Unfolding the desktop cube corrupts desktop

Bug #946609 reported by Levi Bard on 2012-03-04
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
compiz-plugins-main (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Unfolding the desktop cube (Compiz desktop cube plugin, default keybinding ctrl-alt-down) results in a blank, white unfolded cube, after which I'm unable to get back to a usable desktop.

Dropping to a virtual console and back appears to work around the issue once it occurs.

Ubuntu 12.04 beta1
ii compiz 1: OpenGL window and compositing manager
ii compiz-core 1: OpenGL window and compositing manager
ii compiz-fusion-plugins-main 1: transitional dummy package.
ii compiz-gnome 1: OpenGL window and compositing manager - GNOME window decorator
ii compiz-plugins 1: OpenGL window and compositing manager - plugins
ii compiz-plugins-default 1: OpenGL window and compositing manager - default plugins
ii compiz-plugins-extra Collection of extra plugins from OpenCompositing for Compiz
ii compiz-plugins-main 1: Compiz plugins - main collection
ii compiz-plugins-main-default 1: Compiz plugins - main default collection
ii compizconfig-backend-gconf Compiz Fusion configuration system - gconf backend
ii compizconfig-settings-manager Compiz configuration settings manager
ii unity 5.4.0-0ubuntu2 Interface designed for efficiency of space and interaction.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: unity 5.4.0-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-17.27-generic 3.2.6
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-17-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia wl
.proc.driver.nvidia.gpus.0: Error: [Errno 21] Is a directory: '/proc/driver/nvidia/gpus/0'
.proc.driver.nvidia.registry: Binary: ""
 NVRM version: NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module 295.20 Mon Feb 6 21:07:30 PST 2012
 GCC version: gcc version 4.6.3 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.6.3-1ubuntu2)

ApportVersion: 1.94-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,composite,opengl,compiztoolbox,decor,imgpng,annotate,move,regex,imgjpeg,imgsvg,text,vpswitch,resize,mousepoll,trailfocus,animation,wobbly,cube,shift,switcher,rotate,cubeaddon,expo,animationaddon,unitymtgrabhandles,unityshell]
CompositorRunning: compiz
Date: Sun Mar 4 21:12:37 2012
DistUpgraded: Log time: 2012-03-04 14:17:34.083441
DistroCodename: precise
DistroVariant: ubuntu
 bcmwl,, 3.0.0-16-generic, x86_64: installed
 bcmwl,, 3.2.0-17-generic, x86_64: installed
 nvidia-current, 295.20, 3.0.0-16-generic, x86_64: installed
 nvidia-current, 295.20, 3.2.0-17-generic, x86_64: installed
 NVIDIA Corporation G96 [GeForce 9600M GT] [10de:0647] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: Apple Inc. Device [106b:00bc]
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
 kmod:wl - Broadcom STA wireless driver (Proprietary, Enabled, In use) [auto-install]
 xorg:nvidia_current - NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (Proprietary, Enabled, In use)
 xorg:nvidia_current_updates - NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (post-release updates) (Proprietary, Disabled, Not in use)
MachineType: Apple Inc. MacBookPro5,3
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-17-generic root=UUID=257010ee-5f5a-4a55-aea4-3cc0158c096d ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-03-04 (0 days ago)
dmi.bios.date: 06/15/09
dmi.bios.vendor: Apple Inc.
dmi.bios.version: MBP53.88Z.00AC.B03.0906151647
dmi.board.asset.tag: Base Board Asset Tag#
dmi.board.name: Mac-F22587C8
dmi.board.vendor: Apple Inc.
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: Asset Tag#
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: Apple Inc.
dmi.chassis.version: Mac-F22587C8
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAppleInc.:bvrMBP53.88Z.00AC.B03.0906151647:bd06/15/09:svnAppleInc.:pnMacBookPro5,3:pvr1.0:rvnAppleInc.:rnMac-F22587C8:rvr:cvnAppleInc.:ct10:cvrMac-F22587C8:
dmi.product.name: MacBookPro5,3
dmi.product.version: 1.0
dmi.sys.vendor: Apple Inc.
version.compiz: compiz 1:
version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs 20090808ubuntu33
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.30-1ubuntu1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 8.0.1-0ubuntu2
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 8.0.1-0ubuntu2
version.nvidia-graphics-drivers: nvidia-graphics-drivers N/A
version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.11.4-0ubuntu4
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.14.99~git20111219.aacbd629-0ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.17.0-1ubuntu4
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20111201+b5534a1-1build2

Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

compiz cube is not a maintained plugin and is known to not behave very well with Unity. I'll move the bug to the compiz plugins with a very little chance of this bug ever getting fixed.

affects: unity (Ubuntu) → compiz-plugins-main (Ubuntu)

It does behave in 11.10, though.
If it's not maintained, why is it in the -main package?
Is there a replacement, or did people go back to letting desktop switches be dull?

Issue still exists in 12.04 final, compiz-plugins-main 1:

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