Trying to minimize Unity Dash to make it fit on a 1024x768 screen makes Unity freeze and then, after I log out by killing X, never start again

Bug #839200 reported by Kenny Strawn on 2011-09-02
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This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Unity
Fix Released
Critical
Neil J. Patel
unity (Ubuntu)
Critical
Neil J. Patel

Bug Description

Upon logging in to an 11.10 installation on a desktop with an Intel integrated graphics card after the Beta update, I get a black screen and end up having to use Unity 2D instead of the Compiz-based Unity.

Update: It seems as though Unity won't minimize beyond 1366x768 without freezing and never starting again.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: unity 4.12.0-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-9.15-generic 3.0.3
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-9-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,decor,mousepoll,vpswitch,regex,animation,snap,expo,move,compiztoolbox,place,grid,imgpng,gnomecompat,wall,ezoom,workarounds,resize,fade,unitymtgrabhandles,scale,session,unityshell]
CompositorRunning: None
Date: Thu Sep 1 18:05:31 2011
DistUpgraded: Fresh install
DistroCodename: oneiric
DistroVariant: ubuntu
DkmsStatus: bcmwl, 5.100.82.38+bdcom, 3.0.0-9-generic, x86_64: installed
GraphicsCard:
 Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2772] (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:817a]
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Beta amd64 (20110831)
MachineType: System manufacturer System Product Name
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-9-generic root=UUID=ac790127-abff-484a-96c2-38ead3e6c49a ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 08/01/2007
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.bios.version: 0207
dmi.board.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.board.name: P5GC-MX/1333
dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
dmi.board.version: Rev x.xx
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: Asset-1234567890
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: ASUSTek Computer INC.
dmi.chassis.version: Rev 1.xx
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvr0207:bd08/01/2007:svnSystemmanufacturer:pnSystemProductName:pvrRev1.xx:rvnASUSTeKComputerINC.:rnP5GC-MX/1333:rvrRevx.xx:cvnASUSTekComputerINC.:ct3:cvrRev1.xx:
dmi.product.name: System Product Name
dmi.product.version: Rev 1.xx
dmi.sys.vendor: System manufacturer
version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.5.92+bzr2791-0ubuntu1
version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs N/A
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.26-1ubuntu1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 7.11-0ubuntu3
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 7.11-0ubuntu3
version.xserver-xorg: xserver-xorg 1:7.6+7ubuntu6
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.6.0-1ubuntu13
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.14.99~git20110811.g93fc084-0ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.15.901-1ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20110411+8378443-1

Kenny Strawn (kenny-strawn) wrote :
summary: - Black screen when running Unity on 11.10 Beta with an Intel graphics
- card
+ Unity won't start in 11.10 Beta with an Intel graphics card
summary: - Unity won't start in 11.10 Beta with an Intel graphics card
+ Unity won't start in 11.10 Beta: Trying to minimize Unity Dash to make
+ it fit on a 1024x600 screen makes Unity freeze and then, after I log out
+ by killing X, never start again
description: updated
summary: Unity won't start in 11.10 Beta: Trying to minimize Unity Dash to make
- it fit on a 1024x600 screen makes Unity freeze and then, after I log out
+ it fit on a 1024x768 screen makes Unity freeze and then, after I log out
by killing X, never start again
summary: - Unity won't start in 11.10 Beta: Trying to minimize Unity Dash to make
- it fit on a 1024x768 screen makes Unity freeze and then, after I log out
- by killing X, never start again
+ Trying to minimize Unity Dash to make it fit on a 1024x768 screen makes
+ Unity freeze and then, after I log out by killing X, never start again
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Matt Goodall (matt-goodall) wrote :

Just to clarify the "Confirmed" status ... I'm about 99.9% sure I am experiencing this too. I was definitely fiddling with the dash minimise just before I restarted and now unity won't start. I've tried deleting various compiz/unity related config directories and restarting X, gconfd, etc but, so far, nothing has helped.

Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

I can reproduce this bug 100% with trunk on my netbook 1024*600 resolutions. Unity wont start at all after that.

Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Critical
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Critical
Changed in unity:
milestone: none → 4.14.0
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
milestone: none → ubuntu-11.10-beta-2
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2011-09-05
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Neil J. Patel (njpatel)
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2011-09-05
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Neil J. Patel (njpatel)
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) wrote :

This should be fixed with the fixes in trunk to prevent Unity from going into a infinite layout loop at some sizes.

Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-09-08
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
tags: added: rls-mgr-o-tracking
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity - 4.14.2-0ubuntu1

---------------
unity (4.14.2-0ubuntu1) oneiric; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.
    - unity crashed with AttributeError in reset_unity_compiz_profile(): 'str'
      object has no attribute 'get_string' (LP: #809378)
    - Trying to minimize Unity Dash to make it fit on a 1024x768 screen makes
      Unity freeze and then, after I log out by killing X, never start again
      (LP: #839200)
    - unity-panel-service crashed with SIGSEGV in main_arena() (LP: #817477)
    - UIFe: Panel - Indicators should be orderable regardless of their parent
      IndicatorObject (LP: #823061)
    - 'Show Desktop' fails to hand focus to desktop (LP: #836315)
    - Dash - Functionality of top left close, minimise and maximise/restore
      window decorations is confused (LP: #838875)
    - unity-panel-service Leaks Memory (LP: #779185)
    - Missing lens shortcuts (Super-A, Super-F) (LP: #834078)
    - Unity window switcher takes over <alt> key (LP: #835699)
    - update assets for window buttons (topleft) with dash opened
      (LP: #836655)
    - Where the average background colour is either very light or dark, adjust
      this value to darken/lighten in order to preserve readability
      (LP: #837993)
    - Applications don't have priority over other results (LP: #839518)
    - task tray icons are misaligned and badly sized (LP: #839354)
    - UIFe: Dash - Shape and positioning of most of the elements in the Dash
      need adjustment (LP: #841945)
    - Cannot drag applications from dash to desktop (LP: #756614)
    - systray icons still visible on each desktop in expo mode (LP: #759129)
    - transparency on unity panel broken (LP: #827012)
    - Window buttons and application menu don't autohide if left edge is
      touched (LP: #835637)
    - 'Filter results' should be right indented as in the mockups(and unity-
      2d) (LP: #838118)
    - window title should not appear until cursor leaves the menubar
      (LP: #838759)
    - Window title is not redrawn on leaving global-menu from buttons
      (LP: #839488)
    - In the dash, main text field can not be edited, except at the end
      (LP: #840862)
    - Quicklist can't be correctly hidden (LP: #843425)
    - After double clicking on the panel to restore a window, the menus won't
      be hidden on mouse-out (LP: #838021)
    - After restoring a window the application title doesn't fade-out and it
      goes below the menus (LP: #838479)
  * debian/control:
    - build-dep on latest libunity-dev for ABI/API break, nux
  * debian/rules:
    - bump shlibs, remove tweak for garantuing the version as the ABI
      is considered stable until finale now.
 -- Didier Roche <email address hidden> Thu, 08 Sep 2011 20:07:50 +0200

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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