unity doesn't refresh the opacity : affects wine thunder installer

Bug #907449 reported by Qian Hong on 2011-12-21
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Hello, this bug is original reported to Wine, but Wine developer thinks this is a windows manager bug. Since it only affects unity ( works on gnome-classic and XFCE ), I report it to Ubuntu and hope the Unity folks will have a look.

Wine bug: http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=29401
Bug 29401 - thunder installer in unity doesn't draw itself on start up

1. Download thunder:

2. try to install:

$ wine Thunder7.2.4.3312.exe

expect result:
Draw a complete UI, users can click "next" to install
actual result:
Draw only a transparent box, but if you know where the "next" button is, you
can click on it and continue to install

Only affects unity:
$ unity --version
unity 4.24.0

can be work around by setting "Allow the window manager to control the windows"
to false.

--- snip ---
Comment by Wine developer:
The app changes the opacity several times to do a fancy transition effect. It
works fine with XFCE, so yes, it's a Unity bug, it sounds like it doesn't
refresh the opacity.
--- snip ---

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: unity 4.24.0-0ubuntu2b1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-14.23-generic-pae 3.0.9
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-14-generic-pae i686

ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu4
Architecture: i386
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,compiztoolbox,decor,regex,place,imgpng,vpswitch,resize,move,snap,gnomecompat,mousepoll,animation,workarounds,unitymtgrabhandles,grid,expo,wall,ezoom,session,fade,scale,unityshell]
CompositorRunning: None
Date: Thu Dec 22 00:07:52 2011
DistUpgraded: Fresh install
DistroCodename: oneiric
DistroVariant: ubuntu
 dkms.conf: Error! No 'BUILT_MODULE_NAME' directive specified for record #0.
 Error! Bad conf file.
 does not represent a valid dkms.conf file.
 Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0116] (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:3975]
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" - Build i386 LIVE Binary 20111012-18:10
MachineType: LENOVO HuronRiver Platform
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-14-generic-pae root=UUID=824e443d-e51a-48ca-b995-399c98f55960 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 07/11/2011
dmi.bios.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.bios.version: 42CN36WW
dmi.board.asset.tag: Base Board Asset Tag
dmi.board.name: Emerald Lake
dmi.board.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.board.version: FAB1
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: Asset Tag
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.chassis.version: 0.1
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnLENOVO:bvr42CN36WW:bd07/11/2011:svnLENOVO:pnHuronRiverPlatform:pvrLenovoV370:rvnLENOVO:rnEmeraldLake:rvrFAB1:cvnLENOVO:ct10:cvr0.1:
dmi.product.name: HuronRiver Platform
dmi.product.version: Lenovo V370
dmi.sys.vendor: LENOVO
version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.6+bzr20110929-0ubuntu6
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+7ubuntu7
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 2:2.15.901-1ubuntu2.1
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20110411+8378443-1

Qian Hong (fracting) wrote :
summary: - wine thunder installer in unity doesn't draw itself on start up
+ unity doesn't refresh the opacity : affects wine thunder installer
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2012-02-01
Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-05-18
tags: added: wine
Andrea Azzarone (azzar1) wrote :

Is this still a problem?

Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Qian Hong (fracting) wrote :

Retested with wine-1.7.31 and unity 7.2.3, fixed for me, thanks!

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

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

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

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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