Can't click mouse with Compiz effects

Bug #775568 reported by Shane on 2011-05-02
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
compiz (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

I upgraded from Maverick to Natty and then the mouse wouldn't click. It wasn't frozen, I could move the pointer, but none of my clicks registered. In the login screen I selected the Ubuntu Classic without the Compiz effects, and this lets me in and everything works fine (except Compiz, that is). But any time I try to log in with Unity or with the effects on the mouse will not click.

I'm using the current NVidia driver for my GeForce 7300SE with an Acer S211HL monitor set at 1920x1080 60Hz. This configuration worked perfectly under 10.10 and 10.4, even with all of the Compiz effects.

I tried backing up my data files and installing 11.04 fresh, formatting the drive. Same problem. I can always get in with the effects off, but any time I try either Unity or the Classic with effects on I can't click on anything with the mouse.
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.proc.driver.nvidia.gpus.0: Error: [Errno 21] Is a directory: '/proc/driver/nvidia/gpus/0'
.proc.driver.nvidia.registry: Binary: ""
.proc.driver.nvidia.version:
 NVRM version: NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module 280.13 Wed Jul 27 16:53:56 PDT 2011
 GCC version: gcc version 4.6.1 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.6.1-9ubuntu3)
.tmp.unity.support.test.1:

ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: No value set for `/apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/active_plugins'
CompositorRunning: None
DistUpgraded: Log time: 2011-10-13 10:57:28.307235
DistroCodename: oneiric
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
DistroVariant: ubuntu
GraphicsCard:
 nVidia Corporation G72 [GeForce 7300 SE/7200 GS] [10de:01d3] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device [1458:3470]
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release amd64 (20110427.1)
MachineType: System manufacturer System Product Name
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: compiz 1:0.9.6+bzr20110929-0ubuntu3
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-12-generic root=UUID=d939a925-8dad-45da-aa30-0cdd09739047 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-12.20-generic 3.0.4
Tags: oneiric oneiric ubuntu regression-update
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic x86_64
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-10-13 (7 days ago)
UserGroups:

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dmi.bios.vendor: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
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dmi.board.name: M2N-E SLI
dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
dmi.board.version: 1.XX
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: 123456789000
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: Chassis Manufacture
dmi.chassis.version: Chassis Version
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dmi.product.name: System Product Name
dmi.product.version: System Version
dmi.sys.vendor: System manufacturer
version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.6+bzr20110929-0ubuntu3
version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs 20090808ubuntu26
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.26-1ubuntu1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 7.11-0ubuntu3
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 7.11-0ubuntu3
version.nvidia-graphics-drivers: nvidia-graphics-drivers N/A
version.xserver-xorg: xserver-xorg 1:7.6+7ubuntu7
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.6.0-1ubuntu13
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.14.99~git20110811.g93fc084-0ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.15.901-1ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20110411+8378443-1

IKT (ikt) on 2011-05-08
affects: ubuntu → compiz (Ubuntu)
Niklas Hofer (niklas+launchpad) wrote :

I have a similar problem. I can log in (classic with effects), but after working for a while, the mouse behaves strangely:

* I cannot focus any window
* the cursor does not change on hover, always stays at the same state (for example the text-selector)
* if I manage to open a terminal by shortcut it gets focussed, but I cannot leave
* xkill and xwininfo cannot grab the mouse
* if the cursor "froze" in text-select mode I can select text without even hovering over the text: I have to displays. on #1 there is a term. When I click & drag the mouse cursor on the second screen, text in the terminal gets selected

Dmitry Shachnev (mitya57) wrote :

If you still experience this bug, can you please open the Terminal and run command "apport-collect 775568"?

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

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description: updated

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Shane (shane-shanekillian) wrote :

Done. I am still experiencing this in 11.10. Unity-2D runs fine, but the regular Unity still has this problem.

Dmitry Shachnev (mitya57) wrote :

As from UnitySupportTest.txt, your video card is blacklisted and thus cannot run Unity 3D.

You should use Unity 2D in this case.

Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Shane (shane-shanekillian) wrote :

Thank you for the information, Dmitry. This raises two questions for me:

1) Why is it blacklisted and is there anything I can do about it? and

2) Why doesn't Ubuntu come up and tell me that's the problem and save me (and others) a lot of bother?

Dmitry Shachnev (mitya57) wrote :

I don't know why this wasn't auto-detected on your side (you should better ask it as a question).

For more information on issues with your video card, see bug 726496 and http://askubuntu.com/questions/37629/geforce-go-7300-7400-blacklisted-can-i-still-run-unity.

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