windows do not appear in lower panel

Bug #742758 reported by jimmycourge on 2011-03-25
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gnome-panel (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-panel

I updated my system this morning. I have been updating daily for firefox 4 beta updates and now windows that are opened do not appear in the panel and if I minimize them they are no longer accessible. I recently changed from using drivers for an onboard AMD graphics controller to drivers for an nVidia Card controller. I launch alarm clock on start up and this is opened so that the title bar is inaccessible and now there is no panel button to access it either some of my Firefox windows appear in the panel but not reliably and Nautilus windows mostly don't appear in the panel and so can not be minimized or they are lost.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: gnome-panel 1:2.30.2-1ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-28.49-generic 2.6.35.11
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-28-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Mar 25 16:27:42 2011
GConfNonDefault:
 /apps/panel/general/applet_id_list=[fast_user_switch_screen0,trashapplet_screen0,workspace_switcher_screen0,window_list_screen0,show_desktop_button_screen0,indicator_applet_screen0,notification_area_screen0,clock_screen0,applet_0,applet_1,applet_2,applet_3,applet_4]
 /apps/panel/general/object_id_list=[browser_launcher_screen0,menu_bar_screen0,object_0,object_1,object_2,object_3,object_4,object_5,object_6,object_7,object_8,object_9,object_10,object_11,object_12,object_13,object_14,object_15,object_16,object_17,object_18,object_19,object_20,object_24,object_21,object_23,object_22]
 /apps/panel/general/show_program_list=true
 /apps/panel/general/toplevel_id_list=[bottom_panel_screen0,top_panel_screen0]
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_US.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: gnome-panel

jimmycourge (jimmycourge) wrote :
jimmycourge (jimmycourge) wrote :

Sorry, I forgot to mention that if I do show windows, the windows which do not show in the panel also do not appear in the show windows display either.

jimmycourge (jimmycourge) wrote :

The update also seems to have reset the permissions on my optical drive so that my burning software no longer has permission to access the drive and seems to have ruined a disk that was in a drive with hardware and software designed to prevent just this from ever happening. kudos - the windowing system no longer reliably works and file permissions which had no reason to be touched at all were reset to nonsense values.

jimmycourge (jimmycourge) wrote :

Weird Quirk/Workaround - If I open a Nautilus window, it does not appear in the panel BUT if I move it across a window boundary i.e. open it in workspace 1 and move it to cross the workspace 1/workspace 2 boundary and then move it back into workspace 1 poof the window appears in the panel.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Please answer these questions:

 * Is this reproducible?
 * If so, what specific steps should we take to recreate this bug?

 This will help us to find and resolve the problem.

Changed in gnome-panel (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
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It's reproducible. I've rebooted several times and it happens every time. I
don't do anything special just open windows.

I do have 2 identical displays in an over under configuration - the primary
as far as the driver/board is concerned is on the bottom by default and I
have them mapped the other way - it took me a while to figure out how to get
the OS ( the nVidia propietary driver display app) to map them this way.

maybe the confusion is that the secondary display is mapped to the top of
the X window? maybe it's only partly mapped this way and the software is
confused about where the windows and the displays are.

As I said I have a workaround but it's annoying. Sometimes the
workspace1/workspace 2 doesn't work but moving the window off the lower edge
of the bottom display ( the primary) and back on fixes thing - the button in
the panel reappears

Thanks for getting back to me

On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 5:10 AM, Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden> wrote:

> Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu
> better. Please answer these questions:
>
> * Is this reproducible?
> * If so, what specific steps should we take to recreate this bug?
>
> This will help us to find and resolve the problem.
>
> ** Changed in: gnome-panel (Ubuntu)
> Importance: Undecided => Low
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/742758
>
> Title:
> windows do not appear in lower panel
>
> Status in “gnome-panel” package in Ubuntu:
> New
>
> Bug description:
> Binary package hint: gnome-panel
>
> I updated my system this morning. I have been updating daily for
> firefox 4 beta updates and now windows that are opened do not appear
> in the panel and if I minimize them they are no longer accessible. I
> recently changed from using drivers for an onboard AMD graphics
> controller to drivers for an nVidia Card controller. I launch alarm
> clock on start up and this is opened so that the title bar is
> inaccessible and now there is no panel button to access it either some
> of my Firefox windows appear in the panel but not reliably and
> Nautilus windows mostly don't appear in the panel and so can not be
> minimized or they are lost.
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
> Package: gnome-panel 1:2.30.2-1ubuntu3
> ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-28.49-generic 2.6.35.11
> Uname: Linux 2.6.35-28-generic x86_64
> NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
> Architecture: amd64
> Date: Fri Mar 25 16:27:42 2011
> GConfNonDefault:
>
> /apps/panel/general/applet_id_list=[fast_user_switch_screen0,trashapplet_screen0,workspace_switcher_screen0,window_list_screen0,show_desktop_button_screen0,indicator_applet_screen0,notification_area_screen0,clock_screen0,applet_0,applet_1,applet_2,applet_3,applet_4]
>
> /apps/panel/general/object_id_list=[browser_launcher_screen0,menu_bar_screen0,object_0,object_1,object_2,object_3,object_4,object_5,object_6,object_7,object_8,object_9,object_10,object_11,object_12,object_13,object_14,object_15,object_16,object_17,object_18,object_19,object_20,object_24,object_21,object_23,object_22]
> /apps/panel/gener...

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jimmycourge (jimmycourge) wrote :
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Sorry about the typos in the last message, I was in a hurry.

I'm using a

   - 1 x GIGABYTE GV-N240D5-512I GeForce GT 240 512MB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI
   Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

and when I tried to install Maverick Meerkat with it installed, both screens
filled with green and red and black pixels, it installs fine under windows
with and without the driver disk and it worked OK when I installed Meerkat
with the onboard AMD graphics and downloaded the nVidia proprietary drivers
and then diabled the onboard graphics but it did not seem to recognize the
card from the install disk, maybe I screwed up, I hope not, but it does not
seem to recognize this card on install.

This probably isn't your problem but I don't know who to tell about it.

On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 5:10 AM, Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden> wrote:

> Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu
> better. Please answer these questions:
>
> * Is this reproducible?
> * If so, what specific steps should we take to recreate this bug?
>
> This will help us to find and resolve the problem.
>
> ** Changed in: gnome-panel (Ubuntu)
> Importance: Undecided => Low
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/742758
>
> Title:
> windows do not appear in lower panel
>
> Status in “gnome-panel” package in Ubuntu:
> New
>
> Bug description:
> Binary package hint: gnome-panel
>
> I updated my system this morning. I have been updating daily for
> firefox 4 beta updates and now windows that are opened do not appear
> in the panel and if I minimize them they are no longer accessible. I
> recently changed from using drivers for an onboard AMD graphics
> controller to drivers for an nVidia Card controller. I launch alarm
> clock on start up and this is opened so that the title bar is
> inaccessible and now there is no panel button to access it either some
> of my Firefox windows appear in the panel but not reliably and
> Nautilus windows mostly don't appear in the panel and so can not be
> minimized or they are lost.
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
> Package: gnome-panel 1:2.30.2-1ubuntu3
> ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-28.49-generic 2.6.35.11
> Uname: Linux 2.6.35-28-generic x86_64
> NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
> Architecture: amd64
> Date: Fri Mar 25 16:27:42 2011
> GConfNonDefault:
>
> /apps/panel/general/applet_id_list=[fast_user_switch_screen0,trashapplet_screen0,workspace_switcher_screen0,window_list_screen0,show_desktop_button_screen0,indicator_applet_screen0,notification_area_screen0,clock_screen0,applet_0,applet_1,applet_2,applet_3,applet_4]
>
> /apps/panel/general/object_id_list=[browser_launcher_screen0,menu_bar_screen0,object_0,object_1,object_2,object_3,object_4,object_5,object_6,object_7,object_8,object_9,object_10,object_11,object_12,object_13,object_14,object_15,object_16,object_17,object_18,object_19,object_20,object_24,object_21,object_23,object_22]
> /apps/panel/general/show_program_list=true
>
> /apps/panel/general/toplevel_id_list=[bottom_panel_screen0,top_panel_screen0]
> InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10...

