Gnome Panel messed up (painting)

Bug #649693 reported by Ken Pratt on 2010-09-28
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-panel (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: xorg

After this morning's round of updates - my top Gnome panel gets messed up while painting during log in. You can see a white space as well as my username being double up in the screen shot.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: xorg 1:7.5+6ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-22.33-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-22-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
 NVRM version: NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module 256.53 Fri Aug 27 20:27:48 PDT 2010
 GCC version: gcc version 4.4.5 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.4.4-14ubuntu4)
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Sep 28 06:00:17 2010
 nvidia-current, 256.53, 2.6.35-22-generic, x86_64: installed
 virtualbox-ose, 3.2.8, 2.6.35-22-generic, x86_64: installed
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Beta amd64 (20100901.1)
MachineType: Dell Inc. Precision M6300
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic root=UUID=5f4b1fce-e351-4d62-86dc-c273bd5aac3e ro quiet splash
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: xorg
Symptom: display 05/16/2008
dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.bios.version: A10 0WY897
dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.chassis.type: 8
dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvrA10:bd05/16/2008:svnDellInc.:pnPrecisionM6300:pvr:rvnDellInc.:rn0WY897:rvr:cvnDellInc.:ct8:cvr: Precision M6300
dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.
 distro: Ubuntu
 codename: maverick
 architecture: x86_64
 kernel: 2.6.35-22-generic

Ken Pratt (kenpratt) wrote :
Ken Pratt (kenpratt) wrote :

I am using the "Extra" visual effects setting.

Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2010-09-28
affects: xorg (Ubuntu) → nvidia-graphics-drivers-180 (Ubuntu)
Ken Pratt (kenpratt) wrote :
Ken Pratt (kenpratt) wrote :

Logging out then back in fixes the problem. The problem seems only to occur on the first log in after a boot up.

Ken Pratt (kenpratt) wrote :

Is there an easier way to log out? With the screen corruption, I can not select the log out button so have to kill GDM then start it from the command line.

You can try Alt+F2 and killall gnome-panel...

Zeppe (giuseppe-passino) wrote :

This affects me as well. I don't think it's related to nvidia since I have intel graphics on my laptop. killall gnome-panel fixes the problem. It's a painting problem but also a button sensitivity one. What I mean is, this problem appears somewhere in the icons area on the top-right and the buttons that happen to be hidden by another badly rendered part are insensible and cannot be pressed.

Zeppe (giuseppe-passino) wrote :

it's not related to nvidia.

affects: nvidia-graphics-drivers-180 (Ubuntu) → gnome-panel (Ubuntu)
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the issue seems similar to bug #439448

Changed in gnome-panel (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Andrew (legoman666) wrote :

Same issue on two separate machine both with AMD video cards running 10.10.

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