[regression] Week 35 - Menu display and application name display on panel overlapping

Reported by Nice Testhouse on 2012-08-30
This bug affects 12 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Ubuntu 12.10 quantal with ppa:unity-team/release on 3 machines with (Intel, Radeon, Nvidia) GPU

Issue: The application name display on panel and the menu for an application on panel is overlapping. See screenshot.

-Open any application with menus. For ex: Firefox
- Keep the window restored i.e. not maximized to full screen size
- Move the cursor over the top panel where the menus appear

Observe - Name of the application (Firefox Web Browser in this example) is visible in black, on top of it the menu is displayed in white.

-Now move the cursor to an area on screen which is not on panel and not on application window.

Observe - The menu items appear in black text on top panel and name of the application (Firefox Web Browser in this example) appears in white on top of the menu items.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: unity 6.2.0+bzr2633ubuntu0+762 [origin: LP-PPA-unity-team-release]
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-13.14-generic 3.5.3
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-13-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
.proc.driver.nvidia.gpus.0: Error: [Errno 21] Is a directory: '/proc/driver/nvidia/gpus/0'
.proc.driver.nvidia.registry: Binary: ""
 NVRM version: NVIDIA UNIX x86 Kernel Module 304.43 Sun Aug 19 20:20:21 PDT 2012
 GCC version: gcc version 4.7.1 20120814 (prerelease) (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.7.1-7ubuntu1)
 Your system is not currently configured to drive a VGA console
 on the primary VGA device. The NVIDIA Linux graphics driver
 requires the use of a text-mode VGA console. Use of other console
 drivers including, but not limited to, vesafb, may result in
 corruption and stability problems, and is not supported.
ApportVersion: 2.5.1-0ubuntu3
Architecture: i386
CompizPlugins: [core,composite,opengl,compiztoolbox,decor,vpswitch,snap,mousepoll,resize,place,move,wall,grid,regex,imgpng,session,gnomecompat,animation,fade,unitymtgrabhandles,workarounds,scale,expo,ezoom,unityshell]
CrashDB: unity
Date: Thu Aug 30 20:07:35 2012
DistUpgraded: Fresh install
DistroCodename: quantal
DistroVariant: ubuntu
DkmsStatus: nvidia-current, 304.43, 3.5.0-13-generic, i686: installed
 NVIDIA Corporation G86 [Quadro NVS 290] [10de:042f] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: NVIDIA Corporation Device [10de:0492]
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Alpha i386 (20120713.1)
 kmod:nvidia_current - nvidia_current (Proprietary, Enabled, Not in use)
 kmod:nvidia_173 - NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library (Proprietary, Disabled, Not in use)
 kmod:nvidia_173_updates - NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library (Proprietary, Disabled, Not in use)
 kmod:nvidia_current_updates - NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library (Proprietary, Disabled, Not in use)
MachineType: FUJITSU ESPRIMO 9900
 PATH=(custom, no user)
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-13-generic root=UUID=bea4e83e-9d49-4a79-827b-19d41290c907 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 04/29/2010
dmi.bios.vendor: FUJITSU // Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
dmi.bios.version: 6.00 R1.16.2924.A1
dmi.board.name: D2924-A1
dmi.board.vendor: FUJITSU
dmi.board.version: S26361-D2924-A1
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: FUJITSU
dmi.chassis.version: C$EIP1
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnFUJITSU//PhoenixTechnologiesLtd.:bvr6.00R1.16.2924.A1:bd04/29/2010:svnFUJITSU:pnESPRIMO9900:pvr:rvnFUJITSU:rnD2924-A1:rvrS26361-D2924-A1:cvnFUJITSU:ct3:cvrC$EIP1:
dmi.product.name: ESPRIMO 9900
dmi.sys.vendor: FUJITSU
version.compiz: compiz 1:
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.38-0ubuntu2
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 9.0~git20120821.c1114c61-0ubuntu2
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 9.0~git20120821.c1114c61-0ubuntu2
version.nvidia-graphics-drivers: nvidia-graphics-drivers N/A
version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.7.3-0ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.99.99~git20120713.6ef1ad6a-0ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.20.3-0ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:1.0.1-4~ubuntu1

Nice Testhouse (testhouse) wrote :
Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

Not reproducible here, Unity trunk. Is it because you have the opacity set to zero? I tried it that way too, but wasn't able to reproduce it with restored Firefox or Chrome.

Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

Also, is this reproducible always, or only occasionally?

Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

its a regression, we know of it. It was caused after GLES merge.(TM)

Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
summary: - Week 35 - Menu display and application name display on panel overlapping
+ [regression] Week 35 - Menu display and application name display on
+ panel overlapping
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

first sighted in comment #22 bug 924592

Changed in unity:
milestone: none → 6.4
Changed in unity:
milestone: 6.4 → 6.6
Nice Testhouse (testhouse) wrote :

Week 37 - same issue observed on Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal with ppa:unity-team/staging

Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-09-13
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity:
milestone: 6.6 → 7.0
Nice Testhouse (testhouse) wrote :

Week 38 - Same issue observed, Ubuntu 12.10 with ppa:unity-team/staging

Nice Testhouse (testhouse) wrote :

Week 40 - Same issue observed on Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal with ppa:unity-team/ppa

Keith Drummond (victor9098) wrote :

Happening to me, but I do not have the ppa:unity-team/ppa added, just running 12.10 beta

Nice Testhouse (testhouse) wrote :

Week 40 - Same issue observed on Chinese Edition 12.10 Ubuntu (Quantal Quetzel) daily build

Nice Testhouse (testhouse) wrote :

Week 42 - Same issue observed on 12.10 Ubuntu (Quantal with ppa:unity-team/sru

Please note that Opacity is set to 0.

Maurizio (mauri660) on 2012-11-03
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
status: In Progress → Confirmed
gabriel araujo (gabriel140492) wrote :

It's happing also with me. It began when I upgrade my ubuntu from 12.04 to 12.10.

Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2013-04-04
Changed in unity:
milestone: 7.0.0 → 7.0.1
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2013-04-26
Changed in unity:
milestone: 7.0.1 → 7.1.0

I confirmed this on 12.10, but I don't see this on 13.04. Could someone who was affected by this on 12.10 confirm that they no longer see this behavior on 13.04? Marking Incomplete until there is confirmation.


Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for unity (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2013-07-26
Changed in unity:
milestone: 7.1.0 → none
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