Gnome Compatibility not enabled on upgrade

Bug #331556 reported by Eric Appleman on 2009-02-19
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
compiz (Ubuntu)
Michael Vogt
Michael Vogt

Bug Description

Binary package hint: compizconfig-settings-manager

Important key combinations such as Alt+F1 and Alt+F2 are not enabled unless gnome-compatibility is enabled. Since it is not enabled by default anymore, users may not know that this option needs to be activated.

Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

That sounds more like a compiz issue than a ccsm issue.

Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

Confirming, this needs to be enabled by default really as Alt+F1 and Alt+F2 doesn't work, as you pointed out.


Changed in compiz:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2009-02-23
Changed in compiz:
milestone: none → jaunty-alpha-5
Steve Langasek (vorlon) on 2009-02-25
Changed in compiz:
milestone: jaunty-alpha-5 → jaunty-alpha-6

Could this be related to this issue?

I've also lost the ability to start a terminal with any keyboard shortcut, and jump-moving and jump-resizing windows by keyboard with the "shift+arrow" combination (regular movement via "alt+space, m, arrows" and resizing via "alt+space, r, arrows" still works)

Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2009-03-03
Changed in compiz:
assignee: nobody → mvo
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
importance: Low → Medium
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package compiz - 1:0.7.9+git20090211-0ubuntu6

compiz (1:0.7.9+git20090211-0ubuntu6) jaunty; urgency=low

  [ Michael Vogt ]
  * debian/patches/031_compiz_manager_extra_blacklist_support:
    - add support for extra /etc/xdg/compiz/compiz-manager.d
  * debian/patches/032_compiz_manager_add_gnomecompat:
    - enable gnomecompat automatically in a gnome session
      (LP: #331556)

  [ Loic Minier ]
  * Build-dep on libcairo2-dev instead of libcairo-dev.
  * Drop trailing whitespace in Vcs URL which confused vim.

 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Tue, 03 Mar 2009 14:22:14 +0100

Changed in compiz:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Peter Klotz (peter-klotz) wrote :

I installed compiz 1:0.7.9+git20090211-0ubuntu6 but Alt+F2 still does not work.

Do I have to change anything else in order to make it work again?

Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :


You might need to manually enable Gnome integration by navigating to System -> Preferences -> CompizConfig Settings Manager

Peter Klotz (peter-klotz) wrote :

Thanks Chris, your hint solved the issue.

I performed the following steps:

* sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
* In "System -> Preferences -> CompizConfig Settings Manager" category "General" I enabled "Gnome Compatibility"

Marius Gedminas (mgedmin) wrote :

I upgraded to Jaunty today and was bitten by this bug: Alt-F2 didn't work, my custom terminal hot key didn't work.

When I checked ccsm I saw that GNOME Compatibility was disabled.

I got compiz 1:0.8.2-0ubuntu6 which is supposed to have this fix. Why didn't it work?

It may be relevant to mention that I use the flat-file configuration backend for compiz.

nubuntu17 (vnaren-karlapalem) wrote :

Hi There,

   I have been using Jaunty Gnome for 5 months and never had any issue with ALT+F2. Last night I did following things after which Alt+F2 stopped working.
>> removed gnome-panel using gconf-editor
>> played around with stalonetray
>> installed and removed KVM
>> installed Virtual Box
>> did lots of alt+f2 to find commands for the applications I want put it on AWN manager.
>> reduced the size of icons on desktop using Nautilus>>Edit>>Preferences.

I don't know where I screwed it up. I checked the Gnome Compatibility in CCSM. All seems fine..but Alt+f2 doesn't work :(


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