always on top' and the dock
> still did not appear on top of other windows..
>
> changing theme does not resolve the issue.
>
>
> i am using linux mint debian edition mate 64 bit - with update pack 7.
> with nvidia driver 304.88
>
> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/cairo-dock-core/+bug/1233247/+subscriptions
>
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ura soul (ura-k) wrote :
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i am using two screens, yes.
i just installed and activated metacity .. after reboot (due to crash
after activating metacity) the desktop has mostly reset and some
functions do not work as they should.

the cairo-dock hiding issue remains and the dock does not unhide.

i then reactivated marco using marco --replace
and saw:

Window manager warning: Missing composite extension required for
compositingglibtop: Non-standard uts for running kernel:
release 3.10-2-amd64=3.10.0 gives version code 199168

i have now uninstalled metacity and marco is loaded again ok.

'use compositing' is enabled in the os settings.

if i disable 'fake compositing' in cairo-dock settings then the black
bar appears with the cairo-dock.

i am fairly sure that cairo-dock did load ok initially, was hiding ok
and was composited correctly without 'fake compositing' after initial
install... possibly the nvidia driver was changed during the update pack
7 installation of lmde.

On 01/10/13 09:56, Fabounet wrote:
> Hi,
> do you have some special configuration, like a double screen ?
> or maybe the fake transparency is activated (you can check it in the
> advanced configuration -> "System" tab)
>
> can you try with another Window Manager, like Metacity (you may need to
> install it, and then type "metacity --replace&"
>
>
> 2013/9/30 ura soul<email address hidden>
>
>> Public bug reported:
>>
>> cairo dock v3.2.1 - with or without openGL
>>
>> i am seeing that the dock hides when windows are placed on top of it and
>> does not re-appear when it should according to the settings.
>> the other windows (e.g. thunderbird/firefox) are not set to 'stay on top'
>> or any non-default setting.
>>
>> i changed the hide setting in cairo to 'always on top' and the dock
>> still did not appear on top of other windows..
>>
>> changing theme does not resolve the issue.
>>
>>
>> i am using linux mint debian edition mate 64 bit - with update pack 7.
>> with nvidia driver 304.88
>>
>> ** Affects: cairo-dock-core
>> Importance: Undecided
>> Status: New
>>
>> ** Attachment added: "debug.txt"
>>
>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1233247/+attachment/3851380/+files/debug.txt
>>
>> --
>> You received this bug notification because you are a member of Cairo-
>> Dock Devs, which is subscribed to Cairo-Dock Core.
>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1233247
>>
>> Title:
>> cairo dock does not un-hide
>>
>> Status in Cairo-Dock : Core:
>> New
>>
>> Bug description:
>> cairo dock v3.2.1 - with or without openGL
>>
>> i am seeing that the dock hides when windows are placed on top of it and
>> does not re-appear when it should according to the settings.
>> the other windows (e.g. thunderbird/firefox) are not set to 'stay on
>> top' or any non-default setting.
>>
>> i changed the hide setting in cairo to 'always on top' and the dock
>> still did not appear on top of other windows..
>>
>> changing theme does not resolve the issue.
>>
>>
>> i am using linux mint debian edition mate 64 bit - with update pack 7.
>> with nvidia driver 304.88
>>
>> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/cairo-dock-core/+bug/1233247/+subscr...

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Matthieu Baerts (matttbe) wrote :

@fabounet: any idea about this bug?

"if i disable 'fake compositing' in cairo-dock settings then the black bar
appears with the cairo-dock."
This is already not normal, if you enabled compositing in the system
settings.
This seems not related to the graphic drivers, since it's the same
with/witout opengl.

"i am fairly sure that cairo-dock did load ok initially, was hiding ok
and was composited correctly without 'fake compositing' after initial
install... possibly the nvidia driver was changed during the update pack
7 installation of lmde."
I think that indeed, testing on a clean install could be a good idea.
also, if you only use 1 screen, is it better ?

2013/10/27 Matthieu Baerts <email address hidden>

> @fabounet: any idea about this bug?
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are a member of Cairo-
> Dock Devs, which is subscribed to Cairo-Dock Core.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1233247
>
> Title:
> cairo dock does not un-hide
>
> Status in Cairo-Dock : Core:
> New
>
> Bug description:
> cairo dock v3.2.1 - with or without openGL
>
> i am seeing that the dock hides when windows are placed on top of it and
> does not re-appear when it should according to the settings.
> the other windows (e.g. thunderbird/firefox) are not set to 'stay on
> top' or any non-default setting.
>
> i changed the hide setting in cairo to 'always on top' and the dock
> still did not appear on top of other windows..
>
> changing theme does not resolve the issue.
>
>
> i am using linux mint debian edition mate 64 bit - with update pack 7.
> with nvidia driver 304.88
>
> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/cairo-dock-core/+bug/1233247/+subscriptions
>
> _______________________________________________
> Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~cairo-dock-team
> Post to : <email address hidden>
> Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~cairo-dock-team
> More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp
>

ura soul (ura-k) wrote :

i just disabled the 2nd screen and the behavior of cairo-dock remained the same.
so far i have not found any way to change it through options presented in the various guis.
a clean install is not so possible presently as i am deep into some projects.
i'll see if i can find another way to stimulate some changes.

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