Tomboy breaks Unity on Logout

Bug #883370 reported by n3rd on 2011-10-29
This bug affects 5 people
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tomboy (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

It looks like Tomboy breaks unity. It is not possible logout properly anymore if Tomboy runs, no matter if you run Unity 2D or 3D. Here is what I did:

1. Login Ubuntu 2D or 3D
2. Start Tomboy
3. Try to Logout

While Tomboy is running, Logout / Reboot / Restart takes tens of seconds and windows are reduced to old Gnome appearance (similar to when compiz crashes). After loggin in problems still show up. Only restarting allows to put system back to normal.

It was confirmed on 11.10 Live CD, x32 & x 64 fresh install with all updates. See also

Aibara Iduas (aibaraiduas) wrote :

I can still logout/reboot/restart, so I might have a different problem, but with Tomboy running when I log out the panel and launcher disappear but the desktop stays visible for a long while. The desktop icons seem to revert to grey GNOME ones and then it just sit there. It takes a good 30-40 seconds for the process to complete, instead of just a few seconds when I close Tomboy prior to logging out.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in tomboy (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Rik Shaw (rik-shaw) wrote :

I was the one on askubuntu to confirm the problem for 32bit Oneiric.

I can confirm Aidbara Iduus's comments. Namely that logout will eventually happen, but in the meantime, all windows lose decoration and Unity is gone. Even after that, when re-logging in there are some problems with keyboard entry, etc. that cause me to need to restart to get a fully working system again.

n3rd (n3rd) on 2011-11-01
description: updated

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug 880299, so it is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Feel free to continue to report any other bugs you may find.

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