unity flicker

Bug #963867 reported by Diska on 2012-03-24
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

after upgrade to unity 5.8 all desktop flicker when mouse pass over,

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: unity 5.8.0-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-20.32-generic 3.2.12
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-20-generic x86_64

ApportVersion: 1.95-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,decor,gnomecompat,resize,place,imgpng,snap,vpswitch,session,compiztoolbox,regex,mousepoll,animation,move,grid,expo,ezoom,workarounds,wall,fade,scale,unityshell]
CompositorRunning: compiz
Date: Sat Mar 24 13:37:11 2012
DistUpgraded: 2012-02-01 23:10:54,307 DEBUG enabling apt cron job
DistroCodename: precise
DistroVariant: ubuntu
GlAlternative: lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 27 Aug 3 2011 /etc/alternatives/gl_conf -> /usr/lib/pxpress/ld.so.conf
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release amd64 (20110427.1)
MachineType: Sony Corporation VPCEB1Z1E
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-3.2.0-20-generic root=UUID=270839c1-b763-475a-a065-1e1105f170f6 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-02-01 (51 days ago)
dmi.bios.date: 07/20/2010
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.bios.version: R0300Y8
dmi.board.asset.tag: N/A
dmi.board.name: VAIO
dmi.board.vendor: Sony Corporation
dmi.board.version: N/A
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: N/A
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: Sony Corporation
dmi.chassis.version: N/A
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvrR0300Y8:bd07/20/2010:svnSonyCorporation:pnVPCEB1Z1E:pvrC6045YWV:rvnSonyCorporation:rnVAIO:rvrN/A:cvnSonyCorporation:ct10:cvrN/A:
dmi.product.name: VPCEB1Z1E
dmi.product.version: C6045YWV
dmi.sys.vendor: Sony Corporation
version.compiz: compiz 1:
version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs 20090808ubuntu35
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.32-1ubuntu1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 8.0.2-0ubuntu2
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 8.0.2-0ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.11.4-0ubuntu7
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.7.0-0ubuntu1
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

Diska (discardi-nicola) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Leonardo Robol (leo.robol) wrote :

Doing unity --reset solved my issues with flickering - but after doing that I realized that I may have lost some useful information for debugging.
Anyway, I have played a little with unity options in ccsm during 12.04 testing, so my unity configuration was certainly not stock and the problem could have been totally my fault.

Matthijs (tijs) wrote :

I did not play with Unity options and I have the same problem on my HP Pavilion dm1 netbook since the update to Unity 5.8: flickering screen. Very unpleasant, not usable.

Matthijs (tijs) wrote :

But unity --reset seems to help indeed.

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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