launcher can not be revealed using mouse

Bug #953778 reported by Martin Mrazik on 2012-03-13
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

This happened after dist-upgrade this morning.
I'm unable to reveal launcher using mouse any more. No matter how hard I try, launcher just doesn't show up.
The only way how to access the applications is keyboard which is extremely inconvenient (when I press the super key, dashboard together with the launcher show up so I can workaround it this way).

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: unity 5.6.0-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-18.29-generic-pae 3.2.9
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-18-generic-pae i686
ApportVersion: 1.94.1-0ubuntu2
Architecture: i386
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,compiztoolbox,decor,resize,snap,regex,vpswitch,imgpng,unitymtgrabhandles,gnomecompat,place,mousepoll,animation,grid,move,session,workarounds,expo,wall,ezoom,fade,scale,unityshell]
Date: Tue Mar 13 08:23:33 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release i386 (20111012)
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-02-17 (24 days ago)

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Martin Mrazik (mrazik) wrote :
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Martin Mrazik (mrazik) wrote :

I can not reproduce any more and I'm not exactly sure what happened.
I tried the following:
- using "dpkg -i --force-downgrade" in /var/cache/apt/archive I tried to downgrade to unity_5.4.0+bzr2065ubuntu0
- after the downgrade I logged out/in and I was still able to reproduce the but
- gave up and run dist-upgrade again to go back to 5.6
- had to manually resolve some dependency issues (for some reasons libunity, unity-common were upgraded but unity couldn't because of some dependencies on the 5.4.0+bzr2065)
- logged out/in and it works now :-/

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Simeon (simeon5) wrote :

i can reproduce this.

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Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Confirmed after upgrade to unity 5.6

I ran "unity --reset" and set auto-hide in 'appearance/behavior' then the launcher doesn't reveal with the trackpad, the sensitivity doesn't change the behavior.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
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Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

I'm using libxfixes 1:5.0-4ubuntu2

tags: added: qa-manual-testing
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity - 5.6.0-0ubuntu2

unity (5.6.0-0ubuntu2) precise; urgency=low

  * debian/patches/01_remove_ungrab_workaround.patch:
    - remove a workaround which makes alt + keys not passing events to other
      apps (LP: #953783)
  * debian/control:
    - add libxfixes build-dep (versionned as there is an ABI break). No cmake
      file was listing it, will fix that upstream as well. ubuntu4 of libxfixes
      need an unity rebuild to avoid not being able to trigger launcher reveal
      (LP: #953778)
 -- Didier Roche <email address hidden> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 12:35:47 +0100

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Fix Released
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