panel on wrong edge will not accept property change no desktop switching

Bug #491492 reported by keepitsimpleengr on 2009-12-02
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-panel (Ubuntu)
Low
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-panel

~$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 9.10
Release: 9.10
--64bit upgrade from 9.04--

~$ apt-cache policy gnome-panel
gnome-panel:
  Installed: 1:2.28.0-0ubuntu6
  Candidate: 1:2.28.0-0ubuntu6
  Version table:
 *** 1:2.28.0-0ubuntu6 0
        500 cdrom://Ubuntu 9.10 _Karmic Koala_ - Release amd64 (20091027) karmic/main Packages
        500 http://mirrors.us.kernel.org karmi

Expected: noal panel and desktop switcher operation

Actual: Started ubuntu, panel on right edge is now on edge edge between panel originally on left edge and left edge. Selecting properties for ths panel and choosing Orientation : Right, has no effect (the Orientation shown in selection box changes back to Left and the window closes). No desktop switching either through switcher on panel or compiz keyboard short cut. Reloading window manager (Compiz icon) has no effect. Occasionally display will become corrupted and system will become none responsive, remote login shows xorg at 100% on one cpu.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Dec 2 09:47:50 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: gnome-panel 1:2.28.0-0ubuntu6
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-15.50-generic
SourcePackage: gnome-panel
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-15-generic x86_64

second graphics adapter (ATI)/monitor is not currently in use.

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Please answer these questions:
1. Is this reproducible?
2. If so, what specific steps should we take to recreate this bug? Be as detailed as possible.
This will help us to find and resolve the problem.

Changed in gnome-panel (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete

1. Is this reproducible?
 Yes, it happens at every startup
2. If so, what specific steps should we take to recreate this bug? Be as detailed as possible.
  ??

If I delete the errant panel and create a new one on the right edge identical to the one deleted, it stays there properly. After shutdown and restart, it will again be on the left (wrong) side.

This may be related to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-applets/+bug/477693

I use four panels:
TOP: Menus, various apps and geyes, expanded
BOTTOM: multiple geyes to assist in locating mouse, expanded
LEFT: unexpanded panel with tabs running window selector, normally closed
RIGHT: unexpanded panel with tabs running desktop selector, normally closed

I use Compiz Fusion and Emerald window decorator.

This behavior did not occur in 9.04.

This behavior limits the usefulness of this workstation.

Remove ATI graphics adapter, revised xorg.conf.

same bug occurs

No longer occurs, presume some update remedied the bug

Marked invalid

Changed in gnome-panel (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid

Is now occurring again.

Changed in gnome-panel (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → Incomplete
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