notification area crashes desktop session

Bug #357708 reported by Munk on 2009-04-08
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Bug Description

Under the specific conditions that the desktop has no running compiz-extension (i.e. "visual effects" are turned off)
and further mplayer (got version 1.0rc2-4.3.3) is showing a video (either fullscreen or windowed),
the newly introduced notification window (i.e. when changing audio volume, brightness, network connection, battery mode ...) will crash the desktop session returning to the graphical login screen.

Thilo Mende (ubuntu-thilomende) wrote :

Same problem for me. When compiz is enabled, mplayer doesn't crash anymore.

Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Confirmed

Munk, thank you for reporting this and helping make Ubuntu better. However, your crash report is missing. Please follow these instructions to have apport report a new bug about your crash that can be dealt with by the automatic retracer. First, execute at a terminal:
cd /var/crash && sudo rm * ; sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y upgrade && sudo service apport start force_start=1

If you are running the Ubuntu Stable Release you might need to enable apport in /etc/default/apport and restart.

Now reproduce the crash, then open your file manager, navigate to your /var/crash directory and open the crash report you wish to submit.
If this fails you will have to open a terminal and file your report with 'ubuntu-bug /var/crash/_my_crash_report.crash' where _my_crash_report.crash is the crash you would like to report. If you get an error that you aren't allowed to access this report you will have to file it with 'sudo ubuntu-bug /var/crash/_my_crash_report.crash'. If you run the command against the crash report and a window pops up asking you to report this, but then never opens a new report, you would be affected by . In order to WORKAROUND this, one would need to open the following file via a command line:
sudo nano /etc/apport/crashdb.conf

and comment out the line:
'problem_types': ['Bug', 'Package'],

by changing it to:
# 'problem_types': ['Bug', 'Package'],

Save, close, and try to file the crash report again via:
ubuntu-bug /var/crash/_my_crash_report.crash

I'm closing this bug report since the process outlined above will automatically open a new bug report which can then dealt with more efficiently.

Please do not attach your crash report manually to this report and reopen it.

Thank you for your understanding.

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Changed in ubuntu:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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