Popup menu flickers on Firefox and Sway combo

Bug #1924800 reported by Huseyin Fahri Uzun
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
sway (Ubuntu)

Bug Description


Drop down and context menus flickers on Firefox with WAYLAND enabled on Sway. It fixed on latest Sway version above PR, which is missing on 20.04

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in sway (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Wouter Horré (wouterh) wrote :

There's a backport of the fix to sway 1.5 here:

I'll look into publishing a patched packaged to my PPA later this week. It's been a while since I did any ubuntu packaging, so it might take a while to get it right.

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Wouter Horré (wouterh) wrote :

This is a debdiff that adds the backported fix for this bug available here:


This builds successfully in pbuilder. I have installed the updated package and I can confirm the flickering of firefox's popups is gone.

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Wouter Horré (wouterh) wrote :

I have pushed a package with the fix to a PPA:

Builds are still running, but updated packages should be available there soon.

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Ubuntu Foundations Team Bug Bot (crichton) wrote :

The attachment "1-1.5.1-2ubuntu1.debdiff" seems to be a debdiff. The ubuntu-sponsors team has been subscribed to the bug report so that they can review and hopefully sponsor the debdiff. If the attachment isn't a patch, please remove the "patch" flag from the attachment, remove the "patch" tag, and if you are member of the ~ubuntu-sponsors, unsubscribe the team.

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tags: added: patch
Mathew Hodson (mhodson)
Changed in sway (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
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Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

I've gone ahead and uploaded this as an SRU for Impish (21.10) but this bug could use an SRU template. Could you please add one following the guidance at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StableReleaseUpdates#SRU_Bug_Template? Thanks in advance.

 $ dput sway_1.5.1-2ubuntu1_source.changes
Trying to upload package to ubuntu
Checking signature on .changes
gpg: /tmp/pkgs/impish/sway_1.5.1-2ubuntu1_source.changes: Valid signature from 1E918B66765B3E31
Checking signature on .dsc
gpg: /tmp/pkgs/impish/sway_1.5.1-2ubuntu1.dsc: Valid signature from 1E918B66765B3E31
Uploading to ubuntu (via ftp to upload.ubuntu.com):
  Uploading sway_1.5.1-2ubuntu1.dsc: done.
  Uploading sway_1.5.1-2ubuntu1.debian.tar.xz: done.
  Uploading sway_1.5.1-2ubuntu1_source.buildinfo: done.
  Uploading sway_1.5.1-2ubuntu1_source.changes: done.
Successfully uploaded packages.

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Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

This package was incorrectly auto-accepted into impish-proposed by a script. I have subsequently removed it from impish-proposed; since the package has now been accepted and then removed, in order for this SRU process to progress, an SRU template will need to be provided and then someone will need to ping a member of the ~ubuntu-sru team to recover the package from deletion.

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Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote : Proposed package upload rejected

An upload of sway to impish-proposed has been rejected from the upload queue for the following reason: "new upstream version, not for SRU".

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