setting Edge Trigger Delay is ineffective on Desktop Wall Edge Flipping

Bug #727074 reported by Bayle Shanks
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
compiz (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: compiz

One would think that setting Edge Trigger Delay in compizconfig-settings-manager would cause Desktop Wall's Edge Flipping features to wait awhile when one moved to the corner of the screen before flipping, but it does not appear to, even with Edge Trigger Delay at maximum.

These posts imply that the desired behavior used to work and suggest changing instances of <nodelay>true</nodelay> to <nodelay>false</nodelay> in /usr/share/compiz/wall.xml :

but that doesn't help.


ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: compiz 1:0.9.4-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-5.32-generic 2.6.38-rc6
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-5-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,compiztoolbox,decor,scale,expo,vpswitch,resize,snap,mousepoll,gnomecompat,grid,wall,place,move,regex,workarounds,ezoom,session,staticswitcher]
CompositorRunning: compiz
 status: disconnected
 enabled: disabled
 dpms: Off
 status: disconnected
 enabled: disabled
 dpms: Off
 status: connected
 enabled: enabled
 dpms: Off
 modes: 1366x768
 status: disconnected
 enabled: disabled
 dpms: Off
Date: Tue Mar 1 02:08:22 2011
DistUpgraded: Yes, recently upgraded Log time: 2011-02-27 15:44:26.119310
DistroCodename: natty
DistroVariant: ubuntu
 hid-ntrig, 1.1.2, 2.6.35-25-generic, x86_64: installed
 hid-ntrig, 1.1.2, 2.6.38-5-generic, x86_64: installed
 Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0046] (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: Fujitsu Limited. Device [10cf:150e]
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
InstallationMedia_: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
MachineType: FUJITSU T580
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-5-generic root=UUID=db746971-cee9-4a74-90db-0c9cb14920ea ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
ProcVersionSignature_: Ubuntu 2.6.38-5.32-generic 2.6.38-rc6
Renderer: Unknown
SourcePackage: compiz 12/24/2010
dmi.bios.vendor: FUJITSU // Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
dmi.bios.version: Version 1.04 FJNB21E
dmi.board.vendor: FUJITSU
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: AI40110911BA1023
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnFUJITSU//PhoenixTechnologiesLtd.:bvrVersion1.04:bd12/24/2010:svnFUJITSU:pnT580:pvr:rvnFUJITSU:rnFJNB21E:rvr:cvnAI40110911BA1023:ct10:cvr: T580
dmi.sys.vendor: FUJITSU
version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.4-0ubuntu1
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.23-1ubuntu3
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 7.10.1~git20110215.cc1636b6-0ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg: xserver-xorg 1:7.6~3ubuntu8
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.14.0-0ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.14.0-1ubuntu11
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20110107+b795ca6e-0ubuntu5

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Bayle Shanks (bshanks) wrote :
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Bayle Shanks (bshanks) wrote :

Edge Trigger Delay is in the General Options section of compizconfig

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Bayle Shanks (bshanks) wrote :

hmm... just now Edge Trigger Delay started working for me.. I'm not sure what changed (I did install some updates this morning).

Bayle Shanks (bshanks)
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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Johann Glaser (johann-glaser) wrote :

The bug is still there in Debian package version, see

Additionally, please change the default value of that nodelay option to false. It is somewhat insane to offer a delay option, also offer a delay setting in CCSM, but secretly disabling it.

Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → In Progress
status: In Progress → New
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Micha (m-st-w) wrote :

Why is this still noit fixed?!??

Why does it take so long to fix such a stuff in Linux...its so frustrating!
Does noone here test software before a release? Dumb question, I know as its obviously...however, to be a bit productive:

@johann-glaser This has nothing to do with the "wall"-plugin...the wall-plugin is inactive here on Mint Mate, so it cant have any effect to edit the wall.xml as read somewhere before. "rotate" is a different plugin.

There are 2 options in my opinion:

Some of the coders here have to add an "edge_flip_delay" to the plugin "(cube)rotate", or
option 2 - some of the coders here have to make "edge_flip" in "rotate" to work with "edge_delay" in general-settings.

Please please please fix this, guys!!!!!!! Soon please.

This problem exists since 2011

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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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