Ubuntu 12.04 Unity glitches

Bug #1047014 reported by welshmike on 2012-09-06

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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
libreoffice (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Well it may not be actually be FireFox but a problem with icons in the Launcher.
Firefox with several tabs was running on my desktop and I had also launched Libreoffice calc.

When I clicked on the icon for Libreoffice calc in the launcher nothing happened. Also its icon was white and did not have the typical spreadsheed pattern.
I ran ubuntu-bug -w on a terminal but clicking on the Libreoffice calc icon in the launcher did not produce a bug report.
So instead I clicked a Firefox window which produced a report.
I had to exit Firefox to be able to bring Libreoffice calc to run on my desktop.

Other observations:
I like Ubuntu 12.04 Unity but it continues to have problems in applications sometimes hanging or misbehaving when they are doing things that are not simple.
This has happened too often with FireFox and occasionally with LibreOffice writer. The latter had a problem today when its windows to cut/paste/save popped up blank.

Sorry if the above is not helpful but I'm a newbie to the process of reporting a bug.

Mike Eacott

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: firefox 15.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-29.46-generic-pae 3.2.24
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-29-generic-pae i686
AddonCompatCheckDisabled: False
AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.24.
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu12
Architecture: i386
ArecordDevices:
 **** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****
 card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC662 rev1 Analog [ALC662 rev1 Analog]
   Subdevices: 1/1
   Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
AudioDevicesInUse:
 USER PID ACCESS COMMAND
 /dev/snd/controlC0: mike 1627 F.... pulseaudio
BuildID: 20120825192214
Card0.Amixer.info:
 Card hw:0 'Intel'/'HDA Intel at 0xf6800000 irq 43'
   Mixer name : 'Intel IbexPeak HDMI'
   Components : 'HDA:10ec0662,14621033,00100101 HDA:80862804,14621033,00100000'
   Controls : 25
   Simple ctrls : 12
Channel: Unavailable
Date: Thu Sep 6 17:22:39 2012
ExecutablePath: /usr/lib/firefox/firefox
ForcedLayersAccel: False
IfupdownConfig:
 auto lo
 iface lo inet loopback
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release i386 (20120423)
IpRoute:
 default via 192.168.1.1 dev wlan0 proto static
 169.254.0.0/16 dev wlan0 scope link metric 1000
 192.168.1.0/24 dev wlan0 proto kernel scope link src 192.168.1.100 metric 2
PrefSources:
 prefs.js
 [Profile]/<email address hidden>/defaults/preferences/defaults.js
Profiles: Profile0 (Default) - LastVersion=15.0/20120825192214 (In use)
RelatedPackageVersions:
 rhythmbox-mozilla 2.96-0ubuntu4.1
 totem-mozilla 3.0.1-0ubuntu21
RfKill:
 0: phy0: Wireless LAN
  Soft blocked: no
  Hard blocked: no
RunningIncompatibleAddons: False
SourcePackage: firefox
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 07/21/2010
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.bios.version: E1681IG6 VER.109
dmi.board.asset.tag: To be filled by O.E.M.
dmi.board.name: To be filled by O.E.M.
dmi.board.vendor: Micro-Star International
dmi.board.version: Ver.001
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.chassis.type: 9
dmi.chassis.vendor: Micro-Star International
dmi.chassis.version: Ver.001
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvrE1681IG6VER.109:bd07/21/2010:svnMicro-StarInternational:pnCalpellaplatform:pvrVer.001:rvnMicro-StarInternational:rnTobefilledbyO.E.M.:rvrVer.001:cvnMicro-StarInternational:ct9:cvrVer.001:
dmi.product.name: Calpella platform
dmi.product.version: Ver.001
dmi.sys.vendor: Micro-Star International

welshmike (michael-eacott) wrote :
Edward Donovan (edward.donovan) wrote :

Yeah, there are a number of reports about LibreOffice icons not working right, in the Unity Launcher. I don't know enough about the situation, beyond that, I'm afraid. I'm going to assign this to libreoffice, hoping to get it closer to the right people, and perhaps to the right bug report to dupe it to. Thanks.

affects: firefox (Ubuntu) → libreoffice (Ubuntu)

Thanks for your reply.

It is interesting that my situation was not unique.

I'm surprised that any application, especially those available through
the Ubuntu Software Centre, would have to make any changes for the Unity
user interface.

When the other hang problem I'm having with FireFox occurs again I'll
attempt to create a bug report using ubuntu-bug -w .

Oh! and guess what? While typing this email I pressed Ctrl-Superkey-D to
get to my desktop to launch a LibreOffice writer odt file and the icon
that appeared in the launcher was not the writer icon but the
LibreOffice suite icon. Please see sections of captured screenshots below:

Mike

I was expecting the icon second from the bottom of the launcher to be

P.S. I wish there was some way I could contribute to the magnificent
work of the Ubuntu team.
I'm a pensioner, had a career in mainframe Systems Software development
and am nowhere near as smart as the Ubuntu team members.

M

On 07/09/12 01:27, Edward Donovan wrote:
> Yeah, there are a number of reports about LibreOffice icons not working
> right, in the Unity Launcher. I don't know enough about the situation,
> beyond that, I'm afraid. I'm going to assign this to libreoffice,
> hoping to get it closer to the right people, and perhaps to the right
> bug report to dupe it to. Thanks.
>
>
> ** Package changed: firefox (Ubuntu) => libreoffice (Ubuntu)
>

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

This release of Ubuntu is no longer receiving maintenance updates. If this is still an issue on a maintained version of Ubuntu please let us know.

Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
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