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jimmycourge (jimmycourge) wrote :
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I just discovered something - some of the windows which should appear in the
lower panel with the other window buttons are in the upper panel but there
is a button section that is almost if not completely invisible in the top
panel
 I had to move the panels around and then delete and then recreate them by
default to get the dual-head config to work and apparently it created 2
panels one with app buttons on the top one that can't be seen.
I had wondered where the windows were going. Now if I can delete the top
panel's tendency to grab the windows and hide them I should be OK.

On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 5:10 AM, Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden> wrote:

> Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu
> better. Please answer these questions:
>
> * Is this reproducible?
> * If so, what specific steps should we take to recreate this bug?
>
> This will help us to find and resolve the problem.
>
> ** Changed in: gnome-panel (Ubuntu)
> Importance: Undecided => Low
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/742758
>
> Title:
> windows do not appear in lower panel
>
> Status in “gnome-panel” package in Ubuntu:
> New
>
> Bug description:
> Binary package hint: gnome-panel
>
> I updated my system this morning. I have been updating daily for
> firefox 4 beta updates and now windows that are opened do not appear
> in the panel and if I minimize them they are no longer accessible. I
> recently changed from using drivers for an onboard AMD graphics
> controller to drivers for an nVidia Card controller. I launch alarm
> clock on start up and this is opened so that the title bar is
> inaccessible and now there is no panel button to access it either some
> of my Firefox windows appear in the panel but not reliably and
> Nautilus windows mostly don't appear in the panel and so can not be
> minimized or they are lost.
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
> Package: gnome-panel 1:2.30.2-1ubuntu3
> ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-28.49-generic 2.6.35.11
> Uname: Linux 2.6.35-28-generic x86_64
> NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
> Architecture: amd64
> Date: Fri Mar 25 16:27:42 2011
> GConfNonDefault:
>
> /apps/panel/general/applet_id_list=[fast_user_switch_screen0,trashapplet_screen0,workspace_switcher_screen0,window_list_screen0,show_desktop_button_screen0,indicator_applet_screen0,notification_area_screen0,clock_screen0,applet_0,applet_1,applet_2,applet_3,applet_4]
>
> /apps/panel/general/object_id_list=[browser_launcher_screen0,menu_bar_screen0,object_0,object_1,object_2,object_3,object_4,object_5,object_6,object_7,object_8,object_9,object_10,object_11,object_12,object_13,object_14,object_15,object_16,object_17,object_18,object_19,object_20,object_24,object_21,object_23,object_22]
> /apps/panel/general/show_program_list=true
>
> /apps/panel/general/toplevel_id_list=[bottom_panel_screen0,top_panel_screen0]
> InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64
> (20101007)
> ProcEnviron:
> LANG=en_US.utf8
> SHELL=/bin/bash
> SourcePackage: gnome-panel
>
> To unsubscribe from this bug, go...

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jimmycourge (jimmycourge) wrote :
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I added the Window Selector Applet to both the top and bottom panels - it's
supposed to display a folder icon but usually displays an icon for firefox
instead (randomly of course choosing between two different firefox icons)
and the list of windows it displays is complete only some of the time -
sometimes all of them appear and sometimes only the windows from the lower
monitor appear - this happens on both the upper and lower panel

There doesn't seem to be an obvious way to diagnose what's wrong much less
fix the problem - the panels are supposed to be GUI configurable but the UI
is less than intuitive to say the least - I accidentally removed the show
desktop applet and had to add it back again I had to delete the workspace
switrcher add the show desktop applet and readd theshow desktop applet to
get back to what I had when I started and again there seems to be an
invisible workspace switcher in the top panel which I cannot access at all.

