Unity task launcher on LHS not loading when I log in

Bug #794970 reported by Rory McCann on 2011-06-09
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity

I upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04 today and I'm using the default unity. For the first few times I logged in everything seemed normal. However after 1 or 2 logins later, the task launcher at the left hand side of the screen (and the top bar with the log out / me menu) didn't load and were missing. I was unable to launch any programmes at all. I had to use SysReq to reboot the machine into classic mode.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: unity 3.8.12-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic-pae 2.6.38.2
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic-pae i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
.proc.driver.nvidia.gpus.0: Error: [Errno 21] Is a directory: '/proc/driver/nvidia/gpus/0'
.proc.driver.nvidia.registry: Binary: ""
.proc.driver.nvidia.version:
 NVRM version: NVIDIA UNIX x86 Kernel Module 270.41.06 Mon Apr 18 14:54:25 PDT 2011
 GCC version: gcc version 4.5.2 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.5.2-8ubuntu4)
Architecture: i386
CompizPlugins: No value set for `/apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/active_plugins'
CompositorRunning: compiz
Date: Thu Jun 9 11:36:09 2011
DistUpgraded: Log time: 2011-06-09 09:32:12.185379
DistroCodename: natty
DistroVariant: ubuntu
DkmsStatus:
 nvidia-current, 270.41.06, 2.6.35-28-generic-pae, i686: installed
 nvidia-current, 270.41.06, 2.6.38-8-generic-pae, i686: installed
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
GraphicsCard:
 nVidia Corporation G84 [GeForce 8600 GT] [10de:0402] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:825c]
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Server 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100427)
InstallationMedia_: Ubuntu-Server 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100427)
InstallationMedia__: Ubuntu-Server 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100427)
JockeyStatus:
 xorg:nvidia_173 - NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (Proprietary, Disabled, Not in use)
 xorg:nvidia_current - NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (Proprietary, Enabled, Not in use)
MachineType: Hewlett-Packard HP Compaq dc7800p Convertible Minitower
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_IE:en
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=en_IE.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-8-generic-pae root=UUID=d10771dd-f5c1-4708-bb30-b257d2cc26c5 ro quiet
ProcVersionSignature_: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic-pae 2.6.38.2
ProcVersionSignature__: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic-pae 2.6.38.2
Renderer: Unknown
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-06-09 (0 days ago)
dmi.bios.date: 07/18/2007
dmi.bios.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.bios.version: 786F1 v01.04
dmi.board.asset.tag: CZC8112JJ8
dmi.board.name: 0AACh
dmi.board.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: CZC8112JJ8
dmi.chassis.type: 6
dmi.chassis.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnHewlett-Packard:bvr786F1v01.04:bd07/18/2007:svnHewlett-Packard:pnHPCompaqdc7800pConvertibleMinitower:pvr:rvnHewlett-Packard:rn0AACh:rvr:cvnHewlett-Packard:ct6:cvr:
dmi.product.name: HP Compaq dc7800p Convertible Minitower
dmi.sys.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.4+bzr20110415-0ubuntu2
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.23-1ubuntu6
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 7.10.2-0ubuntu2
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 7.10.2-0ubuntu2
version.nvidia-graphics-drivers: nvidia-graphics-drivers N/A
version.xserver-xorg: xserver-xorg 1:7.6+4ubuntu3
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.14.0-0ubuntu4
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.14.0-4ubuntu7.1
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20110107+b795ca6e-0ubuntu7

Rory McCann (rorymcc) wrote :
Harry van Haaren (harryhaaren) wrote :

Can't reproduce here, did you have any "strange" applets / things in the either the dock or menu?

Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

Seems like Unity is crashing. Could you log into Unity, and when you get a blank desktop, press Ctrl+Alt+F2, login there on the text console, and type >> cp .xsession-errors xsession-errors-for-bug << , then type >> sudo service gdm restart << and login to Classic Desktop, and then attach the xsession-errors-for-bug file found in your home directory, to this bug? Thanks!

Omer Akram (om26er) on 2011-06-23
Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for unity (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2011-08-23
Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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