In gnome-fallback the animation when opening an application from the panel ends with a ugly black square

Bug #969986 reported by Simon Strandman
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
compiz (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When clicking an icon in the panel in gnome-fallback there is an animation where the icons zooms in and gradually fades out. The last frame of that animation is an ugly black square. This is reproducable in 11.10 and 12.04 (earlier versions, ie. with gnome 2, isn't affected).

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: compiz 1:
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-21.34-generic 3.2.13
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-21-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
.proc.driver.nvidia.gpus.0: Error: [Errno 21] Är en katalog: '/proc/driver/nvidia/gpus/0'
.proc.driver.nvidia.registry: Binary: ""

ApportVersion: 2.0-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,composite,opengl,decor,mousepoll,resize,gnomecompat,move,compiztoolbox,wall,imgpng,regex,vpswitch,place,grid,snap,unitymtgrabhandles,animation,session,workarounds,expo,ezoom,staticswitcher,fade,scale]
CompositorRunning: compiz
Date: Sat Mar 31 13:50:03 2012
DistUpgraded: Fresh install
DistroCodename: precise
DistroVariant: ubuntu
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Beta amd64 (20120331)
MachineType: System manufacturer P5K SE
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-21-generic root=UUID=6a1257ad-430a-4bdb-85f2-ba608cf23e00 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: compiz
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
 Section "Device"
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  Option "NoLogo" "True"
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dmi.bios.version: 1104
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dmi.board.version: Rev 1.xx
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dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: Chassis Manufacture
dmi.chassis.version: Chassis Version
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dmi.product.version: System Version
dmi.sys.vendor: System manufacturer
version.compiz: compiz 1:
version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs N/A
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.32-1ubuntu1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 8.0.2-0ubuntu3
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 8.0.2-0ubuntu3
version.nvidia-graphics-drivers: nvidia-graphics-drivers N/A
version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.11.4-0ubuntu8
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.7.0-0ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.14.99~git20111219.aacbd629-0ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.17.0-1ubuntu4
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20111201+b5534a1-1build2

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Simon Strandman (nejsimon) wrote :
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Simon Strandman (nejsimon) wrote :

I managed to screenshot the problem just in time. In general there seem to be more flicker and slower animations in the gnome 3 fallback desktop than in gnome 2.

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tilly willy (fednik999) wrote :

The same issue. How can i disable this thing?
I delete all entries in Open Animation, but it still appears.

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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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Juan Antonio Peña (japenaisern) wrote :

I have discovered how to fix this issue:

1. Go to Compiz preferences / Animations / Close animations
2. Double click on the first Fade animation and change it for None.

Now you still keep the effect without the ugly black square!

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Juan Antonio Peña (japenaisern) wrote :

Hello everybody again. I've found a better way to fix this issue. Basically it is based on my last post but with a little difference. On close animations, in the first fade click on edit and erase 'normal' which is at the end of the line. Now close and the ugly square will have dissappeared.

Changed in compiz:
status: New → Confirmed
milestone: none →
importance: Undecided → Medium
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importance: Undecided → Medium
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