nautilus crashes mouse (weird display)

Bug #226557 reported by ThiloPfennig on 2008-05-04
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xorg (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Description: Ubuntu 8.04
Release: 8.04

  Installed: 1:2.22.2-0ubuntu4
  Candidate: 1:2.22.2-0ubuntu4
  Version table:
 *** 1:2.22.2-0ubuntu4 0
        500 hardy/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/stat

Every once in a while after many hours I wittnessed that my mouse only displays weird traces on the monitor. I always resetted X11 to solve. Today I found out another solution. If I kill nautilus with "killall nautilus" on the command line nautilus reloads and the effect is gone when I switch back to X11 with ALT-F7. So I suppose some of the new stuff in nautlius 2.22 messes with the mouse. I now had this effect twice in a row (while writing this report) and every time the killing of nautilus was the solution.

I have to make a correction: I can solve this not through killing nautilus but when switching display lile:

Ctrl+Alt+F2 and again Ctrl+Alt+F7

So this is not nautilus related like I first thought.

Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote :

Hi tpfennig,

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. You reported this bug a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in it recently. We were wondering is this still an issue for you? Can you try with the latest development release of Ubuntu? (ISOs are available from

If it remains an issue, could you also attach a new /var/log/Xorg.0.log?
Thanks in advance.

The output of lspci -vvnn would also be worth having.

Changed in xorg:
status: New → Incomplete
Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote :

We're closing this bug since it is has been some time with no response from the original reporter. However, if the issue still exists please feel free to reopen with the requested information. Also, if you could, please test against the latest development version of Ubuntu, since this confirms the bug is one we may be able to pass upstream for help.

Changed in xorg:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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