Unity unstable after updates (flickering Desktop, dash, top bar)

Bug #964280 reported by rue on 2012-03-25
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Bug Description

after installing updates and rebooting, grapics are very unstable, when ever you move the mouse the desktop flickers, dash, and top bar are unstabe.
I also have the Kubuntu -desktop installed as well, I have logged into that and it seems fine.

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 i686
.tmp.unity.support.test.0:

ApportVersion: 1.95-0ubuntu1
Architecture: i386
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,compiztoolbox,decor,regex,imgpng,grid,resize,animation,unitymtgrabhandles,mousepoll,vpswitch,expo,place,snap,gnomecompat,move,session,workarounds,ezoom,wall,fade,scale,unityshell]
CompositorRunning: compiz
Date: Sun Mar 25 14:41:42 2012
DistUpgraded: Fresh install
DistroCodename: precise
DistroVariant: ubuntu
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Alpha i386 (20111129.1)
MachineType: Acer Veriton L460
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_NZ:en
 TERM=xterm
 LANG=en_NZ.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-20-generic root=UUID=57cbc062-bac0-435f-85ec-500ec335d6e7 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 09/24/2007
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.bios.version: R01-A1
dmi.board.name: G31
dmi.board.vendor: Acer
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.chassis.version: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvrR01-A1:bd09/24/2007:svnAcer:pnVeritonL460:pvrR01-A1:rvnAcer:rnG31:rvr:cvnToBeFilledByO.E.M.:ct3:cvrToBeFilledByO.E.M.:
dmi.product.name: Veriton L460
dmi.product.version: R01-A1
dmi.sys.vendor: Acer
version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.7.2-0ubuntu1
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

rue (ruenoak) wrote :
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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