Lots of graphics glitches when using dash (and other components)

Bug #963514 reported by Simon Watson on 2012-03-23
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I upgraded in the last day or so, and a previously solid Ubuntu 12.04 install, has gone down hill fast.

If I am using an application (for example chrome as I write this) everything is fine.

If I try and use anything involving unity (the dash, the global menu, the app switcher) I get lots of flickering. With dash, you can see chunks of the application underneath flickering, and as best I can tell, this is the same for the launcher and the global menu.

I'm not really sure where to start in terms of debug for this. Except to say I am using a Samsung NC10 which has the following graphics controller:

  Installed: 5.8.0-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 5.8.0-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 5.8.0-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/main i386 Packages
        500 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-proposed/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)

Steve Potts (potts1) wrote :

Also affecting me following update at 8pm GMT 23.03.2012
Launcher flickers as mouse pointer crosses it and carries on until application starts
Dash flickers again as pointer hovers over it

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug 963093, so it is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Feel free to continue to report any other bugs you may find.

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