Java application windows cut-off/truncated/not displayed properly

Bug #857201 reported by Ingo Gerth on 2011-09-23
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Compiz Core
Sam Spilsbury
Fix Released
Sam Spilsbury
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

How to reproduce:
1. Install a JAVA application. In my case, I am running Matlab 2011a.
2. Open it.

What should happen:
Show a nicely rendered window.

What happens instead:
The window is not properly shown and cut-off at the bottom and right hand side. There are also strange artifacts and the Nautilus selection tooltip is displayed in the lower right corner. This is a regression from 11.04.

Recommended importance:
High. This bug prevents deployment of Ubuntu 11.10 to academic institutions, because widespread, high value software can not be executed properly. This includes e.g. Matlab, Maple, etc.

Ingo Gerth (igerth) wrote :
Ingo Gerth (igerth) wrote :

Another screenshot. Note that I couldn't post the bug upstream.

Omer Akram (om26er) on 2011-09-25
affects: compiz → compiz-core
Sam Spilsbury (smspillaz) wrote :

Thanks for the report. I'll be working on this next week.

Changed in compiz-core:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in compiz-core:
assignee: nobody → Sam Spilsbury (smspillaz)
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Sam Spilsbury (smspillaz)
Changed in compiz-core:
milestone: none → 0.9.6
Changed in unity:
milestone: none → 4.18.0
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-09-26
Changed in unity:
milestone: 4.18.0 → 4.20.0
Sam Spilsbury (smspillaz) wrote :

I can't reproduce this with all the java apps I've tried. I'll get a hold of MathWorks today and try to get an evaluation build of matlab

Ingo Gerth (igerth) wrote :

 > Thanks for the report.

Don't mention, clearly you are the one to be thanked here! Keep up the great work, I really appreciate your effort.

It's odd that you can't reproduce the bug. I'll have a look at it today again.

Sam Spilsbury (smspillaz) wrote :

racarr says this is fixed in the oneiric branch with applications like CGoban from . Can you check if you can reproduce the bug with that application as well? If so, then I'm willing to bet that this is probably fixed somehow [tm]

Changed in compiz-core:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Sam Spilsbury (smspillaz) wrote :

(To clarify, he mentioned that he got this same bug with that application 2 weeks ago and now no longer gets it with an up to date trunk)

Ingo Gerth (igerth) wrote :

It is indeed fixed, Matlab works like charm again. Cheers!

Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in compiz-core:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package unity - 4.20.0-0ubuntu1

unity (4.20.0-0ubuntu1) oneiric; urgency=low

  * New upstream release + cherry-pick:
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in PluginClassHandler<UnityWindow,
      CompWindow, 0>::get() (LP: #835259)
    - dash does not scroll down during keyboard navigation (LP: #852506)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in _XFreeEventCookies() (LP: #851472)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in g_object_unref() (LP: #847512)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in nux::WindowCompositor::MouseEventCycle()
      (LP: #831678)
    - compiz and X can disagree on the stacking order (LP: #845719)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in unity::dash::LensView::OnResultAdded()
      (LP: #855252)
    - CCSM crashes Unity (LP: #861643)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in PrivateWindow::addWindowStackChanges()
      (LP: #862115)
    - Touch - When dragging a window with a 3 touch, dragging to the top
      should show the maximize gesture preview. (LP: #750316)
    - compiz crashed with SIGABRT in raise() (LP: #750386)
    - Launcher - Spread should not affect the state of window (LP: #764673)
    - [UIFe] Add system setting icon to Launcher (LP: #764744)
    - compiz crashed with SIGABRT in raise() [Merely unchecking the Unity
      plugin is enough to crash Compiz...] (LP: #823386)
    - Launcher - does not hide if revealed from top 24px of the left edge of
      the screen (LP: #835989)
    - Clickable areas of previously active window remains on 'Show Desktop'
      (LP: #836325)
    - Cannot search for some apps in Dash (LP: #837075)
    - Dash - Search box cursor not responding correctly to focus (LP: #839704)
    - Multi-display: Application menu only showing on primary screen
      (LP: #845212)
    - Ellipsized values in size filter (LP: #851359)
    - (oneiric) dash result expansions don't display icons (LP: #854615)
    - run the wrong command if enter is hit before the view is refreshed
      (LP: #856205)
    - Java application windows cut-off/truncated/not displayed properly
      (LP: #857201)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in sigc::signal_base::impl() (LP: #831769)
    - Minimizing a window should switch focus to the windows underneath it
      (breaks restore) (LP: #859885)
    - Ratings filter allows ratings > 1.0 (LP: #861255)
    - Serious Unity problem stuck in spread when dragging icons back to the
      dash (LP: #862045)
    - Must use hardware keyboard to perform search for applications in Unity
      (LP: #739812)
    - Files lens should also search Downloads (LP: #748915)
    - The dash crosses the monitor boundary when resolution is 1152x864 or
      lesser width (LP: #765338)
    - Dash - dragging a file outside of the Desktop Dash should close the Dash
      (LP: #764641)
    - Text in Dash search text box overflows and doesn't crop with longer
      strings; RtL input starts in wrong place (LP: #834765)
    - Where the average background colour is either very light or dark, adjust
      this value to darken/lighten in order to preserve readability
      (LP: #837993)
    - Dash does not resize when I connect to an external display and mirror
      displays (LP: #83813...


Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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