[mintupdate] notification icon behaves wrong

Bug #404045 reported by Brandon Invergo on 2009-07-24
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Linux Mint
Clement Lefebvre

Bug Description

After opening the mintUpdate dialog by clicking its icon in the Gnome Panel notification area, the icon disappears and it remains this way. Furthermore, the order of the icons change in the system while they visibly remain the same: if you want to access anything in the notification area, mintUpdate has moved to the far left and everything else is shifted to the right, even though this is not the order that they appear in. For example, if I have, say, Amarok open and it is the far left icon in the notification area and then I open mintUpdate, when I try to right-click on the Amarok icon to access its controls I instead see the mintUpdate controls (note that this isn't exclusive to interactions with Amarok; this is just an example).

I had this problem consistently in Mint 5 Elyssa and I've just recently upgraded to Gloria and I experience the exact same problem. A quick search through the Mint forums reveals other users have had similar problems but it's always just been addressed with rebooting and it's never been treated as an actual bug.

Some relevant specs:
Mint 7 Gloria
Dell Latitude D620
Intel 945GM integrated video (I've done all the steps here for the "optimal configuration" here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1130582 to fix general video problems with Intel and Ubuntu Jaunty, including upgrading to the kernel, though I was having this problem in the default kernel for Elyssa)
Everything else is the default configuration...

When a new icon is added to the notification area, the problem is resolved: the mintUpdate icon is once again visible and the functions match up with the appropriate icons. The order is still changed, though.

To complicate matters, the problem seems to resolve itself in such a situation: once the icon has reappeared, it no longer disappears when you click on it.

Changed in linuxmint:
assignee: nobody → Clement Lefebvre (clementlefebvre)
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
Philip Morrell (emorrp1) on 2009-07-27
tags: added: mintupdate
summary: - mintUpdate notification icon behaves wrong
+ [mintUpdate] notification icon behaves wrong
summary: - [mintUpdate] notification icon behaves wrong
+ [mintupdate] notification icon behaves wrong
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