Ignores GNOME preferred terminal application setting

Bug #352656 reported by Chris Jones on 2009-03-31
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
compizconfig-backend-gconf (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: compiz

1. install jaunty with compiz
2. open "system/preferences/prefered applicatons" and go to system
3. set terminal emulator to something else than gnome-terminal
4. open "system/preferences/keyboard shortcuts"
5. scroll to terminal and set it to e.g. shift-f2
6. press shift f2 and verify that gnome-terminal opens

7. install compizconfig-backend-gconf from jaunty-proposed
8. restart the session
9. press shift-f2 and verify that this time the right terminal opens

If a user uses System->Preferences->Keyboard Shortcuts to configure a hotkey for launching a terminal, it will unconditionally launch GNOME Terminal, regardless of the setting in System->Preferences->Preferred Applications.

Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) wrote :


This is being overriden by Compiz. As a workaround install compizconfig-settings-manager and set the terminal command in System>Preferences>CompizConfig Settings Manager>Gnome compatibility>Commands>Terminal command line.

Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
summary: - ignores GNOME preferred terminal application setting
+ Ignores GNOME preferred terminal application setting
Changed in compiz:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) wrote :

Patch applied and tested on branch:

affects: compiz (Ubuntu) → compizconfig-backend-gconf (Ubuntu)
Changed in compizconfig-backend-gconf (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → In Progress
Changed in compiz:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :


Changed in compizconfig-backend-gconf (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Too late for freeze, got rejected. Will fix in Karmic.

Is this a regression from Intrepid? If so, we could do an SRU.

Changed in compizconfig-backend-gconf (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Triaged
Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Yes, its a regression. Thanks, we will SRU it then.

Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2009-04-15
Changed in compizconfig-backend-gconf (Ubuntu):
milestone: none → jaunty-updates
Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2009-04-30
Changed in compizconfig-backend-gconf (Ubuntu Jaunty):
status: Triaged → In Progress
description: updated
Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

I uploaded it to jaunty-proposed, a pocket copy to karmic would be nice too.

Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

Accepted into jaunty-proposed, the package will build now and be available in a few hours. Please test and give feedback here. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you in advance!

Changed in compizconfig-backend-gconf (Ubuntu Jaunty):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
Paul Elliott (omahn) wrote :

I've tested the source package after building locally with pbuild as the builders appear to have quite a backlog. The updated source package fixes the problem for me with no side affects. I'll retest again as soon as the official package builds complete.

Paul Elliott (omahn) wrote :

I'm happy to report that 0.8.2-0ubuntu2 from jaunty-proposed successfully fixes this bug after following the test case.

Steve Beattie (sbeattie) wrote :

I have reproduced the problem with compizconfig-backend-gconf 0.8.2-0ubuntu1 from jaunty, and can confirm that the preferred terminal settings get honored with compizconfig-backend-gconf 0.8.2-0ubuntu2 from jaunty-proposed. Setting other compiz configuration options continued to work. Marking verification-done.

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package compizconfig-backend-gconf - 0.8.2-0ubuntu2

compizconfig-backend-gconf (0.8.2-0ubuntu2) jaunty-proposed; urgency=low

  * debian/patches/10_use_gnome_screenshot_and_terminal_commands.patch:
    - Use the GNOME configured terminal and screenshot commands (LP: #352656)

 -- Robert Ancell <email address hidden> Thu, 09 Apr 2009 10:52:59 +1000

Changed in compizconfig-backend-gconf (Ubuntu Jaunty):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

copied to karmic

Changed in compizconfig-backend-gconf (Ubuntu):
milestone: jaunty-updates → none
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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