Ubuntu 7.10 switches desktop on its own!

Bug #160411 reported by Khurrum1990 on 2007-11-06
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Brian Murray

Bug Description

Hi, I think I have found a new problem, it could be just some gnome problem or it may be a security problem. I was running Ubuntu 7.04 on my computer for a long time and then I did a clean install of gutsy. While I was running Gutsy, I left it for a few seconds and noticed that the desktop switches from one screen to the other. I though I had been hacked and did a reinstall. Now this time I have a firewall configured with firestarter and I am not sharing any files or using remote desktop. Also my firewall is on and it is connected to the internet. Again my desktop switches from workspace 1 to 2 and then back to 1. What does this mean? I thought Linux was supposed to be secure or is it just a bug?
My computer specs are:
Gigabyte P4 2.7ghz
1.5gb of ram
80 gb hard disk
lan card
ac'97 audio controller
XFX Geforce 6200 512mb AGP
I am not using any other operating system on this pc, only Ubuntu 7.10.
If it helps I am using kernel 2.6.22-12 cause the latest kernel 2.6.22-14 breaks suspend to ram and hibernate and I think there has been a bug report on this. Also I never had this problem with Ubuntu 7.04 so I am sure its a 7.10 problem.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Nov 6 11:12:04 2007
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 7.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/nautilus
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: nautilus 1:2.20.0-0ubuntu7
PackageArchitecture: i386
ProcCmdline: nautilus --no-default-window --sm-client-id default2
ProcCwd: /home/khurrum
SourcePackage: nautilus
Uname: Linux khurrum-desktop 2.6.22-12-generic #1 SMP Sun Sep 23 18:11:30 GMT 2007 i686 GNU/Linux

Khurrum1990 (khurrum1990) wrote :
description: updated
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Do you mean to say that you are not physically touching anything at all and it switches on its own? I think that when you have desktop effects enabled that moving the mouse wheel will make you switch desktops. Thanks in advance.

Khurrum1990 (khurrum1990) wrote :

Yeah it happened with Compiz Fusion running. I think my mouse is more sensitive so thats why it happened cause in my computer it happens with other distro too so I think we can delete this bug.

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

This bug report is being closed due to your last comment regarding this not being a bug. For future reference you can manage the status of your own bugs by clicking on the current status in the yellow line and then choosing a new status in the drop down box. You can learn more about bug statuses at http://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Status . Thank you again for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Feel free to submit any future bugs you may find.

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