Ubuntu 14.04 in VMWare: Unresponsive desktop when minimizing windows and Compiz is at 100% CPU

Bug #1289679 reported by Albert Cha on 2014-03-08
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This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
compiz (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 in VMWare and anytime I minimize a window, the screen will freeze. When I ssh into the system, I see that compiz is taking up 100% of the CPU.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: compiz 1:0.9.11+14.04.20140305-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-16.36-generic 3.13.5
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-16-generic x86_64
.tmp.unity.support.test.0:

ApportVersion: 2.13.3-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: No value set for `/apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/active_plugins'
CompositorRunning: compiz
CompositorUnredirectDriverBlacklist: '(nouveau|Intel).*Mesa 8.0'
CompositorUnredirectFSW: true
CurrentDesktop: Unity
CurrentDmesg:
 [ 5.981323] intel_rapl: no valid rapl domains found in package 0
 [ 6.890931] sda1: WRITE SAME failed. Manually zeroing.
 [ 15.803332] systemd-hostnamed[2798]: Warning: nss-myhostname is not installed. Changing the local hostname might make it unresolveable. Please install nss-myhostname!
Date: Fri Mar 7 20:34:37 2014
DistUpgraded: 2014-03-06 13:07:43,806 DEBUG enabling apt cron job
DistroCodename: trusty
DistroVariant: ubuntu
GraphicsCard:
 VMware SVGA II Adapter [15ad:0405] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: VMware SVGA II Adapter [15ad:0405]
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-11-03 (124 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" - Release amd64 (20131016.1)
Lsusb:
 Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
 Bus 002 Device 004: ID 0e0f:0008 VMware, Inc.
 Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0e0f:0002 VMware, Inc. Virtual USB Hub
 Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0e0f:0003 VMware, Inc. Virtual Mouse
 Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
MachineType: VMware, Inc. VMware Virtual Platform
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-16-generic root=UUID=d49ac36d-be6e-4fac-8944-7d6414e53295 ro find_preseed=/preseed.cfg auto noprompt priority=critical locale=en_US quiet
SourcePackage: compiz
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to trusty on 2014-03-06 (1 days ago)
dmi.bios.date: 07/31/2013
dmi.bios.vendor: Phoenix Technologies LTD
dmi.bios.version: 6.00
dmi.board.name: 440BX Desktop Reference Platform
dmi.board.vendor: Intel Corporation
dmi.board.version: None
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Tag
dmi.chassis.type: 1
dmi.chassis.vendor: No Enclosure
dmi.chassis.version: N/A
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnPhoenixTechnologiesLTD:bvr6.00:bd07/31/2013:svnVMware,Inc.:pnVMwareVirtualPlatform:pvrNone:rvnIntelCorporation:rn440BXDesktopReferencePlatform:rvrNone:cvnNoEnclosure:ct1:cvrN/A:
dmi.product.name: VMware Virtual Platform
dmi.product.version: None
dmi.sys.vendor: VMware, Inc.
version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.11+14.04.20140305-0ubuntu1
version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs N/A
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.52-1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 10.1.0~rc3-0ubuntu3
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 10.1.0~rc3-0ubuntu3
version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.15.0-1ubuntu6
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.8.2-1ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:7.3.0-1ubuntu3
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.99.910-0ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:1.0.10-1ubuntu2
xserver.bootTime: Fri Mar 7 20:13:45 2014
xserver.configfile: default
xserver.devices:
 input Power Button KEYBOARD, id 6
 input VMware VMware Virtual USB Mouse MOUSE, id 7
 input AT Translated Set 2 keyboard KEYBOARD, id 8
 input ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse MOUSE, id 9
xserver.errors: No surface to present from.
xserver.logfile: /var/log/Xorg.0.log
xserver.outputs: Output Virtual2 Virtual3 Virtual4 Virtual5 Virtual6 Virtual7 Virtual8
xserver.version: 2:1.15.0-1ubuntu6
xserver.video_driver: vmware

Albert Cha (albert-cha) wrote :
Thomas Hellström (thellstrom) wrote :

This bug is most likely a known TTM object regression and should be fixed in kernel Ubuntu 3.13.0-17.37. Could you please verify that that's the case?

Cesar A. Quiroz (cesar-quiroz) wrote :

I see similar symptoms running under VirtualBox 4.3.12r93733, on two different laptops.

1. Minimizing firefox freezes the screen.
2. Exiting from gnome-terminal sometimes leaves the window mapped. Starting another terminal makes the first window go away.

One of the laptops says this:

$ uname -a
Linux cesar-u64-dev 3.13.0-35-generic #62-Ubuntu SMP Fri Aug 15 01:58:42 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
$

Both are updated to latest software about once a day. In particular, both have the 3.13.0-35 kernel, and have had all the recent ones.

The problem so far is just an annoyance, if I have a way to log in and blow away firefox or gnome-terminal.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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