ISO testing: "Examples" folder and "Install Ubuntu 11.10" icons overlap each other on the desktop

Bug #838714 reported by Colin Ian King on 2011-09-01
This bug affects 11 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

ISO testing:

Testcase: Install (entire disk)

After booting to the desktop, the "Examples" folder icon and "Install Ubuntu 11.10" icon on the desktop are layered on-top of each other, which is messy and possibly confusing. Attached is a screen shot of the bug.

Colin Ian King (colin-king) wrote :
tags: added: iso-testing
Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Thanks for your report. I confirm this problem on a 1024x600 display

Changed in ubuntu:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
affects: Ubuntu Oneiric → casper (Ubuntu Oneiric)
Changed in casper (Ubuntu Oneiric):
milestone: none → ubuntu-11.10-beta-2
Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

strangely is doesn't happen every time.

Colin Ian King (colin-king) wrote :

I can confirm it doesn't happen every time too.

Dave Walker (davewalker) on 2011-09-23
Changed in casper (Ubuntu):
milestone: ubuntu-11.10-beta-2 → ubuntu-11.10
Gary M (garym) on 2011-09-27
tags: added: nautilus-desktop-icons oneiric
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Setting the Oneiric task to Won't Fix since this would require the ISOs to be rebuilt.

Changed in casper (Ubuntu Oneiric):
milestone: ubuntu-11.10 → none
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
Changed in casper (Ubuntu):
milestone: ubuntu-11.10 → ubuntu-12.04
tags: added: rls-mgr-p-tracking
tags: added: ubuntu
tags: added: rls-p-tracking
removed: rls-mgr-p-tracking
Steve Langasek (vorlon) on 2011-11-16
Changed in casper (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Installer Team (ubuntu-installer)
tags: added: precise
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

I haven't been able to make this happen in a VM for testing. My best guess was that it might be possible to trigger this by making sure that those two .desktop files have identical mtimes, but that doesn't seem to trigger it for me. Perhaps it's also resolution-dependent, though, as something like this would explain why you don't see this every time.

In any case, as far as I know, casper has no direct control over this; it just drops some files into place in /home/ubuntu/Desktop/. nautilus is responsible for drawing the desktop, and anything we do in casper would at best be a workaround. Reassigning over to nautilus and the desktop team.

Changed in casper (Ubuntu):
assignee: Ubuntu Installer Team (ubuntu-installer) → Canonical Desktop Team (canonical-desktop-team)
affects: casper (Ubuntu) → nautilus (Ubuntu)
Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2012-03-09
tags: added: rls-mgr-p-tracking
removed: rls-p-tracking

That's not only live ISO testing. I've been having this very problem on my (1024x600) netbook since Oneiric (or was it Natty ?) and it's still there in Precise Beta :

- Right after login, I always have the 3 topmost icons on my desktop OK, while the lower-end icons are all "piled" on top of each other.

- I usually right-click the desktop then "sort icons by name", that fixes the issue... until newt login where the mess is back.

So that's definitelly not a live-CD issue, but a more general Ubuntu desktop issue.


I have tested on live usb persistent precise-desktop-amd64.iso 20120318 c15c06ee3e1a7606cfd3c950bb9025a7

For copy files on the desktop, the icons are overlapping.

I think, nautilus has issue

tags: added: qa-manual-testing

It occurs on Precise and different hardware I used for Oneiric with a resolution of 1366x768 (96dpi)

tags: added: rls-p-tracking
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu localized ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: localized-iso
tags: removed: rls-p-tracking
Carla Sella (carla-sella) wrote :

It happened to me testing while carrying out a live usb persistent key test on iso, after rebooting to verify the history of firefox was kept (as it says in the test case) I found the two icons overlapped.

Carla Sella (carla-sella) wrote :

It happened again testing iso of Quantal alfa 1.

Carla Sella (carla-sella) wrote :

This happened again on testing Quantal daily iso: on a live USB non persistent key, test:
The first time you boot the live USB persistent key, everything is ok, when you reboot you get the overlaped icons.

Hello, I have tested Edubuntu amd64 20121211 (md5sum:- 55c0d1196032c280c018f75c22dc5c5d *raring-dvd-amd64.iso), on live usb persistent.

This bug is confirmed!

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
assignee: Canonical Desktop Team (canonical-desktop-team) → nobody
milestone: ubuntu-12.04 → none
dino99 (9d9) wrote :

This is not seen on Precise nowadays

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

I had a similar issue with today's daily yakkety image but opened a new bug for it: bug 1611955.

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