Jaunty - Switch Desktop does not function properly

Bug #326341 reported by Tom Halchuk on 2009-02-06
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu Netbook Remix Launcher
desktop-switcher (Ubuntu)
Neil J. Patel
mobile-meta (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Build Version/Date: 20090206 / 20090206 Juanty
Environment used for testing:
Two different netbooks were used for testing

Summary: When the Preferences> Switch Desktop app goes from Unbuntu Netbook Desktop to Classic Desktop and back, many different undiserable things happen.

See screenshots
Error Popup

Multiple icons/apps running

Application crash

Steps to Reproduce:

Expected result:

Actual result:

Tom Halchuk (tomhal) wrote :
Tom Halchuk (tomhal) wrote :

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Load image 2009-02-06
2. Preferences> Swich Desktop > Classic Desktop

Expected result: Expected to switch back and forth with no issues

Tom Halchuk (tomhal) wrote :
description: updated
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) wrote :

desktop-switcher wasn't killing/launching the correct launcher. Will be fixed in next release. The panel errors will be around for sometime as there is a bit of flux on gconf/panel at the moment in upstream Ubuntu.

Changed in netbook-remix-launcher:
status: New → Invalid
Changed in mobile-meta:
status: New → Invalid
Changed in desktop-switcher:
assignee: nobody → njpatel
status: New → Fix Committed
Markus Birth (mbirth) wrote :

I tried desktop-switcher yesterday on my netbook with Jaunty and experienced this bug with the fast-user-switch-applet:


Additionally, it didn't restore the proper skin/window theme for the netbook-remix.

Markus Birth (mbirth) wrote :

I now found out why the previously mentioned problem with the FUSA appeared: desktop-switch somehow set desktop/gnome/lockdown/disable_user_switching to TRUE which caused FUSA to hide itself. I did NOT have this option enabled before using desktop-switch.

2manydjs (markpith) wrote :

I have similar problems: after switching back and forward the panels have disappeared. On a previous install the same thing happened. (Jaunty Beta with UNR installed by package, Acer Aspire One)

PirBoazo (pierre-boizot-name) wrote :

Hi ,
After switching UNR to Classic desktop , i lost Gnome interface.

I back on UNR after open gnome-terminal switch to UNR .

Jaunty Beta on ACER Aspire One


Neil J. Patel (njpatel) wrote :

I've marked this as a duplicate of #349519, as there is a bit more information there plus some test desktop-switcher packages. If you could try the most recent on (0.4.4-1) , and log your results on that bug, it would be very much appreciated.

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