Writer GUI rendering problems

Bug #373960 reported by Gabe Gorelick on 2009-05-09
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nvidia-graphics-drivers-180 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: Writer has a lot of user interface rendering glitches, examples of which I have attached. The most common one I have encountered is that buttons on the tool bar randomly disappear. I have also seen dropdown buttons and buttons on dialog boxes rendered weird after mouse-over (see attached images). All this happens pretty frequently, though seemingly at random. Most happen on mouse-over, but the "Button Not Rendered.png" image shows a glitch that happens seemingly at random. These glitches come and go in a session, a lot of times mousing over the badly rendered item will re-render it properly.

This has been a problem for me for a while now, since at least the launch of Intrepid, but it has gotten a lot more frequent with the upgrade to Jaunty, which is why I'm reporting it now. I have also updated the nvidia non-free graphics driver a number of times and I still have this bug.

I only really use Writer, so I don't know yet if this bug also affects the other apps, but I will see if I can reproduce them in Impress, Calc, etc.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: 1:3.0.1-9ubuntu3
 PATH=(custom, no user)
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-11-generic i686

Gabe Gorelick (gabegorelick) wrote :
Gabe Gorelick (gabegorelick) wrote :
Gabe Gorelick (gabegorelick) wrote :

After mouse-over, the drop-down button is often still rendered incorrectly.

Gabe Gorelick (gabegorelick) wrote :

For the record, this is what should happen when you mouse-over a drop-down button.

Gabe Gorelick (gabegorelick) wrote :

Behavior after mousing-over all the buttons on the save dialog.

Gabe Gorelick (gabegorelick) wrote :

Hope I've provided enough screenshots to give you an understanding of the problem.

Gabe Gorelick (gabegorelick) wrote :

Just confirmed an instance of this bug in Calc.

Chris Cheney (ccheney) wrote :

Yes, this is a nvidia driver issue. Which version of the driver are you using so I can reassign this to the proper package.


Chris Cheney

Changed in (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Gabe Gorelick (gabegorelick) wrote :

Currently I'm running NVIDIA driver 180.44, though I have had the bug on older drivers as well. My graphics card, if that helps, is the nVidia GeForce 8600M GT (rev a1).

Chris Cheney (ccheney) on 2009-05-09
affects: (Ubuntu) → nvidia-graphics-drivers-180 (Ubuntu)
Gabe Gorelick (gabegorelick) wrote :

After doing a little more research on nvidia 180 driver bugs, it looks like this is definitely a dupe of which is an instance of the metabug

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