Empty space in tray after every suspend.

Bug #880010 reported by Neosano on 2011-10-22
This bug affects 20 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
lxpanel (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

After every suspend I get extra empty space in my tray. Just check out the screenshot. Happens every time when I suspend my laptop.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: lxpanel 0.5.8-1ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-12.20-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu3
Architecture: i386
 FileManager=pcmanfm %s
 Terminal=lxterminal -e
Date: Sat Oct 22 19:58:17 2011
InstallationMedia: Lubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release i386 (20111012)
SourcePackage: lxpanel
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Neosano (neosanor) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in lxpanel (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Croque (pcroque) wrote :

I can confirm this on a fresh install of Lubuntu 11.10 on an eeepc 1005ha. After every suspend, there is more and more empty space in the tray. Restarting lxpanel removes the space.

This does not seem to occur on my desktop computer (also fresh install of Lubuntu 11.10).

Croque (pcroque) wrote :

This may be a duplicate of bug #846878.

Marcus S (chaosblog) wrote :

I can confirm this on Lubuntu 11.10 on an Packard Bell Dot SE-045GE Netbook.
Space gets larger with every suspend.

amjjawad  (amjjawad) wrote :

On my Desktop (P4, 368MB RAM) - Fresh Install - Lubuntu 11.10
Just ran "sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade" and I DO NOT get that bug. Looks like it's effecting laptops for some reason.

Not sure if SWAP Partition has anything to do with that?!

Croque (pcroque) wrote :

I believe this is related to the battery icon which is controlled by the xfce4 power manager. When I set the power manager to never show the icon...I do not get the extra space added after every suspend (on a freshly installed and updated Lubuntu 11.10 eeepc 1005ha...whether on AC power or battery).

I only have one laptop with Lubuntu so if anyone wants to test this work-around on another laptop:

First get rid of the extra space (if any) by resetting the panel.

    lxpanelctl restart

Then open the XFCE Power Manager.


Under 'System tray icon' select 'Never show icon' and click Close.

Now try suspending the computer and see if that fixes it.

Bazon (bazonbloch) wrote :

"Under 'System tray icon' select 'Never show icon' and click Close."

In 11.10, there is no such option. Is there a workaround?

This workaround doesn't work for me. I tried not using either xfce4-power-manager or nm-applet, and the amount of space was reduced but the bug is still there.

Cyril (thomas-cyril) wrote :

surprisingly removing the @xfce4-power-manager from the file /etc/xdg/lxsession/Lubuntu/autostart gets rid of the bug!
Ubuntu 12.04

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