On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 5:10 AM, Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden> wrote:

> Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu
> better. Please answer these questions:
>
> * Is this reproducible?
> * If so, what specific steps should we take to recreate this bug?
>
> This will help us to find and resolve the problem.
>
> ** Changed in: gnome-panel (Ubuntu)
> Importance: Undecided => Low
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/742758
>
> Title:
> windows do not appear in lower panel
>
> Status in “gnome-panel” package in Ubuntu:
> New
>
> Bug description:
> Binary package hint: gnome-panel
>
> I updated my system this morning. I have been updating daily for
> firefox 4 beta updates and now windows that are opened do not appear
> in the panel and if I minimize them they are no longer accessible. I
> recently changed from using drivers for an onboard AMD graphics
> controller to drivers for an nVidia Card controller. I launch alarm
> clock on start up and this is opened so that the title bar is
> inaccessible and now there is no panel button to access it either some
> of my Firefox windows appear in the panel but not reliably and
> Nautilus windows mostly don't appear in the panel and so can not be
> minimized or they are lost.
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
> Package: gnome-panel 1:2.30.2-1ubuntu3
> ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-28.49-generic 2.6.35.11
> Uname: Linux 2.6.35-28-generic x86_64
> NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
> Architecture: amd64
> Date: Fri Mar 25 16:27:42 2011
> GConfNonDefault:
>
> /apps/panel/general/applet_id_list=[fast_user_switch_screen0,trashapplet_screen0,workspace_switcher_screen0,window_list_screen0,show_desktop_button_screen0,indicator_applet_screen0,notification_area_screen0,clock_screen0,applet_0,applet_1,applet_2,applet_3,applet_4]
>
> /apps/panel/general/object_id_list=[browser_launcher_screen0,menu_bar_screen0,object_0,object_1,object_2,object_3,object_4,object_5,object_6,object_7,object_8,object_9,object_10,object_11,object_12,object_13,object_14,object_15,object_16,object_17,object_18,object_19,object_20,ob...

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jimmycourge (jimmycourge) wrote :

I fixed it. I was able to resize the Window Selector Applet with
gconf-editor and moving some applets in the panel around so I could access
the applet preferences and deleted the WSA and now everything looks OK - I
don't know if having a Window Selector Applet resized to invisibility
constitutes a bug anymore but . . .

On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 5:10 AM, Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden> wrote:

> Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu
> better. Please answer these questions:
>
> * Is this reproducible?
> * If so, what specific steps should we take to recreate this bug?
>
> This will help us to find and resolve the problem.
>
> ** Changed in: gnome-panel (Ubuntu)
> Importance: Undecided => Low
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/742758
>
> Title:
> windows do not appear in lower panel
>
> Status in “gnome-panel” package in Ubuntu:
> New
>
> Bug description:
> Binary package hint: gnome-panel
>
> I updated my system this morning. I have been updating daily for
> firefox 4 beta updates and now windows that are opened do not appear
> in the panel and if I minimize them they are no longer accessible. I
> recently changed from using drivers for an onboard AMD graphics
> controller to drivers for an nVidia Card controller. I launch alarm
> clock on start up and this is opened so that the title bar is
> inaccessible and now there is no panel button to access it either some
> of my Firefox windows appear in the panel but not reliably and
> Nautilus windows mostly don't appear in the panel and so can not be
> minimized or they are lost.
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
> Package: gnome-panel 1:2.30.2-1ubuntu3
> ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-28.49-generic 2.6.35.11
> Uname: Linux 2.6.35-28-generic x86_64
> NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
> Architecture: amd64
> Date: Fri Mar 25 16:27:42 2011
> GConfNonDefault:
>
> /apps/panel/general/applet_id_list=[fast_user_switch_screen0,trashapplet_screen0,workspace_switcher_screen0,window_list_screen0,show_desktop_button_screen0,indicator_applet_screen0,notification_area_screen0,clock_screen0,applet_0,applet_1,applet_2,applet_3,applet_4]
>
> /apps/panel/general/object_id_list=[browser_launcher_screen0,menu_bar_screen0,object_0,object_1,object_2,object_3,object_4,object_5,object_6,object_7,object_8,object_9,object_10,object_11,object_12,object_13,object_14,object_15,object_16,object_17,object_18,object_19,object_20,object_24,object_21,object_23,object_22]
> /apps/panel/general/show_program_list=true
>
> /apps/panel/general/toplevel_id_list=[bottom_panel_screen0,top_panel_screen0]
> InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64
> (20101007)
> ProcEnviron:
> LANG=en_US.utf8
> SHELL=/bin/bash
> SourcePackage: gnome-panel
>
> To unsubscribe from this bug, go to:
>
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-panel/+bug/742758/+subscribe
>

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