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[Bug 577806] [NEW] compiz desktop effects lost after logout & login or reboot


Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: compiz

When I upgraded from Ubuntu 9.10 to 10.04 lucid, the desktop effects were lost. I could reselect the Appearance, Visual Effects, Extra but after logout/in or reboot they had gone back to none.
Steps to reproduce:
1. Upgrade from Ubuntu 9.10 to 10.04. (might happen with a clean install)
2. After login to your user desktop start an application like Boinc
3. Notice that the applications top name bar or whatever is the correct term, is missing.
4. Also notice not more wobbly window effects when resizing a window.
5. Go to Preferences, Appearance, Visual Effects. Notice that it reset to none.
6. Set it back to Extra.
7. Logout/in, notice how it has been set back to none again.
Expected: Visual Effects should remain at preferred setting of Extra.
The workaround I found was to manually add compiz to Preferences, Startup Applications. If it should have been added there automatically I am not certain but that seems to fix the problem at least temporarily.
Source package: compiz
Ubuntu 10.04 lucid
Compiz version: 1:0.8.4-0ubuntu15

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: compiz-core 1:0.8.4-0ubuntu15
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-22.33-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-22-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,ccp,move,resize,place,decoration,dbus,mousepoll,gnomecompat,png,svg,imgjpeg,text,commands,neg,wall,snap,animation,scale,scaleaddon,expo,staticswitcher,regex,resizeinfo,workarounds,ezoom,vpswitch,fade,session,shift,wobbly]
 [   31.320017] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
 [   40.528060] ppdev: user-space parallel port driver
 [   77.762529] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
 [   77.792355] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
 [10288.312539] Clocksource tsc unstable (delta = -100010908 ns)
Date: Sun May  9 23:01:49 2010
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/compiz
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release amd64 (20091027)
 Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
 Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
PciDisplay: 05:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation G71 [GeForce 7950 GT] [10de:0295] (rev a1)
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-22-generic root=UUID=b393b81e-8e42-47b1-b926-9175c832be98 ro quiet splash
 xserver-xorg 1:7.5+5ubuntu1
 libgl1-mesa-glx 7.7.1-1ubuntu2
 libdrm2 2.4.18-1ubuntu3
 xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.9.1-3ubuntu5
 xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.13.0-1ubuntu5
SourcePackage: compiz
dmi.bios.date: 05/30/2006
dmi.bios.vendor: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
dmi.bios.version: 6.00 PG
dmi.board.name: KN8 SLI(NF-CK804)
dmi.board.vendor: http://www.abit.com.tw/
dmi.board.version: 1.x
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnPhoenixTechnologies,LTD:bvr6.00PG:bd05/30/2006:svn:pn:pvr:rvnhttp//www.abit.com.tw/:rnKN8SLI(NF-CK804):rvr1.x:cvn:ct3:cvr:
system: distro = Ubuntu, architecture = x86_64, kernel = 2.6.32-22-generic

** Affects: compiz (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: amd64 apport-bug lucid

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