ccsm: clicking on Preferences > "Reset to defaults" may have some bad consequences when in a unity session, switching Backends likely even worse.

Bug #1047138 reported by Doug McMahon on 2012-09-07
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Compiz
Low
Unassigned
compiz (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

This bug is filed because ccsm remains a very useful tool for many but at the current state of the switch to gsettings Again may present less knowledgeable users with some very poor results.
If this is known & figured to not be a factor shortly then I guess this bug is invalid.

If not then some consideration could be given to making "Preferences" not usable until there is any reason to go there rather then let ccsm get another bad rap.
Test cases:
Create a new user account & log in to ubuntu session
Open ccsm > preferences & do any of the bug title actions, see what happens

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: compiz 1:0.9.8.0-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-13.14-generic 3.5.3
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-13-generic x86_64
.tmp.unity.support.test.0:

ApportVersion: 2.5.1-0ubuntu4
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,composite,opengl,compiztoolbox,decor,vpswitch,snap,mousepoll,resize,place,move,wall,grid,regex,imgpng,session,gnomecompat,animation,fade,unitymtgrabhandles,workarounds,scale,expo,ezoom,unityshell]
CompositorRunning: compiz
Date: Thu Sep 6 22:19:26 2012
DistUpgraded: Fresh install
DistroCodename: quantal
DistroVariant: ubuntu
GraphicsCard:
 NVIDIA Corporation G86 [GeForce 8400M GS] [10de:0427] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0209]
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Alpha amd64 (20120813.1)
MachineType: Dell Inc. XPS M1330
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=xterm
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-13-generic root=UUID=85b73cca-83c4-42b7-8505-5be544cb2d8d ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: compiz
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
XorgConf:
 Section "Device"
  Identifier "My Graphics"
  Option "GLXVBlank" "on"
 EndSection
dmi.bios.date: 12/26/2008
dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.bios.version: A15
dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.chassis.type: 8
dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvrA15:bd12/26/2008:svnDellInc.:pnXPSM1330:pvr:rvnDellInc.:rn:rvr:cvnDellInc.:ct8:cvr:
dmi.product.name: XPS M1330
dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.
version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.8.0-0ubuntu1
version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs N/A
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.38-0ubuntu2
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 9.0~git20120821.c1114c61-0ubuntu2
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 9.0~git20120821.c1114c61-0ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.12.99.905-0ubuntu3
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.7.3-0ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati N/A
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel N/A
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:1.0.1-4~ubuntu1

Doug McMahon (mc3man) wrote :
summary: ccsm: clicking on Preferences > "Reset to defaults" may have some bad
- consequences when in a unity session, switching Backends even worse even
+ consequences when in a unity session, switching Backends likely even
worse.
Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

It's a little obscure. And it will apparently break your plugin settings. But on quantal there is a simple fix:

dconf reset -f /org/compiz/

Changed in compiz:
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low

On 09/06/2012 11:06 PM, Daniel van Vugt wrote:
> It's a little obscure. And it will apparently break your plugin
> settings. But on quantal there is a simple fix:
>
> dconf reset -f /org/compiz/
>
> ** Also affects: compiz
> Importance: Undecided
> Status: New
>
> ** Changed in: compiz
> Importance: Undecided => Low
>
> ** Changed in: compiz (Ubuntu)
> Importance: Undecided => Low
>
Thanks for the line, was wondering if there was a 'reset'

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