terminal windows move to top of screen after switching workspaces

Bug #942518 reported by Nick Moffitt on 2012-02-28
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I have workspace switching bound to Ctrl-Alt-[hjkl] in vi movement key style, and I have one workspace (#2 of 9) that tends to have at least five terminal windows open in it. When I move into this workspace, I will occasionally find that all the terminal windows are jammed up against the top of the screen rather than where I left them.

If I tap Alt to bring up the HUD, and then Esc to exit the HUD, they usually re-position themselves back to where they're meant to be. But if I start moving them around, they appear to remain fixed until I re-position them all.

Sometimes it seems that windows disappear altogether, and I have to use other means to find them.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: unity 5.4.0-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-17.27-generic 3.2.6
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-17-generic x86_64

ApportVersion: 1.93-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,decor,snap,gnomecompat,grid,regex,mousepoll,compiztoolbox,resize,move,wall,animation,vpswitch,place,imgpng,workarounds,expo,fade,ezoom,session,scale,unityshell]
CompositorRunning: compiz
Date: Tue Feb 28 10:05:07 2012
DistUpgraded: Log time: 2012-02-06 09:06:52.229292
DistroCodename: precise
DistroVariant: ubuntu
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
 Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a42] (rev 07) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:20e4]
   Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:20e4]
MachineType: LENOVO 7465CTO
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcKernelCmdLine: root=UUID=5237fceb-23d0-412d-84d9-b8f8b3bf28af ro quiet splash
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-02-22 (6 days ago)
dmi.bios.date: 06/25/2009
dmi.bios.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.bios.version: 6DET55WW (3.05 )
dmi.board.name: 7465CTO
dmi.board.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.board.version: Not Available
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Information
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.chassis.version: Not Available
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnLENOVO:bvr6DET55WW(3.05):bd06/25/2009:svnLENOVO:pn7465CTO:pvrThinkPadX200s:rvnLENOVO:rn7465CTO:rvrNotAvailable:cvnLENOVO:ct10:cvrNotAvailable:
dmi.product.name: 7465CTO
dmi.product.version: ThinkPad X200s
dmi.sys.vendor: LENOVO
version.compiz: compiz 1:
version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs N/A
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.30-1ubuntu1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 8.0.1-0ubuntu2
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 8.0.1-0ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.11.4-0ubuntu4
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.14.99~git20111219.aacbd629-0ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.17.0-1ubuntu4
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20111201+b5534a1-1build2

Nick Moffitt (nick-moffitt) wrote :
Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

First of all, please don't subscribe sysadmins to bugs like these. They have nothing to do with unity.

That said, can you please post a screencast of the issue? Right now it's tough to understand it.

Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-02-29
tags: added: spread
Tim Penhey (thumper) wrote :

That is pretty freaking weird I must say.

Changed in unity:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-06-29
no longer affects: compiz-core
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

This could be related to bug 974242. Not sure.

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