Update Manager window does not seem to redraw

Bug #1030545 reported by Thomas Ward on 2012-07-29
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Update manager, when started automatically to report there are updates, auto-minimizes itself. Upon auto-minimize, when you restore the window, it returns a white box you cannot interact with.

Workaround is to close update manager and restart it manually, which fixes the issue since it will not auto-minimize.

This does not happen when the window loses focus but remains non-minimized.

Potential importance level:
Low

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: update-manager 1:0.156.14.5
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-26.41-generic 3.2.19
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-26-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu11
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Jul 29 11:48:58 2012
GsettingsChanges:
 com.ubuntu.update-manager first-run false
 com.ubuntu.update-manager launch-time 1343575968
 com.ubuntu.update-manager window-height 741
 com.ubuntu.update-manager window-width 801
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120425)
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=xterm
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/zsh
SourcePackage: update-manager
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Thomas Ward (teward) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Jan Rathmann (kaiserclaudius) wrote :

I am seeing this too. When update manager is auto-started when updates are avaiable (in a minimized stated) and I click on its launcher icon, its window is empty.

A easier workaround for me than closing and restarting update-manager is to just minimize it and then bringing it up again. Then its window content is shown properly.

For me this seems to happen every time when there are updates avaiable. My launcher is set to auto-hide, just to mention.

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