xterm window keeps moving on maximizing

Bug #799112 reported by Ramkumar R. Aiyengar on 2011-06-18
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity

Maximizing an xterm window in Unity makes it move continuously by a few pixels every second in the top-left direction. (i.e. the top left part of the window keeps moving out of the screen)

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: unity 3.8.16-0ubuntu1~natty1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-10.44-generic 2.6.38.7
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-10-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,decor,compiztoolbox,obs,imgpng,unitymtgrabhandles,grid,vpswitch,screenshot,move,titleinfo,place,regex,switcher,ring,commands,session,mousepoll,animation,resize,workarounds,wall,wobbly,fade,expo,scale,unityshell]
CompositorRunning: compiz
Date: Sat Jun 18 11:19:03 2011
DistUpgraded: Log time: 2011-04-17 17:34:49.949116
DistroCodename: natty
DistroVariant: ubuntu
GraphicsCard:
 ATI Technologies Inc M76 [Radeon Mobility HD 2600 Series] [1002:9581] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:3c2d]
MachineType: LENOVO INVALID
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_GB:en
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=en_GB.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/zsh
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-10-generic root=/dev/mapper/default-boot ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
ProcVersionSignature_: Ubuntu 2.6.38-10.44-generic 2.6.38.7
ProcVersionSignature__: Ubuntu 2.6.38-10.44-generic 2.6.38.7
Renderer: Unknown
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-04-17 (61 days ago)
dmi.bios.date: 04/18/2008
dmi.bios.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.bios.version: 08ET33WW (0.33 )
dmi.board.name: INVALID
dmi.board.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.board.version: Not Applicable
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Tag
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.chassis.version: N/A
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnLENOVO:bvr08ET33WW(0.33):bd04/18/2008:svnLENOVO:pnINVALID:pvrIdeaPadY710:rvnLENOVO:rnINVALID:rvrNotApplicable:cvnLENOVO:ct10:cvrN/A:
dmi.product.name: INVALID
dmi.product.version: IdeaPad Y710
dmi.sys.vendor: LENOVO
version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.4+bzr20110606-0ubuntu1~natty1
version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs 20090808ubuntu13
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.xserver-xorg: xserver-xorg 1:7.6+4ubuntu3.1
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

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Looks like a bug in the wobbly plugin. I'll look into it at some
point, but more as a backlog thing.

On Sat, Jun 18, 2011 at 6:30 PM, Ramkumar R. Aiyengar
<email address hidden> wrote:
> ** Attachment added: "Video of the problem"
>   https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/799112/+attachment/2173951/+files/xterm-moving.ogv
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are a member of Unity
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> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/799112
>
> Title:
>  xterm window keeps moving on maximizing
>
> Status in “unity” package in Ubuntu:
>  New
>
> Bug description:
>  Binary package hint: unity
>
>  Maximizing an xterm window in Unity makes it move continuously by a
>  few pixels every second in the top-left direction. (i.e. the top left
>  part of the window keeps moving out of the screen)
>
>  ProblemType: Bug
>  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
>  Package: unity 3.8.16-0ubuntu1~natty1
>  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-10.44-generic 2.6.38.7
>  Uname: Linux 2.6.38-10-generic x86_64
>  Architecture: amd64
>  CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,decor,compiztoolbox,obs,imgpng,unitymtgrabhandles,grid,vpswitch,screenshot,move,titleinfo,place,regex,switcher,ring,commands,session,mousepoll,animation,resize,workarounds,wall,wobbly,fade,expo,scale,unityshell]
>  CompositorRunning: compiz
>  Date: Sat Jun 18 11:19:03 2011
>  DistUpgraded: Log time: 2011-04-17 17:34:49.949116
>  DistroCodename: natty
>  DistroVariant: ubuntu
>  GraphicsCard:
>   ATI Technologies Inc M76 [Radeon Mobility HD 2600 Series] [1002:9581] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
>     Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:3c2d]
>  MachineType: LENOVO INVALID
>  ProcEnviron:
>   LANGUAGE=en_GB:en
>   PATH=(custom, user)
>   LANG=en_GB.UTF-8
>   SHELL=/bin/zsh
>  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-10-generic root=/dev/mapper/default-boot ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
>  ProcVersionSignature_: Ubuntu 2.6.38-10.44-generic 2.6.38.7
>  ProcVersionSignature__: Ubuntu 2.6.38-10.44-generic 2.6.38.7
>  Renderer: Unknown
>  SourcePackage: unity
>  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-04-17 (61 days ago)
>  dmi.bios.date: 04/18/2008
>  dmi.bios.vendor: LENOVO
>  dmi.bios.version: 08ET33WW (0.33 )
>  dmi.board.name: INVALID
>  dmi.board.vendor: LENOVO
>  dmi.board.version: Not Applicable
>  dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Tag
>  dmi.chassis.type: 10
>  dmi.chassis.vendor: LENOVO
>  dmi.chassis.version: N/A
>  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnLENOVO:bvr08ET33WW(0.33):bd04/18/2008:svnLENOVO:pnINVALID:pvrIdeaPadY710:rvnLENOVO:rnINVALID:rvrNotApplicable:cvnLENOVO:ct10:cvrN/A:
>  dmi.product.name: INVALID
>  dmi.product.version: IdeaPad Y710
>  dmi.sys.vendor: LENOVO
>  version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.4+bzr20110606-0ubuntu1~natty1
>  version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs 20090808ubuntu13
>  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.xserver-xorg: xserver-xorg 1:7.6+4ubuntu3.1
>  version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.14.0-0ubuntu4
>  ver...

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Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
assignee: nobody → Sam "SmSpillaz" Spilsbury (smspillaz)
milestone: none → oneiric-alpha-3

Thanks, forgot to add, the behaviour just started sometime in the last month.

Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-06-20
Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
rkidder (rkidder) wrote :

I'm experiencing this same issue and the video attached by Ramkumar shows it perfectly. It seems limited to xterm (all the other applications I've tried, including gnome-terminal behave normally). I'm also running 11.04 on 2.6.38-8-generic, however, I'm on x86 running legacy Gnome with an nvidia 4200M/PCI/SSE2 (275.19).

rkidder (rkidder) wrote :

P.S. I also have wobbly windows enabled in Compiz. Disabling that option stops the behaviour so I think you're on the right track.

ThomasAdam (thomas-adam22) wrote :

Yes, it's moving towards the top-left because that's the default window bit gravity -- and looking at xev(1) as the window moves, it's receiving non-stop ConfigureNotify events. Fail.

Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-07-22
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
milestone: oneiric-alpha-3 → none
assignee: Sam Spilsbury (smspillaz) → nobody

Are you still experiencing this bug in any current supported Ubuntu release? (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases)

If so please execute the following command in a terminal, as it will automatically gather debugging information:
apport-collect 799112

Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → 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
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for Unity because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Expired
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