flickers on changing volume/brightness when using metacity

Bug #525226 reported by Guillaume Pascal on 2010-02-21
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This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
notify-osd (Ubuntu)
Medium
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: notify-osd

When the window manager is metacity changing volume/brighness makes notify-osd flicker as shown in the attached video.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Feb 21 11:01:40 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
GtkTheme: Dust
IconTheme: Humanity-Dark
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Netbook 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Alpha i386 (20100213)
MachineType: Acer Aspire 5315
Package: notify-osd 0.9.25-0ubuntu1
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-14-generic root=UUID=9b3e106a-6249-403e-bcd8-c491cff2974f ro quiet splash
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=fr_FR.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-14.20-generic
RelatedPackageVersions:
 xserver-xorg 1:7.5+1ubuntu6
 libgl1-mesa-glx 7.7-3ubuntu1
 libdrm2 2.4.18-1ubuntu2
 xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.9.1-1ubuntu5
 xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.12.99+git20100126.e5933fd7-0ubuntu2
SourcePackage: notify-osd
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-14-generic i686
WindowManager: metacity
dmi.bios.date: 06/25/2008
dmi.bios.vendor: Acer
dmi.bios.version: V1.43
dmi.board.asset.tag: Base Board Asset Tag
dmi.board.name: Acadia
dmi.board.vendor: Acer
dmi.board.version: V1.43
dmi.chassis.type: 1
dmi.chassis.vendor: Acer
dmi.chassis.version: V1.43
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAcer:bvrV1.43:bd06/25/2008:svnAcer:pnAspire5315:pvrV1.43:rvnAcer:rnAcadia:rvrV1.43:cvnAcer:ct1:cvrV1.43:
dmi.product.name: Aspire 5315
dmi.product.version: V1.43
dmi.sys.vendor: Acer
glxinfo: Error: [Errno 2] Aucun fichier ou dossier de ce type

Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

Thanks for taking time to report this bug and make ubuntu better. The problem you are facing is not a bug in indicator-sound. its a problem of notify-osd which only happens when the window manager is metacity(when compiz is turned off).

summary: - When we increase / decrease the sound that its bug the bar
+ flickers on changing volume/brightness when compiz disabled
description: updated
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2010-02-21
description: updated

This needs to be fixed we are gonna use metacity for UNE in Lucid

Changed in notify-osd (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
summary: - flickers on changing volume/brightness when compiz disabled
+ flickers on changing volume/brightness when using metacity
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

This works fine if using compiz or mutter.

Yes, I install compiz and the problem is not present

Jacopo Moronato (jmoronat) wrote :

I don't have this issue with Ubuntu desktop and metacity compositing enabled. Could it be only related to UNE ?

Dont seem to be a UNE issue also exist in Gnome-session

On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 7:23 PM, Jacopo Moronato <email address hidden> wrote:

> I don't have this issue with Ubuntu desktop and metacity compositing
> enabled. Could it be only related to UNE ?
>
> --
> flickers on changing volume/brightness when using metacity
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/525226
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>
> Status in “notify-osd” package in Ubuntu: Confirmed
>
> Bug description:
> Binary package hint: notify-osd
>
> When the window manager is metacity changing volume/brighness makes
> notify-osd flicker as shown in the attached video.
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> Architecture: i386
> Date: Sun Feb 21 11:01:40 2010
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
> GtkTheme: Dust
> IconTheme: Humanity-Dark
> InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Netbook 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Alpha i386
> (20100213)
> MachineType: Acer Aspire 5315
> Package: notify-osd 0.9.25-0ubuntu1
> ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-14-generic
> root=UUID=9b3e106a-6249-403e-bcd8-c491cff2974f ro quiet splash
> ProcEnviron:
> LANG=fr_FR.utf8
> SHELL=/bin/bash
> ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-14.20-generic
> RelatedPackageVersions:
> xserver-xorg 1:7.5+1ubuntu6
> libgl1-mesa-glx 7.7-3ubuntu1
> libdrm2 2.4.18-1ubuntu2
> xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.9.1-1ubuntu5
> xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.12.99+git20100126.e5933fd7-0ubuntu2
> SourcePackage: notify-osd
> Uname: Linux 2.6.32-14-generic i686
> WindowManager: metacity
> dmi.bios.date: 06/25/2008
> dmi.bios.vendor: Acer
> dmi.bios.version: V1.43
> dmi.board.asset.tag: Base Board Asset Tag
> dmi.board.name: Acadia
> dmi.board.vendor: Acer
> dmi.board.version: V1.43
> dmi.chassis.type: 1
> dmi.chassis.vendor: Acer
> dmi.chassis.version: V1.43
> dmi.modalias:
> dmi:bvnAcer:bvrV1.43:bd06/25/2008:svnAcer:pnAspire5315:pvrV1.43:rvnAcer:rnAcadia:rvrV1.43:cvnAcer:ct1:cvrV1.43:
> dmi.product.name: Aspire 5315
> dmi.product.version: V1.43
> dmi.sys.vendor: Acer
> glxinfo: Error: [Errno 2] Aucun fichier ou dossier de ce type
>
>
>
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Paul Merrill (pmerrill) wrote :

If I recall correctly, I experienced flickering on Metacity when using fglrx as my graphics driver. Since I've switched to the open source radeon, it seems to have disappeared.

Paul van Genderen (paulvg) wrote :

This also happens when compiz is enabled.

Paul van Genderen (paulvg) wrote :

I don't think I'm seeing the same bug, this happens only when I use the Fn keys and keeps flickering until I switch away to a virtual console and back again. While it's flickering, it looks like gnome-panel hangs; No menus can be opened.

Paul van Genderen (paulvg) wrote :

BTW, brightness is working just fine.

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