[spread] missing background when using a slideshow wallpaper

Bug #703574 reported by Paul Taylor on 2011-01-16
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
unity-2d (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The application menu in unity-qt is not working correctly in unity-qt on Maverick 10.10.
The screenshot shows how my menu is looking.

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Paul Taylor (ptptaylor) wrote :
Florian Boucault (fboucault) wrote :

Thanks for reporting the bug Paul.
The bad behaviour you describe is the fact that the background is white? If so, do you know what background image you use? Is it the default ubuntu wallpaper?

Changed in unity-2d:
status: New → Incomplete
Paul Taylor (ptptaylor) wrote :

No my background is of an picture (jpg) and it not white - also not the default ubuntu wallpaper.
I have been looking around the web, and I'm thinking it might be to do with an incomplete install as I am running 64bit, which had an issue with the PPA I believe when I installed unity-qt.

Thanks for the answer Paul. Can you attach the wallpaper you are using to this bug report?

summary: - Application menu incorrect
+ [dash] white background shown instead of wallpaper
Paul Taylor (ptptaylor) wrote :

Ok, now that you have mentioned the wallpaper it has made a bit more sense.
I had a slideshow wallpaper active. If you choose one of the slideshow wallpapers available then it will cause the problem I was facing before. Now if I just use a static wallpaper everything behaves as it should do.

Olivier Tilloy (osomon) on 2011-01-17
summary: - [dash] white background shown instead of wallpaper
+ [dash] white background when using a slideshow wallpaper
Changed in unity-2d:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
summary: - [dash] white background when using a slideshow wallpaper
+ [dash & spread] white background when using a slideshow wallpaper
Changed in unity-2d:
importance: Low → Medium

I've also had an issue with the white background, I believe it to be caused by using a .svg image file as the wallpaper, to test this I converted my wallpaper from an svg to jpg and everything worked as intended.
Hopefully this helps!

Florian Boucault (fboucault) wrote :

@venomenus: thanks for the investigation. This issue with SVG files is reported as bug https://bugs.launchpad.net/unity-2d/+bug/705385

André Oliva (gandreoliva) wrote :

Similar behavior in Unity 2d 3.8.6-ubuntu2~bzr544 (april 19) in Natty, using the Cosmos and Constest slideshows.

Changed in unity-2d:
importance: Medium → High
milestone: none → 3.10
Bill Filler (bfiller) on 2011-05-02
Changed in unity-2d:
assignee: nobody → Ugo Riboni (uriboni)
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-05-31
Changed in unity-2d (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-07-04
Changed in unity-2d:
milestone: 3.8.10 → 3.8.12
Florian Boucault (fboucault) wrote :

One could use the GnomeBG library available in the Ubuntu package libgnome-desktop-dev.

The APIs allow to be retrieve all the background parameters and to be notified when transitions happen. It also allows to load the background and to benefit from an on-disk cache.

Changed in unity-2d:
assignee: Ugo Riboni (uriboni) → nobody
milestone: 3.8.12 → none
Michał Sawicz (saviq) wrote :

This only affects the spread now.

description: updated
summary: - [dash & spread] white background when using a slideshow wallpaper
+ [spread] missing background when using a slideshow wallpaper
Changed in unity-2d:
assignee: nobody → Florian Boucault (fboucault)
status: Confirmed → In Progress
milestone: none → 5.2
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2012-01-12
Changed in unity-2d:
milestone: 5.2 → 5.4
Changed in unity-2d:
milestone: 5.2.1 → 5.6
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2012-03-05
Changed in unity-2d:
milestone: 5.6 → 5.8
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2012-03-23
Changed in unity-2d:
milestone: 5.8 → 5.10.0
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2012-04-12
Changed in unity-2d:
milestone: 5.10.0 → 5.12

mh. is this bug somewhat near being fixed?

Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2012-04-27
Changed in unity-2d:
milestone: 5.12 → 5.14
Changed in unity-2d:
status: In Progress → Confirmed
assignee: Florian Boucault (fboucault) → nobody
Changed in unity-2d:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Changed in unity-2d (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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