upgrade rendered system unusable

Bug #213307 reported by Jürgen Barlag on 2008-04-07
4
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
compiz (Ubuntu)
Low
Basilio Kublik

Bug Description

Binary package hint: compiz

After upgrading to Ubuntu hardy (development branch) Release: 8.04 compiz was active, but in the configuration dialog none of the radio buttons was selected. Compiz used up all memory and made the system unusable, causing crashes in different applications.

Workaround for me was selecting "Visual Effects -> None"

Possible solution: The old prefernce should be kept after upgrading.

Basilio Kublik (sourcercito) wrote :

Hi Jürgen
Thanks for your report, did you upgrade from gutsy to hardy?, i don't remember having experience this myself but then again, i've made the upgrade about a year ago.

Thanks in advance.

Changed in compiz:
assignee: nobody → sourcercito
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
Jürgen Barlag (matrox-email) wrote :

Yes, I think so. (7.10 to 8.04) Desktop effects where either set to minimal or off. When I looked into "Systemueberwachung" I found that a lot of processes with "compiz" in their names was active.

Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Thanks for your bugreport.

could you please attach the output of "lspci -nn" to this bugreport? And the content of the .xsession-errors file when you start compiz (alternatively just start it from a terminal and paste the output printed there into this report please).

Thanks,
 Michael

Jürgen Barlag (matrox-email) wrote :

juergen@arbeitsplatz:~$ lspci -nn
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub [8086:27a0] (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:27a2] (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:27a6] (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:27d0] (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 [8086:27d2] (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:27c8] (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:27c9] (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:27ca] (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:27cb] (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:27cc] (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:27b9] (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller [8086:27df] (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller [8086:27c4] (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:27da] (rev 02)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82573L Gigabit Ethernet Controller [8086:109a]
03:03.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Agere Systems FW323 [11c1:5811] (rev 61)
03:04.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR2413 802.11bg NIC [168c:001a] (rev 01)
juergen@arbeitsplatz:~$

This is a bit strange....
I did no uninstall, only the upgrades.

juergen@arbeitsplatz:~$ compiz
The program 'compiz' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install compiz-core
bash: compiz: command not found
juergen@arbeitsplatz:~$

We were wondering if this is still an issue for you. Can you try with the latest Ubuntu release? Thanks in advance.

Jürgen Barlag (matrox-email) wrote :

I did a new install of 8.04 LTS a few month ago. After that the bug was gone. No trouble with compiz any more. Visual effects are set to normal.

Thank you. Closing the bug.

Changed in compiz:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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